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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
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Indra
Rajendra Gupta ...
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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Journalist
Jahangir Khan ...
Bhawar Singh (as Khan Jahangir Khan)
Swapnil kiiran Kotriwar ...
Hanumanta singh tomar
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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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2 March 2012 (USA)  »

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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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

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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