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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.
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Movie with a class , entertainment and message. It is direct questionto political class, society and bureaucracy in India .What a jokeactors who don't know acting are called main line actors. Those mainline actors should learn from Irrfan, what the acting is? GoodScreenplay, direction being simple and pure is excellent. Acting ofIrrfan Khan and Brijendra Kala is great. Story and screenplay arecaptive. You'll not feel to leave your chair. And the director has showthat even without using low language and rape scenes a criticallyacclaimed movie can be made. Must watch movie and must get national andFilmfare awards for best film, best actor and best director.
Somewhere in the sandy and hilly terrains of the Chambal where a normalhuman being never wished to visit even in the nightmare there lies aMan - an athlete Â a sports person from soul- And a Dacoit now whosewinning run for the great nation called India went unnoticed due tocrippled ,undemocratic, corrupt political and administration system andforced him to taken his own route for justice- A path which make whichmore noticed and more popular amongst the country's newspaper, radioand Parliament than winning his gold medals Indian National Games seventimes in a row.The Movie opens up with a journalist who wants to interview the mostterrible dacoit of the region Paan Singh Tomar and as the interviewmoves the story went into flashback. Paan Singh Tomar (Irrfan Khan)works in Army but his dietary supplement requirements moved him to thesport division of the army because there is no limit on diet in sports.Thou luckily his race talent got noticed by his senior to whom hedelivered the ice cream at his home in just four minutes Unmelt. Soonhe become National Champion in "Indian National Games" and later in"International Military Games" in 1967.But gradually his personal lifetakes over his Professional life, and the incidents after him changedthe course of his life which tuned him from an athlete to a dacoit The movie touches some serious issues of the Indian sports and Indiansports persons. In a scene where Pan Singh participated in Asian Gamesat Tokyo , the organizer gave him new spike shoes which become thecause of his defeat because the athlete never practiced with thoseshoes earlier and sponsors want to show that India can afford spikeshoes shows the level of training in the country even applicable today.In a second scene where the coach requested Pan singh to withdrew hisname from 5000 mts race else coach's kin would have been lost that raceshows again that the super sportsman you know may not be the bestbecause the best was never given the chance. In a third scene where avillager was given bribe in terms of recruiting the villager's son inthe Indian army again shows that all in the Indian military may nothave joined the army to serve the nation but to serve their selfishmotives. Fourth and very important the scene where the Paan Singh Tomarwent to police station to file a FIR against his relatives who hasgrabbed his land unlawfully and beaten up his son helpless and wasinsulted and rejected shows the system's efficiency to tackle an issuewhich turns a common man into a rebel Â A Dacoit Paan Singh Tomar also helps to think deepens into the political arenaand government arrangements for the promotion of SPORTS not cricketbecause cricket is so over-hyped and overpaid that sponsors in theprevious past has marketed it as a religion and few players as Demi-GODs that the other sports in India per say are lying on the stretcherwaiting for the medicines of hope and support from the sponsors andgovernment.Paan Singh Tomar may not celebrate the spirit of win like 'Chak deIndia' or "Jo jeeta wohi sikandar" But it does celebrates the spiritthe True Sportsmanship and it does it perfectly & flawlessly-Kuods
Well, i haven't seen a single movie review list in which there is noteven a single negative review about the movie. But this one, i wascompelled to watch because of this factor also. The first one was theduo of Irfan Khan and Tigmanshu. Guys you rock, HAASIL was all aboutcharacter, but this was truly a man show by irfan.The acting of other character were superb awesome, even if they were onthe screen for a single scene also, but this IRFAN he stole everything.Watch out if you are not a typical bollywood movie buff, because if youwant to see srk crying, akshay shaking his head, Aamir working out anextra mile to show that he has made something different , than guyscheck the next theater this one is not for you.
