Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, Paan Singh Tomarshowcases the sad plight of the unsung sportsmen in India. The director uses the famous athlete named Paan Singh Tomar as an example. Irrfan Khan plays the lead role of in the film whereas Mahi Gill essays the role of the wife of the protagonist.
Director Tigmanshu manages to keep the audiences' interest intact with many nail biting scenes. Paan Singh Tomar draws inspiration from Shekhar Kapur'sBandit Queen, which is also a biopic on Phoolan Devi.
A plot like this is likely to turn monotonous after a certain time. However, Tigmanshu has made a serious endeavour to grab your attention by focussing on the reason behind why Paan Singh decides to become a dacoit. In fact, the motive is so compelling that you begin to relate to the character essayed by Irrfan Khan.