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Paan Singh Tomar (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Crime | 2 March 2012 (USA)
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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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Credited cast:
Irrfan Khan ... Paan Singh Tomar
Mahie Gill ... Indra Singh Tomar
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rajesh Abhay Rajesh Abhay ... Paan Singh Gang's Pehalwan
Hemendra Dandotiya Hemendra Dandotiya ... Gernail Singh
Navneet Gairola Navneet Gairola ... Masand's Friend
Rajendra Gupta ... Major H.S. Randhawa
Rajiv Gupta ... Police Inspector
Jhakkad Guru Jhakkad Guru ... Man at Ice Stall
Ashraf Ul Haq Ashraf Ul Haq ... Jagesh Tomar
Imran Hasnee ... Matadeen Singh Tomar
Zakir Hussain ... M,P.S. Rathore
Brijendra Kala ... Journalist
Vijay Kaushik Vijay Kaushik ... Paan Singh's Coach Asian Games
Jahangir Khan ... Bhawar Singh (as Khan Jahangir Khan)
Swapnil kiiran Kotriwar Swapnil kiiran Kotriwar ... Hanumanta singh tomar
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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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Trivia

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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A real gem in an era of mediocrity
4 March 2012 | by sain-vivekSee 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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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:

$20,568, 4 March 2012

Gross USA:

$40,311

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,311
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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