Now......when I hear the name of Irrfan Khan, I think he is gonna winthe Oscar someday!! I am not joking, he is really gonna, he just need afantastic break in Hollywood with a good script.Coming back to the movies.......It was sheer pleasure watching thismovie, One cannot expect for more from it.Plot.....Story was very good.....Even the characterization....languagewhich they speak has been roped in.....The way the movie progresses itbecome more and more interesting.....Even the locations have beencorrectly implemented.Editing was good......I don't know much about movies likecinematography and all.....but all an all A Movie lover will thoroughlyenjoy it.Coming to the best parts of movie......Dialog....they are justAwesome!!.....I can't believe the way dialogs have been written.....Youwill find hard forgetting them......They are just too good to repeat.Irrfan Khan has given a stellar performance......Great....He justifiesActing!!....Other actors and Mahie Gill was also very good......ButIrrfan steals the show!! Kudos to the Director......TigmanshuDhulia......and to writer also!! It was a biopic, and a real story of arebel.....Paan Singh Tomar.....One of the Irrfan Khan finest works tilldate......I am huge fan of him......When we talk about the actors whohas so much potential and art in them, and though they are not thatsuccessful, I feel pity.No one stand in front of him, No-one from bollywood can competehim......though there are very finest actors like NaseeruddinShah.....Om puri, But I haven't seen anyone like him, He is one of hiskind!!
Paan Singh Tomar on being termed a dacoit by a nervous journalist'Beehad main baghi hote hain, dacoit milte hain parliament men". Themoment I heard the above dialog in the trailers, I knew Paan SinghTomar will definitely strike a chord with the audience, given theclouds of corruption shrouding the Indian landscape. In fact, PST ismore than your usual story of a common man standing up against thesystem. The flick on the whole showcases the travails and twists andturns in the life of the notorious outlaw, Paan Singh Tomar who fromruling the roost in the Indian athletic scene goes onto become a fearedChambal Valley dacoit .The famed Dhulia Irrfan duo, from its "Haasil"days is known to deliver some cinematic masterpieces and boy do theytake it another level with Paan Singh Tomar. Irrfan has been Bollywood's torch bearer of sorts in Hollywood inrecent times and with his turn as the famed but now forgotten dacoit,Paan Singh Tomar, he has just proved why he is one step ahead of hiscontemporaries. In PST he effortlessly adorns the gear of a frailathlete who to begin with, gets on the race track just for that extradose of food. The first half shows PST's rise to an all-conqueringathlete who can do no wrong as he represents India in the Asian gamesin Tokyo as the Steeple chase national champion. We see an inspiringsequence of events as Tomar rises to the pinnacle of success from hishumble beginnings in the dusty terrains of Morena. Coupled with ribtickling dialogs and the well-orchestrated track and field scenes, thefirst half of Paan Singh Tomar makes you sit up and take notice of atalent that once scorched the Indian athletic scene. Smartly edited andmixed with the right amount of emotions and humor, the first halfwhizzes away just like a whiff of pleasant air. Then in a dramatic turn of events Tomar has to leave the glory of thetrack behind and return to his native place as his pestering cousinsget him involved in a feud over a small piece of land. Shunned andridiculed by the local police and at the nadir of his life, Tomardecides to take law in his own hands as his cousins launch a vehementattack on his family owing to the feud mentioned earlier. Dhuliaeffectively puts forth and underlines the failure of the state to notonly maintain law and order but also the plight of sports persons whoare treated like specks of dirt in this country . PST's tumultuoustransition from a proud army man who once considered a brick of icecream as his greatest honor into a revenge seeking and conniving outlawis complete as he utters" No one gave a damn about me when I won medalsfor the country. Today when I'm a rebel everyone wants to know aboutPaan Singh Tomar" with a sense of irony and sums up the apathy of aperson who has been failed by the very system that he trusted andcherished .In subsequent scenes, true to the celebrated and legendarystyle of robin hood he becomes the bÃªte noire of the rich whilst beingcelebrated by the poor, by not only escaping the clutches of law everynow and then but also by making mockery of the police and ridiculingthem into meek surrender. Not only does he gain revenge on his cousinsbut he also achieves a cult status of a dacoit at the top his trade,meticulously deploying his military training and techniques (an examplebeing the famed "scout formation") and in the process instillingdiscipline in his pack as the world falls to his feet. What prevents the film from reaching insurmountable dizzying heights ,is that the flick tends to drag a bit towards the end and is a bit toolengthy as it reaches its climax. There are moments in the second"revenge" half where one yearns for the slickness and the pace of thefirst half. Otherwise, Irrfan delivers a rock solid and one of the bestperformances by an actor is recent times. His honest and heartfeltperformance as Paan Singh, both the athlete and the renegade, combinedwith his command over the local dialect and his rustic demeanor isreally commendable as he portrays a challenging role with aplomb and iswell truly the high point and USP of the film. Mahie Gill, Dhulia'smuse these days, has a small role but she excels in it, true to herburgeoning reputation .The rest of the cast blend perfectly into thedemands and vision of the director to firmly put a stamp on theveracity and class of this masterpiece of a movie. Paan Singh Tomar tosum up isn't one of your run of the mill biographies flooding the"biography" genre these days, but a fitting tribute to a common man whostood firm against all odds to uphold the pride of his country andultimately his family.
