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Paan Singh Tomar Is Collision Of Humour, Drama and Tragedy

Paan Singh Tomar Is Collision Of Humour, Drama and Tragedy

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Paan Singh Tomar

Inspired by an actual incident, Paan Singh Tomar is directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, released in 2012. The film depicts two diverse universes colliding with each other: the universe of law and the universe of sports. A country obsessed with crickets and Bollywood, this film tells us the story of a gold medalist turned dacoit.

The Story Of Paan Singh Tomar

  • Tomar is a Subedar in the Indian army who went into athletes because he will get to eat more.
  • He represents the country and turns out victorious in the National Indian Games 7-times in a row.
  • Things turn around when his murdered mother isn’t given the due justice. He takes extreme steps to take revenge.
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The Characters

  • The film Paan Singh Tomar rides on the shoulders of a legend, Irrfan Khan. He comes alive as an athlete and dacoit in the movie.
  • He is flawless as a performer. His romantic and comic scenes are also well-executed.

The Direction Of Paan Singh Tomar

  • This film of Dhulia is more than a biopic. He has submerged sports and society as the theme of the film and did full justice on messaging.
  • Dhulia was vocal that he wanted to make the film since the times of Bandit Queen. Considering that this was his Dream Project, there were ignorable flaws as well.
  • One such flaw was, the audience remained uninformed about the absence of his wife and child in the scenes where Tomar change his path.

The Cinematography Of Paan Singh Tomar

  • The frames of this movie is mounted on large scales on Chambal and parts of Madhya Pradesh.
  • Aseem Mishra does a commendable job in the scenes of humour, romance, and at last, the emotional climax scene. Each segment is well toned.

Did You Know

  • The film Paan Singh Tomar has been awarded the National Award for the best feature film for 2012
  • Irrfan did all the scenes of running and steeplechase himself.
Paan Singh Tomar

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Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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