Bhaag Milkha Bhaag - 7 mistakes


Directed by : Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Produced by : Rajiv Tandon,Raghav Bahl,Maitreyee Dasgupta,
Madhav Roy Kapur, Rachvin Narula, Shyam P.S, Navmeet Singh,P. S. Bharathi

Written by : Prasoon Joshi

(Based on : The Race of My Life by Milkha Singh and Sonia Sanwalka)

Starring :  Farhan Akhtar, Sonam Kapoor, Hikaru Ito, Meesha Shafi, Divya Dutta

Release date : 12 July 2013





Factual Errors:
  • Though the movie is set in the 1950's, Farhan Akhtar sings the song nanha munna rahi hoon in the film. The song is from the movie 'Son of India' which was released in 1962.
  •  Farhan’s character visits Pakistan after becoming an army officer, he’s shown to be riding a 2012 model of the Royal Enfield.



  • Although film mentions that Milkha Singh held the men's 400 meter world record, Men's 400 metres world record progression does not mention Milkha Singh's name in the world record holders. 
  • It is shown that Ranbir Singh (Milkha Singh's coach) mentions world record as 45.9 seconds after 1952 Olympics; while Milkha eventually bested that time in the 1956 Olympics with a personal record of 45.73 seconds, the newest world record was 45.2 seconds set by Lou Jones of United States, the first place winner in the same race.


  • In the final race when Milkha Singh’s sister tune in the radio to follow the developments in Lahore live, the radio commentator can be heard as announcing, “It seems that entire Pakistan has settled inside the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.” The Lahore Stadium which was originally built in 1959 wasn’t renamed as Gaddafi Stadium until 1974.


  • The Malaysian flag did not exist until 1957. There a Malaysian flag in a scene during 1956 in Melbourne.



Other Mistake:

In the movie BHAG MILKHA BHAG which was set in 1950s, in few scenes we can see mobile towers which don't exist in that era.




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