Must watch. People who have a liking for real stories yet entertainment, acting and gripping narration and impeccable direction this is themovie.PLOT:- Paan singh tomar (IRFAN KHAN) is enrolled in army and is anatural athlete. Due to his appetite he is suggested to join Indianphysical training institute since there is no restriction on diet likearmy camps.He does. Through many hurdles and help from his coach hegoes on to win gold medal in Asian Games in a competition involvingathlete of half his age. He retires from army settles in his villageMuraina in MP(India). There his cousin brother starts looting him ofhis agricultural production and by crook takes his share of land too.Paan's pleas to local authorities is of no use since his brother hasalready bribed everyone. From here a set of events flare which pushes anaive,honest and loyalist die-hard to become a rebel. Watch the moviefor its acting,story and fragrance of Reality.
A rural setting, horses, dacoits and guns or so was the popularBollywood theme during the 70's and the 80's. With the typical goodguys vs. bad theme, 'Sholay' ranks highest on recall. But, TigmanshuDhulia's 'Paan Singh Tomar' differs from the rest. It presents theother side of the story, a disturbing tale of a disciplined soldier anda national athlete who is dumped by the system and forced into a pathof violence. While the makers don't call it an exact biopic, the film is reportedlybased on the true story of the soldier turned rebel and that Dhuliaheard about that story while working as a casting director on the setsof 'Bandit Queen' in Chambal. What follows is intense research,including interviews with Paan Singh's surviving family members.The tale begins with a journalist (Brijendra Kala) interviewing theChambal valley's much feared 'baaghi' Paan Singh (Irrfan Khan) whoreminisces his life. Cut to early post-independence era, Paan Singh is a young army recruitwith a gluttonous appetite. Although disinterested in sports, he joinsthe sports division, the clincher being that there would be norestriction on food there. Soon, Paan Singh's talent as a runner is discovered by his coach whotrains him for the 3000m steeplechase culminating in the protagonistbecoming the national champion and record holder who represents Indiain the 1958 Asian Games and gold at the International defenseathletics. Over time, he grows in rank and becomes a 'subedar'. Success apart, personal commitments lead him to early retirement and healso denies a coaching job for the services athletics team. But, fatehas different plans for him as a family feud leads him to take up armsand turn into a rebel who operated near the borders of Madhya Pradesh,Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan during 1979-81. Since the story traverses through decades, from early post-independencedays to early eighties, recreating the setting is a productionnightmare. The director responds to it by restricting all scenes tovillage lanes, athletic stadiums and the rugged terrain of Chambal. Thefocus, nevertheless, remains on the lead character and never does thefilm lose itself in sub-plots or item songs, which is otherwise typicalto this genre. Script and direction apart, what keeps the movie together are thegripping performances by the lead actors. Irrfan Khan is said to havetrained with athletes and even nursed a sports injury, the results arevisible on the screen as he looks the part. He is ably supported byMahie Gill who plays his wife and Vipin Joshi, better known for playingthe demanding dad in 'Taare Zameen Par' plays Major Masand.Befittingly, the film ends with a tribute to India's unsung athleticheroes who died penniless including one who sold his gold medal.Indirectly, the film critiques our country's poor sports administrationand takes a massive dig at the lacunae in law enforcement which couldturn a sportsman/ soldier into a criminal. It goes without saying that in our country, we hardly know any sportoutside Cricket. I'm sure that before this movie released, most of usnever cared to know what 'steeplechase' was. As an aftereffect of thismovie, hope somebody wakes up and chooses to train talented sportsmenfrom interior parts of the country! As of now, the film is already successful. If you haven't seen it yet,make sure you watch it before it exits the big screen. Irrfan Khanmakes it totally worthwhile!
