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Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

 -  Action | Biography | Crime  -  2 March 2012 (USA)
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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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Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya ...
Balram Singh Thomar
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Indra
Rajendra Gupta ...
Major H.S. Randhawa
Jhakkad Guru ...
Man at Ice Stall
Imran Hasnee ...
Matadeen Singh Tomar
Zakir Hussain ...
M,P.S. Rathore
Brijendra Kala ...
Journalist
Jahangir Khan ...
Bhawar Singh
Swapnil kiiran Kotriwar ...
Hanumanta singh tomar
Vipin Sharma ...
Major Masand
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Gopi Jadav
Dinesh Uniyal ...
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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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Also Known As:

Паан Сингх Томар  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

Goofs

When the train approaches Nurpura railway station, the coach just after the locomotive engine has "G S L" and "U M Re" written on it (Hindi abbr. for North Central Railway). The story is set in the '60s and '70s, but the North Central railway came into existence on 1st April, 2003. See more »

Quotes

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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A real gem in an era of mediocrity
4 March 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

In an era where box office success more often means 'No script and mediocrity' in Bollywood, once a while comes a gem like 'Pan Singh Tomar'. Irrfan comes into his own, well immersed into his character...he takes the audience on a trip which brings out a range of emotions from patriotism, guru bhakti, helplessness and finally revenge. Though the language is thick Chamabl dialect but Irrfan bridges that gap with a masterful display forcing you to laugh, cry and feel his pain.

Tigmanshu Dhulia is among the rare breed of bollywood directors along with Anurag Kashyap who have the knack of picking up great scripts and turning them out into movies which have the right mix of real acting and appeal to please both the masses and multiplex audience. The movie is a must watch...go out and enjoy the wonderful experience of watching the haunting Irrfan in action...bow your heads to the person who has grown from Salaam Bombay to Haasil to Maqbool.


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