Paan Singh Tomar - External Reviews
Paan Singh Tomar is a sports film that needed to be made. It's high time cinema took a look into the dark side of the pathetic manner in which sportspersons are treated in this country. And Paan Singh Tomar does that with empathy and sincerity.
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42 reviewers have given Paan Singh Tomar an average rating of 4.9/5.0 (?)
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Thumbs up by Fatema H Kagalwala, India Entertainment ...If reports of a long and winding film being cut down on the editing table are true then the film suffers from this lack of an expansive perspective that usually takes germ at the writing stage. However, the nuanced writing, of character and events, remains compelling and absorbing throughout.... full review
Thumbs up by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...I went into 'Paan Singh' with trepidation, given that Tigmanshu Dhulia has only disappointed with his last few outings, losing himself in the sheer me-too ordinariness of 'Shagird' and the faux badlands of Saheb Biwi aur Gangster’. But this film redeems him, and shows him to be the same man who made the superb ‘Haasil’.... full review
Thumbs up by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ...No praise is enough Irrfan's rendition of Paan Singh Tomar. You'd think he'd be unconvincing as a young, 20-something athlete, but goodness, when he first walks up to his coy wife in his army uniform, you won't believe what he's pulled off here.... full review
Thumbs up by Jaykumar Shah, Planet Bollywood ...A special mention to the cinematography by Aseem Mishra - You can see the versatility when you compare his three movies – Once Upon A Time in Mumbai, New York and Paan Singh Tomar. Tigmanshu Dhulia’s acquaintance with the region is beautifully captured by Aseem. ... full review
Thumbs up by Avijit Ghosh, Times of India ...In a country obsessed with overpaid cricketers, a biopic on a former national champion athlete is reason enough to celebrate. But Dhulia's film is much more. It is one of superbly crafted film that underlines the linkage of life, sports and society. ... full review