Paan Singh Tomar

  • Bullett Raja: 15 'Tamanche pe disco' dialogues November 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Tigmanshu Dhulia gained a lot of prominence in the Hindi film industry with his critically and commercially acclaimed films such as 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster' and 'Paan Singh Tomar'. The filmmaker is known to have a good grip on UP's crime underbelly. From his first film 'Haasil' to...
  • Bihar-UP: Why doesn't Bollywood look beyond crime stories? November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: UP and Bihar became the beneficiaries of paradigm shift in Bollywood during the 2000s. These apparently less sophisticated states were taken to the prominence by the filmmakers who hailed from the other side of North India. First, Delhi became the new Mumbai and then the story travelled towards...
  • Tigmanshu Dhulia feels a strong connect with Chambal November 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia captured various aspects of the Chambal ravines for 'Paan Singh Tomar' and now for 'Bullett Raja'. He says he feels love for the location because of which he tries to fit it in every film. "I feel a strong connect with Chambal," Dhulia said in a statement. "Bahut...
  • Kannada film 'Bharath Stores' to be screened at IFFI - 2013 October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: While films like 'Ship Of Theseus', 'OMG - Oh My God!', 'Paan Singh Tomar' and 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' are among the 26 feature films which will be shown in the Panorama section of IFFI, a Kannada film has also be chosen. IFFI (International Film Festival of India), which...
  • Biopics 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag', 'Paan Singh' in IFFI Panorama October 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Bollywood biopics 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' and 'Paan Singh Tomar' are among the 26 feature films and 16 non-feature films selected for IFFI's Indian Panorama section. Tigmanshu Dhulia's national-award-winning film, starring Irrfan, made it to the list by the virtue of a direct entry while a jury, headed by...
  • Idol Chat: Tigmanshu Dhulia talks about 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' October 3, 2013

    In an interview to CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand, filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia said that 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' changed his life. ...
  • Ship Of Theseus: Can it be India's Oscar entry this year? July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The rave reviews that 'Ship Of Theseus' is getting, are not wrong or misdirected, neither they have originated from wrong interpretation of the subject. The critics are expected to be a lot who have at least basic exposure to the world cinema, but even the film doesn't contain...
  • Actor should be vulnerable before the camera: Irrfan July 7, 2013

    Mumbai: While his acting skills have brought him appreciation from all quarters and also a national award, Irrfan Khan feels an actor should never be too sure of his work as it helps him better his craft. "Being an actor is also about being unsure of things that bring freshness...
  • Don't want to be highest paid actor, says Irrfan June 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Irrfan loves his craft and aims to nurture his relationship with his fans by giving them "memorable films". As far as money is concerned, the Padma Shri winner's motto is to earn enough to enjoy life - and not to be the highest paid actor. "I don't look at my...
  • Wish I had more turning points like 'Paan Singh Tomar': Irrfan June 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Acclaimed actor Irrfan, who won a National Award for his performance in 'Paan Singh Tomar', says he hopes many more such "unique" projects come his way. "There have been few turning points (in my life) and 'Paan Singh Tomar' was one of them. It was made in a unique way,...
  • Anurag Basu's 'Barfi!' wins top honours at TOIFA April 7, 2013

    Vancouver: The story of a deaf and mute boy, 'Barfi!' turned out to be the top winner at the maiden edition of the Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA) cornering the best film, best director, best actor and best actress trophies. At a glittering awards function Saturday, Anurag Basu picked up...
  • I should have won the National Award for 'Haasil': Irrfan March 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Irrfan is elated by the National Award for best actor for his performance in 'Paan Singh Tomar' (PST), but says the prestigious award has come his way after several disappointments. Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, the film saw Irrfan playing Paan Singh Tomar, a former national steeplechase champion-turned-bandit. "I thought I should...
  • 60th National Film Awards: The winners March 19, 2013

    The 60th National Film Awards were announced in the capital on Monday. ...
  • Winning National Award feels fantastic: Irrfan Khan March 19, 2013

    Actor Irrfan Khan received the Best Actor honour for 'Paan Singh Tomar' at the 60th National Film Awards. ...
  • Have the National Film Awards lost their sheen? March 18, 2013

    An interesting mix of films were chosen as winners for the 60th National Film Awards. Talented actor Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor award for his role in Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Paan Singh Tomar'. The award was shared with veteran actor Vikram Gokhale who won it for his role in Marathi...
  • National Film Awards: Victory for Bollywood's new wave filmmakers March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Paan Singh Tomar', that narrates the gritty story of a national athlete forced to live the life of an out-law, was announced the best picture at the 60th National Film awards as its lead protagonist Irrfan Khan shared the best actor trophy with Vikram Gokhale for...
  • 'Barfi' was unfairly overlooked at the National Awards: Rajeev Masand March 18, 2013

