Bollywood films with IMDb 8.0+ Ratings

17: Paan Singh Tomar

Release date: 2012
IMDb Rating: 8.2/10
Director: Tigmanshu Dhulia
Duration: 2hr 15m
Genre: Sport/Action
Cast: Irrfan Khan, Mahie Gill, Rajesh Abhay

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“Paan Singh Tomar” is a biographical film based on the true story of Paan Singh Tomar, played by Irrfan Khan, a talented athlete who becomes a notorious rebel. Initially a soldier in the Indian Army, Paan Singh excels in the sport of steeplechase and represents the country in various competitions. However, when his family faces injustice and harassment from authorities and local criminals, Paan Singh takes matters into his own hands and turns to a life of crime to seek revenge and protect his loved ones.

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As Paan Singh becomes increasingly embroiled in the world of banditry, he gains notoriety as a feared dacoit in the Chambal region. The film portrays his transformation from a celebrated athlete to a wanted criminal, highlighting the social and political factors that drive individuals to take up arms against the system. Despite his actions, Paan Singh remains a complex and sympathetic character, portrayed with depth and nuance by Irrfan Khan, as the film delves into the circumstances that lead to his descent into a life of violence and rebellion.

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