Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a movie that has created history and brought into light the life story of the athlete Milkha Singh. Now the director of the movie Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra has shortened the length of the movie for its international release. He has reduced the playing-time of the biopic by 30 minutes and said the new version is suitable for a no-interval format.
The film about the 'Flying Sikh' played by Farhan
Akhtar was loved by all in India and the only hurdle for
international release was the length of the movie which was more
than three hours. Now, this will no more be a problem.
Cutting short the footage was not an easy job for the makers of
the movie because even the songs in the movie carried forward the
plot so it was a long process.
"Bharathi and I haven't forced cuts into the narration. We
wanted to bring the length down to a no-interval format, since
there is no tradition of breaking a film into two halves in the
West. To eliminate the interval-point for the international
version, we had to re-edit the film," explained Mehra.
At the home front, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag opened to
positive response and if the viewers relished the narration, they
thoroughly appreciated Farhan Akhtar's endeavour to play Milkha
convincingly in the successful movie, which raked in approximately
Rs.55 crore in the first week.
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