Paan Singh Tomar, based on a true story of an athlete-turned-rebel ,was an encouraging , sit-up and make-you-think movie which ends on asad note. An athlete(Irrfan Khan) joins the army to serve for thecountry but is encouraged to participate in distance running ininternational competition because of his great stamina, high energy andgood running speed. Soon he brings laurels for his country afterwinning several gold medals and appreciation. But his success is shortlived when he enters into fight with his relatives in his village overa land feud. Though , he wins the fight in village panchayat , he andhis family are threatened for life. He goes back to army and evenapproaches police for help but his efforts goes in vain. Unfortunately, he had no options but to pick guns to protect his family which turnshim into a dreaded dacoit. Paan Singh Tomar is directed by TigmanshuDhulia (Haasil , Sahib Bibi and Gangster). It takes a great effort tomake a film of this stature. The director has not only handled thehard-hitting true story of a rebel but he has also portrayed theforgotten sportsman in an outstanding way. The screenplay is executedsuperbly along with some fantastic dialogues. Cinematography waseye-catching which captured the rough terrain of Chambal valley. Therewere couple of scenes which stands out particularly the sequence at thepolice station where Irrfan blast the cop for not following his dutydiligently. On the flip side , I thought the race sequence could havebeen made more thrilling. But the brilliant performance by supremelytalented actor compensates for it. Irrfan Khan plays the role of PaanSingh Tomar to T. He is just perfect fit for this role where he had toemotes the character of a sportsman and brilliantly turning into arebel. He has done it all. Vipin Sharma was effective , Mahie Gill wasgood. So ,overall , a brilliant movie in all aspects. Watch out for thesuperlative performance of Irrfan Khan and splendid direction. But mostimportantly , the movie gives out a message to us Â Have the governmentdone justice to the Indian Sportsmen who have brought laurels andmedals for our country ? Watch this flick Â highly recommended : 4/5
Some people make cinema to make money..some for hobby and some peopleare born to make cinema..I consider Tigmanshu undoubtedly falls in thelast category. What he has made including this movie is the "real"cinema. As a matter of fact, this movie must be nominated for Oscars toshow the real talent which exists in Indian cinema. Tigmanshu has takena very bold step without worrying about the commercial equation forthis movie which is dedicated to the sportsmen in India who weretotally ignored even though they made India shine in InternationalSports. Each frame of this movie is worth watching for it's detail,dialogs, acting and expressions. Tigmanshu infuses life into everyactor however small their role is..take for instant, Paan Singh'smother..she is probably a non-mainstream actor but she has acted sowell for whatever scenes she was in. This is true for every actor whocomes on the any frame. The police inspector, the rival relatives,coach, military officer..I mean, every character leaves a mark and doesso effectively. Then, the age progression..there is such a cleardemarcation between the young Paan singh and the middle aged Paansingh. The local dialect..oh boy, these actors must have gone throughso much of training to speak the dialect so well and sonaturally..Irrfan is an institution..even Acting should learn actingfrom him..This guy is the best actor India has today after NaseeruddinShah..I am not talking about commercial cinema here people - talkingabout Real cinema. Irrfan fits to his character like a glove and hesticks to it throughout. I feel that when he is shooting, he just livesand breathes the same character on screen as well as off screen..Hegoes far beyond the expectations..Mahie Gill- what an amazing actress,you cannot believe she is the same girl who was in DevD or "Not a LoveStory" or "Saheb Biwi aur Gangster". She has portrayed very nicely anddeserves top honors for her work. Don't listen to me now and watch thismovie to make your own opinion. Truly brilliant.
In an era where box office success more often means 'No script andmediocrity' in Bollywood, once a while comes a gem like 'Pan SinghTomar'. Irrfan comes into his own, well immersed into hischaracter...he takes the audience on a trip which brings out a range ofemotions from patriotism, guru bhakti, helplessness and finallyrevenge. Though the language is thick Chamabl dialect but Irrfanbridges that gap with a masterful display forcing you to laugh, cry andfeel his pain. Tigmanshu Dhulia is among the rare breed of bollywood directors alongwith Anurag Kashyap who have the knack of picking up great scripts andturning them out into movies which have the right mix of real actingand appeal to please both the masses and multiplex audience. The movieis a must watch...go out and enjoy the wonderful experience of watchingthe haunting Irrfan in action...bow your heads to the person who hasgrown from Salaam Bombay to Haasil to Maqbool.
