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Release Date 11 July, 2013
Budget ₹40 crores
Box Office India ₹109 crores
Box Office Worldwide ₹164 crores
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Driven from his home by the partition of India, Milkha Singh learns to run fast by stealing to survive in the refugee camp. This is the true story of how Milkha Singh came to dominate the Olympics and earn the name “The Flying Sikh.”

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Day-wise Box Office Collections

First Day₹8.48 crores
Saturday₹10.73 crores
Sunday₹11.95 crores
First Weekend₹31.16 crores
First Week₹52.37 crores
Second Week₹27.99 crores
Third Week₹15.49 crores
Lifetime India (net)₹109 crores
Worldwide Gross₹164 crores
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Movie Reception

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag attracted a huge number of people to its multiplexes and it mainly showed its stronghold in the North region. After taking an excellent opening in the theatres, the film witnessed an excellent growth and crossed Rs. 30 crores mark in its first weekend.

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag dropped very less on the weekdays which helped it to earn over Rs. 50 crores in its first week. The stronghold of the film in the second week ensured a less than 50% drop from the week 1. Similarly, the third week also fared well which enabled Bhaag Milkha Bhaag to enter Rs. 100 crores club.

In the overseas, the performance of the movie remained superb and it collected Rs. 50 crores and hence it's worldwide earning easily surpassed the amount of Rs. 160 crores. The film became the fifth highest grosser film of 2013 at the Indian box office.

Full Cast & Characters

Farhan AkhtarSubedar Milkha Singh
Sonam KapoorBiro, Milkha's fleeting love interest
Divya DuttaIsri Kaur, Milkha's elder sister
Meesha ShafiPerizaad
Pavan MalhotraHawaldar (Constable) Gurudev Singh
Yograj SinghRanveer Singh, Milkha's coach
Art MalikSampooran Singh, Milkha's father
Prakash RajVeerapandian
K.K.NainaMr. Wadhwa
Rebecca BreedsStella
Dalip TahilJawaharlal Nehru
Dev GillAbdul Khaliq
Nawab ShahAbdul Khaliq's Coach
Jass BhatiaMahinder
Japtej SinghYoung Milkha Singh
Salim ZaidiPakistani Reporter
Mahendra MewatiKirpal Singh

Fun Facts & Triva

  • Milkha Singh charged only Rs. 1 for his contribution to the film.
  • Milkha Singh provided every minute detail about his life and career as an athlete so that filmmakers don't feel difficulty to present real facts about his life.
  • Sona Kapoor claimed that she charged Rs. 11 for her role in the film.
  • Farhan Akhtar took 18 months of rigorous training for his role in the film.
  • Prakash Raj didn't charge anything for his work in the film and acted for free.
  • Akshay Kumar was offered the role of Milkha Singh but he turned down the offer.
  • Ranveer Singh had auditioned for the role of Milkha Singh in the film.
  • Pakistani artist cum singer, Meesha Shafi made her debut in the Bollywood with the film.

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