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2 March 2012 (USA) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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6 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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An unadulterated effort = Contemporary Masterpiece = Paan Singh Tomar See more (73 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Irrfan Khan ... Paan Singh Tomar
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya ... Balram Singh Thomar

Mahie Gill ... 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

Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Gopi Jadav
Dinesh Uniyal ... Recruit
Sanjeeva Vatsa ... Vigyan Singh (uncredited)

Directed by
Tigmanshu Dhulia 
 
Produced by
Siddharth Roy Kapur .... co-producer
Rucha Pathak .... associate producer
Ajay Rai .... line producer
Ronnie Screwvala .... producer
 
Original Music by
Abhishek Ray 
 
Cinematography by
Aseem Mishra 
 
Film Editing by
Aarti Bajaj 
 
Costume Design by
Namratha Jani 
Sachin Lovalekar 
 
Production Management
Rakesh Bhagwani .... unit production manager
Satish Mane .... unit production manager
Mihir Manek .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dhulia Bhav .... assistant director
Shav Dhulia .... first assistant director
Jha Manoj .... associate director
Vinay Vats .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Dheerendra Dwivedi .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Sushant Amin .... sound editor
Subir Kumar Das .... associate film mix engineer
Subir Kumar Das .... associate re-recording mixer
Anup Dev .... sound re-recording mixer
Faisal Majeed .... sound editor
Racchit Malhotra .... associate mixing engineer (as Rachit Malhotra)
Jeetu Singh .... foley artist
 
Special Effects by
Suchint Mandloi .... cleanup
 
Visual Effects by
Uday Bhaskar Bandaru .... visual effects
Praveen Bareria .... visual effects
Mahesh Baria .... visual effects supervisor: Prime Focus Ltd
Reddy Chandrashekar .... lead compositor
Santosh Choudhary .... online editor
Archana Gogikar .... visual effects artist
Arushi Govil .... compositor
Arushi Govil .... visual effects artist
Shashank Jadhav .... digital compositor: Prime Focus
Vidhi Mehra .... motion graphics artist
Vinay Naik .... digital compositor
Prakash Parmar .... prep artist
Susheel Peris .... visual effects supervisor
Sheshu Madhav Ramagiri .... visual effects artist
Rajeev Kumar Rastogi .... Line Producer (as Rajeev Kumar)
Amey Sakpal .... paint artist
Shyam Shrivastava .... cleanup artist
Anuj Upadhyay .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Piyush Acharya .... jib camera operator
Arjun Singh Bhurji .... key grip
Dharmendra Bhurji .... key grip
Anil Gaikwad .... assistant camera
Yudhisthira Behera .... assistant camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deepti Mhatre .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Rohan Desai .... digital intermediate supervisor
Ranendu Ranjan .... first assistant editor (as Rinku Singh)
 
Music Department
Subir Kumar Das .... surround music mixing
Tony J. Das .... musician: guitar
Amal Mallik .... composer: additional music
Ashish Manchanda .... song mixing engineer
Smriti Minocha .... musician: harmonium
 
Transportation Department
Amit Kumar .... driver
Arfat Mondal .... driver
Surinder Singh .... driver
 
Other crew
Aditi Anand .... creative team
Satish S. Dodani .... publicity printer
Hemant Sharma .... language coach
 

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India:135 min
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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:
Anachronisms: 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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FAQ

Why did Tomar's brother burn his crops down?
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24 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
An unadulterated effort = Contemporary Masterpiece = Paan Singh Tomar, 4 March 2012
Author: Jaideep Mann

Paan Singh Tomar, national steeplechase champion, nephew of a Dacoit or "Baaghi" as Paan prefers to call it, an army soldier wants to be in army sports because they don't have restriction on eating food. The interesting plot builds on it and takes you to a whirlwind journey of his life, which tickles you, inspires you, and ultimately asks you some very uncomfortable questions.

Tigmanshu Dhulia paints the canvas with natural but vivid emotions, he has surely pulled it off. All characters have color of their own, but Irrfan, has just delivered a performance which will make him stand in league of extraordinary men. He is convincing as middle aged dacoit, and it is pleasant surprise that he looks as convincing as young army soldier running on track in shorts, which his wife thinks he shouldn't wear as women stare at them.

Mahie Gill has restricted territory but like in all her previous films, she has supported the scenes well. All other characters have just beautifully fallen in place. Director has not compromised with authenticity and has retained the language as spoken in the area where movie is set, don't worry English subtitles are there to help you out if you miss some of the dialogs.

The romance between husband and wife has been handled with gentleness, with sequences such as the couple sends their children to buy "lemon-choos" so that they get some time alone. The movie could have been crispier and shorter n second half when plot moves to Chambal as Paan plans to exact his revenge. Director has sensibly not inserted any songs in the movie as they are not required at all, compliments to the team for this common sense. The background score, especially during races compliments the beautiful cinematography.

Overall the movie is a treat to eyes and ears. A must watch ! Compliments to Tigmanshu as he just builds on the skill and craftsmanship he displayed in Haasil and Sahib Biwi aur Gulam. Dhulia leaves you with credits to forgotten heroes of sports who died penniless and without any recognition.

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