A Graphic Novel Based On Paan Singh Tomar

Paan Singh Tomar
MUMBAI: Paan Singh Tomar is a legend all over again, thanks to the film on his life by his Tigmanshu Dhulia.

And now  we hear the film’s producers UTV and Dhulia are looking into turning the adventures and exploits of Paan Singh as athlete in the army to  a bandit in the ravines into a graphic novel.

Says Dhulia, "I’ll be meeting the UTV guys in a few days. Only then can we discuss this. But yes, Paan Singh Tomar has grown way beyond anyone’s expectations. It opened moderately and has now grown from strength to strength. It’s now being screened in places like  Dehra Doon, Haldwani, Bijnor, Bilaspur,Khargaon and in the interiors of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan where  there are no movie theaters."

Naturally Dhulia is elated. But he  is also a little disheartened  by the lack of recognition for his previous work Sahib Bibi Aur Gangster at the popular awards.

Says Dhulia, "The film had received huge critical acclaim. So the least I expected were the critics’ awards. But even those have gone to Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. What’s the point of  having two separate categories of popular and critics’ awards when both are given to the same film?"