Following the rave reviews it elicited from all quarters, the hugely appreciated Farhan Akhtar's Hindi movie Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, was exhibited at the seventh Asian Film Festival 2014 that is currently underway in Saudi Arabia.
The sports biopic which witnessed a simultaneous worldwide
release on July 12 last year, is predominantly based on the life of
the famous former Indian Olympic sprinter Milkha Singh.
Popularly known as 'The Flying Sikh', he was unfortunate to have
missed out on the bronze medal for a third place finish on the
podium by a whisker at the 1960 Summer Olympic Games held at Rome
The legendary athlete's character in the movie has been essayed
by reputed Bollywood actor and film-maker Farhan Akhtar. Bhaag
Milkha Bhaag was among the 12 films which were chosen by the
Asian Consulates General Club (ACGC) to showcase the rich cultural
heritage that is prevalent in Asian countries.
Speaking on the occasion of the movie being shown at the film
fest in the Gulf nation, the Consul General of India to Saudi
Arabia Mr. Faiz Ahmed Kidwai, reiterated that the Rakeysh Omprakash
Mehra-directed flick is not inspiring to the youth, but also
carried along the message that real triumph can be achieved only by
confronting one's problems, and not by escaping from them.
Conceived at a budget of Rs.300 million (US$4.9 million),
Bhaag Milkha Bhaag garnered widespread acclaim from
audience as well as critics. The movie was eventually proclaimed as
a 'super-hit' both within the country as well as abroad.