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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