Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

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The story of Paan Singh Tomar, an Indian athlete and seven-time national steeplechase champion who becomes one of the most feared dacoits in Chambal Valley after his retirement.



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Credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya ...
Balram Singh Thomar
Rajendra Gupta ...
Major H.S. Randhawa
Jhakkad Guru ...
Man at Ice Stall
Ashraf Ul Haq ...
Imran Hasnee ...
Matadeen Singh Tomar
Zakir Hussain ...
M,P.S. Rathore
Brijendra Kala ...
Jahangir Khan ...
Bhawar Singh
Swapnil kiiran Kotriwar ...
Hanumanta singh tomar
Major Masand
Gopi Jadav
Dinesh Uniyal ...


Paan Singh Tomar is a Hindi-language film, based on the true story of a runner employed by the Army and has won Gold medal at Indian National Games but forced to become notorious baaghi. It is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia. Written by Anonymous

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2 March 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Паан Сингх Томар  »

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$22,390 (USA) (2 March 2012)


$39,567 (USA) (16 March 2012)

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Paan Singh Tomar was a seven-time national steeplechase champion in the 1950s and 1960s. See more »


Pan Singh Tomar told his interviewer that International Defence Athletic Meet was the most important race of his life, however no record was involved. In the flashback his elder brother was telling the fellow villagers that in recently concluded International Defence Athletics Meet Subedar Paan Singh Tomar has broken his own record. See more »


Journalist: You tricked the police of three states. This was quite a big scandal.
Paan Singh Tomar: That's the misfortune of our country. I crossed 28 barriers & 7 water pits to become the national champion, nobody cared. But when I fooled the police and do a kidnapping then everybody started chanting, Paan Singh... Paan Singh!
Journalist: I agree. Sports persons in this country are in a very poor condition.
Paan Singh Tomar: Don't shed crocodile tears. Had I been only a mere sportsperson, would you've taken so much risk to come & interview me?
Journalist: I agree.
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Excellent watch - Irfan gives a stellar performance
25 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Watched it in the London Film Festival yesterday. Its a star of a movie. Great tight script, super acting, and great direction. All the actors have done a great job but Irfan is just magnificent- he is turning up as the next Nasruddin Shah

Everyone in the cinema seemed to enjoy the movie and the director got a nice applause in the end.

My worry is that this movie might not get a wide release, specially abroad - I hope UTV does it best to publicise and release it as much as it can.

Well recommended !!!!

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