    CNN-IBN's Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the National Film Awards. Q. Have the National Film Awards lost their relevance? Asked by: Ayush A. On the contrary, I think this year they've proved they're just as relevant and on-the-ball...
  • 60th National Film Awards: The winners playlist March 18, 2013

    An interesting mix of films were chosen as winners for the 60th National Film Awards. Talented actor Irrfan Khan won the Best Actor award for his role in Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Paan Singh Tomar'. The award was shared with veteran actor Vikram Gokhale who won it for his role in Marathi...
  • I would like to do all kinds of films but I am here to redefine things for myself: Irrfan Khan March 8, 2013

    Actor Irrfan Khan joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his new movie 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster Returns'. Q. Do you ever see yourself playing an angry young man,a dreaded cop in khakhi or say a strong negative character? I would like you to take on our commercial "hero" brigade with...
  • Irrfan Khan, Tigmanshu Dhulia get candid about 'Sahib, Biwi aur Gangster Returns' March 2, 2013

    Tigmanshu Dhulia, director of the well received 'Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster' had a 'germ' of an idea of its sequel even before the release of the first installment, says the producer. ...
  • B'wood award shows have reduced to TV shows: John Abraham February 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Actor-turned-producer John Abraham, who has been in the industry for a decade now, says Bollywood award shows have been reduced to prime-time television shows and believes they can never reach the level of a fair award. "All our award shows are television shows. Actors have to dance on those shows...
  • Michelle Obama looked great at the Oscars but she should not have been there: Anna MM Vetticad February 25, 2013

    Film critic and author Anna MM Vetticad joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the Oscar Awards 2013. Q. Are you satisfied with this Oscar Awards 2013? If no then what are your reasons for the same? Asked by: Anant Jain A. No. Not satisfied. Though it's...
  • Mahie Gill: I am not an intelligent actress February 14, 2013

    Mumbai: After winning critical acclaim for her roles in 'Dev D', 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster', 'Paan Singh Tomar', actress Mahie Gill says she is confused about her standing in Bollywood as new roles are not coming her way. "I don't know if I have cemented my position in the industry....
  • Still too few Vicky Donors and Kahaanis: Tigmanshu Dhulia February 7, 2013

    Mumbai: It is a good time for Indian cinema with films like 'Vicky Donor' and 'Kahaani' striking a chord but such successes are still few and not enough to transform the economics of filmmaking, says writer-director Tigmanshu Dhulia. And change is still some way away. "It's a good time, but how...
  • Irrfan has great sex appeal: Tigmanshu Dhulia February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, who has roped in Irrfan for 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns', feels the actor has a distinct sex appeal. "Irrfan's got a great sex appeal and he triggers the sensitive side of women in an intellectual way. He's not for frivolous women, but for those...
  • Director Tigmanshu Dhulia to act in Ketan Mehta's next February 4, 2013

    Mumbai: After his highly-acclaimed acting debut in Anurag Kashyap's 'Gangs Of Wasseypur', filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, currently swamped with two back-to-back directorial undertakings, has been persuaded to face the camera again. He will act in Ketan Mehta's 'Mountain Man', a biopic on the unsung Bihari hero Dashrath Manjhi, who dug a...
  • Irrfan Khan: Acting is an insecure business December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Uniqueness and variety are two rules Irrfan has stuck to throughout his film career. The acclaimed actor, known for movies like 'The Namesake', 'Life In A... Metro', and 'Paan Singh Tomar', says he wants to continue breaking his own image in the industry with new and fresh projects. "I...
  • FTN: 'Barfi' not the best Indian entry for the Oscars September 26, 2012

    Sagarika Ghose: Hi there. Yes, the film 'Barfi!' is India's entry for the Oscars for the year 2013. There's been a great deal of adverse comment on this choice made by the jury of the Film Federation of India with many, saying 'Barfi!' was simply not the best in...
  • Indie films can help tackle issues: Tigmanshu August 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, who is riding high on the success of 'Paan Singh Tomar', feels independent filmmaking can help tackle socially relevant issues in a big way. "I think independent filmmaking is the only way out in this country. There are so many issues that can be tackled through...
  • Life changed post 'Paan Singh': Tigmanshu Dhulia August 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Outsiders bring a lot of freshness to Bollywood because of their vast experience, says director and now actor Tigmanshu Dhulia. For Mumbaikars, India begins and ends in the Maximum City, says the Allahabad man who has made films like 'Paan Singh Tomar' and was seen in a pivotal role...