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Paan Singh Tomar
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Paan Singh Tomar

02 Mar, 2012
2 hrs 15 mins
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Paan Singh Tomar was an athlete who ruled the steeplechase event at the Indian National Games for 7 years in a row and whose record stood unbeaten for 10 years, but, he became even more (in)famous when he gave up his running shoes and went on to become a dacoit and wreaked havoc in the Chambal Valley in Madhya Pradesh. Paan Singh Tomar is the true epic journey of a talented athlete turned rebel.
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Sportsmen and outlaws inhabit two different universes. One shines amidst the bright lights of glory, the other haunts the ravines of notoriety. But in director Tigmanshu Dhulia`s biopic, Paan Singh Tomar, the two worlds collide. ...Read full review
With his faultless performance as the famed athlete who turns into a feared dacoit in director Tigmanshu Dhulias Paan Singh Tomar, Irrfan Khan offers us a reminder of his blazing versatility. ...Read full review
Biopics are a tricky field. Even though the maker has an advantage of a compelling story to tell, it`s also a big burden to bear. The real life story of the soldier and master athlete-turned-dacoit Paan Singh Tomar is an interesting one to put it mildly, and thankfully it fell into the deft hands of Tigmanshu Dhulia. ...Read full review
Paan Singh Tomar celebrates sports. It also highlights the apparent jungle we all are living in. Just imagine what his life would have been had his complaint been registered in the police station and was he given the respect due to him. Dacoits are made, not born. ...Read full review
Paan Singh Tomar is fiction inspired by true events. The story is remarkable - Tomar is an army subedaar who gets into athletics only because sportsmen get more to eat. After a race, the first thing he does is grab and devour a bunch of bananas. Tomar keeps his faith in the system and doesn`t resort to violence until a lethargic, blatantly corrupt cop refuses to register his complaint and instead asks Tomar, who has travelled abroad for sporting competitions, why foreigners wear such few clothes. Hurt and angry, Tomar wonders: Desh ke liye faltu bhagey kya? ...Read full review