First of all, no beating about the bush, Irrfan Khan is the best actorin the country. Aye, I mean better than great talents like Nawazuddin,Aamir and Ajay Devgan. This man seems to hit it out of the park againand again, consistently blowing the expectations of Indian Audiences tosmithereens. This movie is carried on the broad shoulders of Irrfan,who like Ken Watanabe has become face of his country in Hollywood --and very deserving. This movie is made as well as it could have been made. It deserved togo to the Oscars, but the naive Indian Film authority has chosen a farinferior film called Barfi to represent India at Oscars. It is myOpinion that Indian films can never grow if every year only a big staris given Best Actor Award. If you are a big star, and you had amoderately good performance, then boom, you win the best actor for theyear. I hated how Ranbir Kapoor chosen as best actor over IrrfanKhan....In Bollywood,stardom and parental influence reigns.The movie is about an athlete, who represents India at National andInternational levels and win many medals and honors for the country.This disinterested sportsman slowly unravels in him a streak ofimmeasurable success consistently over the period of 15 years. When heretires, he falls into the dark world of Indian corruption and police,when his relative grabs his piece of land and police just wouldn't helphim. In times of desperateness, Paan Singh Tomar takes up a gun tofight for his own. And the rest of the story is about what steps hetakes to win over his land and take over those who oppose him. It mightseem like Art Film, but believe me, this Film is TOTAL FUN. Never adull moment, never a clichÃ©d scene, and not one useless dialogue. Thisfilm is a triumph.
The Director does a decent job in making this film into one of thesensible movies made in bollywood, and good job from him for givingIrfan a perfect role in the movie. The Story which is based on a truestory about the same man, is great and shows how many extremelytalented athletes in India are neglected by the government and how theycan become notorious at times.Believe me its the most inspiring and meaningful movie of recent times.its a flawless work and each and every person should watch it ..irfankhan's acting was flawless. mahie gill was great.Must watch for every Bollywood lover. Tigmanshu Dhulia, keep up thegood work. Once again you proved that you are one of the best directorsin the Indian film industry!
This movie is awesome. Paan Singh Tomar was one of the best IndianCinema i have ever seen.He was an Indian athlete and a seven-timenational steeplechase champion during the 1950s and 1960s.It is truththat the popularity of cricket has overshadowed other games fromflourishing and other games are not receiving attention.Sufferers hasbeen Hockey, Athletics,Football and many others.Many of these playersdied penniless and some was forced to sell their medals and they got nosupport from Government.We should raise our voice to the government sothat they help such person. I am not criticizing cricket. I am a diehard cricket fan but we should not forget those sports-person who laidtheir whole life and brought honor to our nation. It is upon viewers topopularize a game. My urge is that players must be paid attention afterthey discontinue their service to this country.
Tigmanshu Dhulia will never stop surprising us, yet another brilliantfilm by him. It narrates the story about an Indian athlete who turnsinto a dacoit and the film is brilliantly handled. The film slowly andsteadily seeps you into the world of the athlete. The film startsbrilliantly and slowly and gradually shows us how the athlete turnsinto a dacoit. The scenes of the army are well handled, there are somefunny moments and some tense ones but the intense portions are moretowards the second half when Irrfan becomes a dacoit and till the endthe film keeps you involved. There are several brilliant scenes likethe relationship between Rajendra Gupta and Irrfan Khan, Irrfan-MahiGill, The icecream scene, the climax The film does tend to getpredictable but that is forgivenDirection by Tigmanshu Dhulia is fab Music is limitedIrrfan Khan lives the role, he gets into the character so perfectlythat it is unimaginable to see anyone in that role Mahi Gill is decent,Rajendra Gupta is excellent, Brijendra Kala is superb, Vipin Sharma isexcellent, Imran Hasnee is good Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a short roledoes a superb job Jehangir Khan is superb
I shall attempt to write a review about the movie. But I must confessthat vocabulary needs to be reinvented for writing a review about sucha movie. The word Brilliant, Cult will be an understatement.The story rips apart the callousness of our mediocre society and baresthe ugly trust of being a sportsman in India.Paan Singh Tomar was a national record breaking sprinter who became arebel. He had an illustrious career as a sportsman in the Army but thechores of his village life forced him to retire early to tend to hisfields. The serene life of village proved to be more challenging thanthe task of defending his motherland. His own cousin brother who hadnow become a local muscle-man with the help of police took over PaanSingh's field without any remorse. Paan Singh tried every possible wayto make our legal system attend to his woes but to no avail. Finally heresorted to his own personal strength to bring justice to the wrongdoers. The story begins with a writer (Brijendra Kala) going for an interviewwith the Subedar (Irrfan Khan). Brijendra Kala has acted to perfection;it cannot get better than this! Most of the story is in flashback butit keeps you clutched to your seat. Story telling had never been betterthan this. Paan Singh aka Subedar, a rank which he got in the Armynarrates his illustrious career as an athlete in the Army. However thecareer of a national sports hero does not translate into a successfulplace in the society as he struggles to keep his farm safe from his owncousin. Tomar who has been taught that Army men are guardians of thecountry believes that laws and system would protect his farm & family.His belief is shattered when the cops refuse to acknowledge hiscomplaint even after his son is beaten to a pulp by the hands of hiscousin. Later when his cousin attacks Tomar's house and kills hisbeloved mother Tomar sets on another race only this one will be in reallife with guns, goons and cops. A quote from the movie, Paan Singh Tomar says Â 'In a race there arerules, rules which state that once you have started the race it doesn'tmatter if you are ahead of behind or how much time it takes you have toreach the finish line'.A must watch for all the sports lovers.
