Irrfan Khan gets sucked into the character of Paan Singh Tomar, he makes you feel all the pain, struggle and sorrow, Mahie Gill plays her part well, supporting cast (Vipin Sharma & Rajendra Gupta) is equally good, real life cinema gives you chill at places, cinematography and art direction add to authenticity of the film
Film has a serious subject so will not appeal to all i.e. youth, urban audience, script lacks zing and humor as proceedings get a bit boring at times
Watch it for heart wrenching true story and Irrfan's performance
If you enter cinema hall with the expectation of classic biopic and you have taste for this kind of real intense cinema, believe me that you will love this flick.
There is a dialogue in the beginning where Irrfan's character replies journalist, "Bihad mein baagi hote hain, dacoit milte hain parliament mein". It is not only Irrfan's dialogue delivery which leaves an impression but the manner and realism of lines. Film is full of such moments.
Film realistically showcase the transformation of a national champion athlete to army man to a dreaded dacoit. Even after his gruesome crime, you will end up on his side as film clearly leaves the message against corrupt system. In terms of technicality, background score of Sandeep Chowta is apt and Aseem Misra is bang on behind the lenses. Editing could had been better especially in 2nd half when proceedings get slow and boring.
Irrfan is just too good and proves his acting powress once again. He does not only express from his eyes but his whole body language goes with the flow. Supporting cast Mahie Gill, Vipin Sharma, Rajendra Gupta are top notch. You will left in bewilderment when you imagine that this film was waiting for release for last couple of years. In the times when every 3rd class remake from south earn moolah, every item number which is insult to our sensibilities repeatedly played by channels 24 hours, you only find handful audience in cinema hall for this kind of film, pity to our taste. Go watch it and experience the other India which is more "Bharat" and its suffering plus imagine the treatment of sports champions in our country by Goverment. This one needs adulation, prove and improve your taste!