Thursday, March 15, 2012

Paan Singh Tomar Movie Review

Paan Singh Tomar Movie Review: Tigmanshu Dhulia does it again! After the cinematic treat that Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster was, this year the man traces the life-story of Paan Singh Tomar(PST) - from being a selfless army man to a National level athlete to an equally celebrated dacoit (rebel) as Paan Singh addresses himself. 

A biopic, especially on someone with as less historical support as PST, demands grueling research and Dhulia deserves a pat on his back for doing his homework well and telling Tomar’s tale in the most impactful and entertaining style.

And besides, Dhulia if there is someone else who deserves adulation for this fine piece of cinema is lead actor Irrfan Khan, who is awe-inspiring. You just can’t take your eyes off the screen when the actor is in the frame. It is a pleasure to see him depicting pleasure and pathos of Paan Singh at various stages of life (from late teens to his 50s) through his intense eyes and expressions.

Dhulia has beautifully captured the transformation of the innocent Tomar, who flirts with his wife (Mahie Gill) has Japanese female fan into a merciless outlaw. Despite all his ruthless ways, your heart goes out to PST and his gang of goons - for the simple fact that he is what our unjust society has made him. 
Performance wise, the film has a lot to offer.  

Mahie Gill's performance in Paan Singh Tomar: Mahie Gill who plays Tomar's wife is brilliant as a restrained woman. Despite having less screen space, she has managed to shine out. All other supporting cast including Vipin Sharma and Rajendra Gupta bring their share of brilliance to the film.

Some of the remarkable scenes in the film include – When Tomar agrees to give away his sport for the good of his coach’s daughter, Irrfan is brilliant in the phone-conversation with his senior, who rewards him with a final ice cream. And last but not the least, after he kills his enemy – the way Irrfan expresses his anger and frustration at being left without answers is simply praiseworthy. 

Paan Singh Tomar Buzz Rating: 3/5

Paan Singh Tomar  Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia

Paan Singh Tomar  Cast: Irrfan Khan, Mahi Gill, Vipin Sharma, Imran Hasnee, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

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We all know that Irrfan Khan is a brilliant actor but he's not getting his due accolades...does the industry belong to only Khans and Kapoors?


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