Bhaag Milkha Bhaag runs high on popularity chart USA

July 17, 2013 16:44
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag runs high on popularity chart USA

'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' which narrates the life of legendary Indian athlete Milkha Singh, has raked up USD 647 in the first week of its release in the US. The filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's biopic which included versatile actor Farhan Akhtar in the main role has also secured the 15th spot on the popularity chart of movies in the United States present week.

According to Box Office Mojo, the website that tracks top American movies, the film is playing across 140 theaters in the United States and gained USD 647,112 in the first three days of its release over the weekend. On the foremost day of its release on July 12, the movie gained USD 183,083, while it mounted next day to USD 270,275 on Saturday. While on Sunday (July 14) it gained USD 193,774 across its 140 theaters.

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Moving ahead, The Washington Post mentioned in the review of the movie, a biopic gets the Bollywood treatment in 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'(Run Milkha Run), which dramatizes the life of record-breaking Indian sprinter Milkha Singh, wonderfully played as well justified by the talented Farhan Akhtar. The daily added that generally in Bollywood films, Milkha's story is supposed to be a saga. Yet away from one's consideration from a horrifying experience in childhood as well as some major triumphs on the track, much of the rest of his history feels like makeweight held together by a imperfect framing device.  The New York Times mentioned in their writing that the Indian running champ Milkha Singh may be the hero of the over-the-top 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', yet this Bollywood film's true, distressed heart lies in the inhuman era of India's partition. Keeping as a side character in the film as it puts forward, Milkha - a ka 'the Flying Sikh' - ran away from Pakistan as well has been running ever since.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the three-hour sports biopic about India's most famous runner requires viewer hardships, yet pays off accompanying an stimulating climax. The Hollywood Reporter while praising the performance of Akhtar's in the movie expressed that the smart, vigorous Akhtar does not appear like the typical Bollywood hero, which is one of the factors that Mehra says led him to choose him for the role after a casting search that took him as far as Canada, the UK and the US. It also added, on the contrary,  beyond the impressive physique he has cultivated for the role, Akhtar has generated a sense of focus as well as devoutness that furthered Singh to mount high from his modest initiation as a post-Partition refugee and small-time turn as a national champion.

The movie was indeed a fantabulous experience showcasing extraordinary performance from the talented Akhtar in a crucial role of Indian running champ Milkha Singh. It genuinely required a great guts accompanied by perfection in acting talent.

(AW:Samrat Biswas)

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