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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.

Director:

Tigmanshu Dhulia

Writers:

Sanjay Chauhan (screenplay), Tigmanshu Dhulia (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Irrfan Khan ... Paan Singh Tomar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ravi Bhushan Bhartiya ... Balram Singh Thomar
Hemendra Dandotiya Hemendra Dandotiya ... Gernail Singh
Mahie Gill ... Indra
Rajendra Gupta ... Major H.S. Randhawa
Jhakkad Guru Jhakkad Guru ... Man at Ice Stall
Ashraf Ul Haq Ashraf Ul Haq ... Dacoait
Imran Hasnee ... Matadeen Singh Tomar
Zakir Hussain ... M,P.S. Rathore
Brijendra Kala ... Journalist
Jahangir Khan Jahangir Khan ... Bhawar Singh (as Khan Jahangir Khan)
Swapnil kiiran Kotriwar Swapnil kiiran Kotriwar ... Hanumanta singh tomar
Vipin Sharma ... Major Masand
Nawazuddin Siddiqui ... Gopi Jadav
Dinesh Uniyal Dinesh Uniyal ... Recruit
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Storyline

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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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

2 March 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Паан Сингх Томар See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,390, 4 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$39,567, 18 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

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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Excellent watch - Irfan gives a stellar performance
25 October 2010 | by tintinhergeSee all my reviews

Watched it in the London Film Festival yesterday. Its a star of a movie. Great tight script, super acting, and great direction. All the actors have done a great job but Irfan is just magnificent- he is turning up as the next Nasruddin Shah

Everyone in the cinema seemed to enjoy the movie and the director got a nice applause in the end.

My worry is that this movie might not get a wide release, specially abroad - I hope UTV does it best to publicise and release it as much as it can.

Well recommended !!!!


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