paan singh tomar ... a masterpiece !!! a gr8 film which not onlyprovides u which technical aspects of film making but also entertainingheavily.. its such a nice film that would remain in your heart for along time. released without any promotion , this film will survivethrough heavily positive word of mouth . believe me its the mostinspiring and meaningful movie of recent times. its a flawless work andeach and every person should watch it ..irfan khan's acting wasflawless. mahie gill was great. other supporting actors perfectlychosen . even the old people in village were shot brilliantly.cinematography is very natural and gives u a very genuine look of thelocations. nothing seems fake, imposed or artificial. It deserves nothing less than 100 % marks .SHOULD BE INDIA'S ENTRY FOROscars . GO FOR IT !!! My review : 10/10
Absolute Fantastic. Movie run around army athletic turned BAGI PaanSingh Tomar. Story is great and direction is much great. Very catchingdirection and story. There is no slot in movie when you get bored.Irfan Khan is superb. He has done really great. There is a real socialissue also. This is truth of rural India which politician are ignoring.When Paan Singh won national medal no body cares but when he kidnapsome leader then everybody talks about him. This is still true inIndia. Tigmanshu Dhulia has done his best and he must be credited withfull marks. Irfan Khan and Mahi Gil support him well. in short it isworth to watch the movie.
First of all, there are two heroes in the movie. One is the inimitableIrrfan who has always left an impression on his fans and critics alikeright from his first movie. The second hero of the movie is its script.The story of an army athlete who decides to participate in sports forthe sole reason that he could eat full stomach, a man who prefers torun bare feet in an international arena and finally has to take up armsto protect his family and property when the government andadministration fail to act. The transformation is so pure and naturalthat we all ended up feeling I would have done the same in thesituation. That's the strength of the story and the character.The movie goes on at an amazing pace without a dull moment, the oneliners are so witty that even while empathizing with the situation youcan put a curve on your lips, and the entire supporting cast just gelsaround the story as if its their story too. Special mention to Mahiewho displays superb acting skills yet again in the limited opportunityshe gets. She has an amazing screen presence and you end up wanting formore...and more.All in all a superb movie and a must watch for everybody!!
A stunner.. An Indian Rambo, far far away from the horse-borne dacoitsand cheesy dialogs of similar films. Reportedly based on the life andtimes of an Indian army subedar, the film is a piece of history. Thatan army man finds civilian life difficult is well known. But this mantook up arms because of the failure of the civilian administration toaddress his problems, as well as the army's failure to intervene, or atleast coordinate with the administration, so that an illustriousex-army man like Paan Singh had to undergo the travails that he did.This film is a lesson on how to make films, which are entertaining, andnot over-the-top. It is also a history lesson, for those in power, whosee this sort of tragedy occurring in the lives of common people, butdo nothing, till trouble comes knocking at their own doors.Hats off to the team of PAAN SINGH TOMAR - the film. May their tribeincrease.
The simplicity shown by director in this movie is worth to be watched,Who says that the big budgeted with so called super stars movies can behit, but I think Irfan is a real super star.Commendable performances by almost the entire cast right from IrrfanKhan to the nervous journalist (Bijendra Kala). Mahie Gill matchessteps with Irrfan in a fiery and yet restrained performance. I hand myhat to Tigmanshu Dhulia for crisp dialogues, subtle humor and bringingout the Chambal live to you.Overall the movie is a treat to eyes and ears. Dhulia leaves you withcredits to forgotten heroes of sports who died penniless and withoutany recognition.