A Cinematic Passage to India || Film #6
The true story of a national steeplechase champion who after retirement went on to become one of the most feared and notorious rebels in India.
The problem with this biopic is that I didn't think it took full advantage of what is quite a remarkable person. It's unnecessarily long (a common theme in Indian films I've noticed), and even though that synopsis should be incredibly interesting, it just never is. Irrfan Khan who plays the titular role is a good actor, but here he just looks bored. Whether that's down to the real life character or the director I don't know but Paan Singh Tomar seems to have the same facial expression for every occassion.
A well made film, but just with not enough substance to justify its run time.