Special preview screening of 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' for Indian Armed Forces

MUMBAI: Viacom 18 Media and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, in association with UFO Moviez have announced exclusive preview screenings of the eagerly awaited biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag in all UFO digital Defence theatres across India, a day ahead of the film‘s nationwide theatrical release.

Starring Farhan Akhtar and Sonam Kapoor, and directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a film about the revered athlete Milkha Singh‘s perseverance as a sportsperson and also as a courageous human spirit.

While the theatrical release of the film is scheduled for 12 July, the exclusive premiere for Indian Defence Personnel and their families will be held at 8.00 pm on 11 July, in UFO‘s digital Defence theatres across India. 


"Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a tribute to a national hero. It was because of the Indian Army that Milkha Singh‘s talent was discovered and nurtured. Viacom18 Motion Pictures is privileged and proud to premiere the film for the armed forces across India a day before its commercial release. It‘s our humble way of saying ‘we salute you‘", said Viacom18 Motion Pictures marketing and operations head Rudrarup Datta.

The Defense spokesperson of Chandimandir Army Cantonment in Chandigarh added, "The special screenings of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is a positive step by Viacom18 and UFO towards entertaining our troops. Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, with its message of resilience of spirit, body and mind, promises to be an extremely interesting film to watch, as will be the chance for the defence personnel to meet with the star cast of the film along with Shri Milkha Singh."

Speaking on the occasion, UFO Moviez joint MD Kapil Agarwal said, "The Defence Forces are our nation‘s pride and the specially organised premiere of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is our way of paying tribute to the brave soldiers who safeguard our nation. We are very happy to partner with Viacom 18 Media and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra for such an initiative. It is a matter of personal pride for all UFOrians that our digital cinema services and solutions have helped entertain Indian Armed Forces personnel across the length and breadth of India, round the year and in all weather conditions."

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