Bhaag Milkha Bhaag - External Reviews

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is indeed long. It is a typical sports story too. But, it keeps you in your seat all along with moments of victory and failure, of course but also with moments of emotion and introspection.

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46 reviewers have given Bhaag Milkha Bhaag an average rating of 3.9/5.0 (?)

30 yays
4 nays
12 so-so

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Thumbs up by Anna Vetticad, annavetticadgoes2themovies ...There is no glossing over the brutality inflicted on innocents on that side of the border, but Prasoon skillfully steers clear of rabble-rousing. ... full review

So-So by Naresh Kumar Deoshi, Apun Ka Choice ...The titular protagonist, in the hands of a lesser actor, would have fallen flat on his face... full review

Thumbs down by Baradwaj Rangan, Blogical Conclusion, The New Sunday Express ...A film like this should whip you into a frenzy, and here I felt I was at the receiving end of a life in bullet points. This happened. Then that happened. Then this happened. And then that happened.... full review

Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks Cinema.com ...BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG may not be as energetic as projected in its promotional campaign. It misses the fire and it misses the excitement. Yet it does remain a worth watching film and a significant step in Hindi Film Industry, showing them a way that we do need to make films on our historical figures and national heroes at regular intervals, along with catering to the commercial aspects of the business like BMB... full review

Thumbs up by Aashi Gahlot, Bolly Spice ...When Milkha Singh is triggered into recalling the past, the flash backs are in black and white or sepia colour. This creates a powerful feeling of memory, of emotion, of trying to unravel some questions.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama ...Sonam puts her best foot forward as well. Although the character is brief, she shines in those pertinent moments nonetheless. ... full review

Thumbs up by Prathmesh Jadhav, Bollywood Life ...Sprint to the nearest theatre to catch this consummate biopic!... full review

Thumbs up by Saumya Sharma, BookmyShow ...Heartwarming, overwhelmingly nice and extremely motivational. ... full review

So-So by Deepa Gahlot, cinemaah ...you emerge from the moviehall with Binod Pradhan’s cinematography and Farhan Akhtar’s matchless performance... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...And was an in-joke essential? Rakeysh Om Prakash Mehra shows up in a cameo, on board the athlete’s first airplane ride, to announce that he is the captain of the flight. ... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhil Arora, Desi Martini ...best film of the year... full review

So-So by Rony D'Costa, Desi Martini ...Bad casting and manipulative screenplay hurts the film bad.... full review

Thumbs up by Smita, Desi Martini ...An engrossing and inspirational movie worth a watch.... full review

Thumbs up by Sarita Tanwar, DNA ...an intense bio-drama... full review

Thumbs up by Deepa Deosthalee, Film Impressions ...But enter Sonam Kapoor and things start going wrong––picture a rustic Punjabi girl of the 1950s saying,“Gandhiji ke janamdin par poore India mein chutti hoti hai,” in rich Juhu kid’s accent... full review

Thumbs up by Rachit Gupta, Filmfare ...Bhaag Milkha Bhaag employs Guru Gobind Singh’s famous words and a sad old Sardaar joke with equal conviction. ... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, FirstPost ...a near-flawless homage to the Flying Sikh... full review

Thumbs up by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...But Art Malik struggles hard to get his diction and dialogues right and for that matter even Farhan doesn’t get it all right as far as the diction is concerned.... full review

Thumbs up by Kritika Deval, fullhyd.com ...It is an engrossing conversation which never overstays its welcome. And if it gets a bit too hero-worshippy and exhuberant in its approach, we forgive them. The man deserves his share of Bollywood drama.... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, Glamsham.com ...There's the honesty of a Farhan Akhtar and an India-Pakistan tussle in the end, which might just tilt the scale in Mehra's favour. ... full review

Thumbs down by Sarit Ray, Hindustan Times ...while the protagonist purportedly possesses tremendous focus, the film seems to lack that very quality. ... full review

So-So by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...Too long to leave a lasting impression... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Deogire, In.com ...Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra through Farhan Akhtar celebrates and glorifies one of India's best sportsmen. ... full review

Thumbs up by Vinayak Chakravorty, india today ...inspires without getting too complex... full review

So-So by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...starts getting overlaid by too much drama... full review

Thumbs up by Gaurav Malani, indiatimes ...inconsistent but significant!... full review

Thumbs up Indicine ...viewer will go through a truly human experience of tragedy, romance, comedy, drama and even a bit of action!... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...the story’s terrain is smartly packed with judicious amounts of highs and lows, making the film’s recipe flawless.... full review

Thumbs down by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ... Prakash Raj leaves a mark as a stern military man.... full review

So-So by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...What could have been a fast paced, laced with the pleasant smell of earth-kind of a story, turns into a meandering, indulgently long, and unnecessarily melodramatic... full review

Thumbs up by Jaidev Hemmady, Movie Talkies ...A Successful Run!... full review

Thumbs up by Divya Solgama, MoviezADDA ...not only just an inspiration or an entertaining movie, but much beyond than that.... full review

Thumbs up by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ... BMB deserves every ounce of praise for the filmmakers' conviction on display.... full review

So-So by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ...It is amply clear by the end of the three hours of the film’s running time that the song-and-dance Bollywood form does not lend itself to the simple dynamics of a sporting biopic.... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now Running.com ...an extremely dramatised, glossy version of a biopic which fails to connect owing to its extensive run time and exaggeration. ... full review

So-So by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...lacks clarity and coherence... full review

So-So by Aseem Chhabra, Rediff ...Although BMB is no Chariots of Fire, the running sequences are quite gripping. ... full review

Thumbs down by Shilpa Jamkhandikar, Reuters ...It is also a perfect example of how not to make a sports biopic, and a telling comment on the compulsion of most filmmakers to “Bollywoodise” what starts off as an unusual subject and premise.... full review

Thumbs up by Vijay Simha, Sify Movies ...Watch India, watch... full review

Thumbs up by K N Gupta, SmasHits.com ...Australian actress Rebecca Breeds dances wonderfully and proves her chemistry with Farhan... full review

So-So by Swati Rohatgi, STARDUST ...There’s only one BIG plus for this film and that’s Farhan Akhtar.... full review

Thumbs up by Sudhish Kamath, The Hindu ...It’s just too long and exhausting a journey at the end, but one we must take. To celebrate a hero. And to encourage the rarely attempted genre.... full review

Thumbs up by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India ...Farhan is fantastic! He peeps through Milkha's core to essay this role. ... full review

So-So by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...The camerawork by Binod Pradhan lifts it a notch as it is thanks to him, the film comes closest to being the epic, it so desires itself to be.... full review

Thumbs up by Rummana Ahmed, yahoo! India ...But Mehra’s control on his craft is so immaculate that the film never descends into incoherence, and the viewer is never lost... full review

Thumbs up by Gayatri Sankar, ZEENEWS.COM ...The film on the whole is entertaining but has certain glitches that could have been avoided. Had the run time been a little shorter, perhaps it would have been a lot better. ... full review