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Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Crime | 2 March 2012 (USA)
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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Balram Singh Thomar
Hemendra Dandotiya ...
Gernail Singh
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Indra
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Major H.S. Randhawa
Jhakkad Guru ...
Man at Ice Stall
Ashraf Ul Haq ...
Dacoait
Imran Hasnee ...
Matadeen Singh Tomar
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M,P.S. Rathore
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Jahangir Khan ...
Bhawar Singh (as Khan Jahangir Khan)
Swapnil kiiran Kotriwar ...
Hanumanta singh tomar
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Major Masand
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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  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$22,390, 4 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,567, 18 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 Paan Singh goes to Rajasthan with his gang to rob the money lender, the shops in that area have Pepsi Logo on them. Pepsi entered India in 1989 while this setting is supposed to be of 70s. 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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Along comes Irrfan!!
6 March 2012 | by 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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