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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According to newspaper reports it was reported that Tomar was shot when he was alive and was asking for water: "Any rajput here who could please give me some water"; Hawaldar Tribhuwan Singh started walking towards Tomar with some water but the Circle inspector shouted at him: "Tribhuwan, dacoit has no caste". See more »


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 »


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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Along comes Irrfan!!
6 March 2012 | by (India) – See all my reviews

A die-hard patriot and an international level athlete who is forced to become a dacoit or should I say 'Baaghi'. Commendable performances by almost the entire cast right from Irrfan Khan to the nervous journalist (Bijendra Kala). Mahie Gill matches steps with Irrfan in a fiery and yet restrained performance. I hand my hat to Tigmanshu Dhulia for crisp dialogues, subtle humor and bringing out the Chambal live to you. You can actually feel the grime and dust of the infamous land. Needless to say Irrfan Khan has delivered superlative performance. He has defined what is called as an 'Effortless Performance'. I hope that this movie brings him the most deserved laurels as he brought the same to the movie. 'Irrfan Khan is Pan Singh Tomar'. Period.

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