Bollywood Magic – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

The Indian Cultural Centre will be screening the Hindi film ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag on January 19, at its auditorium at 16/2, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7, starting at 6.00 pm.

‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ (with English sub titles) released in 2013 is an Indian biographical sports drama directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra from a script written by Prasoon Joshi.

The story is based on the life of Milkha Singh, an Indian athlete who was a national champion runner and an Olympian. The film is inspired by his autobiography, titled The Race of My Life co-written by Singh and his daughter, Sonia Sanwalka.

The film is done with the background of the Partition of India in 1947 which caused chaos resulted in mass religious violence in Punjab in British India, killing the parents of Milkha Singh. Living in impoverished refugee camps, Milkha lives a life of honesty and makes it to the world of sports.

The film casts Farhan Akhtar in the lead role with Art Malik  and Sonam Kapoor, Music by Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Sports was coordinated by the American action director Rob Miller of Reel Sports.

All are cordially invited. For further details please contact the Indian Cultural Centre on telephone 2684698 and Email:

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