New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has heaped praises on director Tigmanshu Dhulia and actor Irrfan Khan for their film 'Paan Singh Tomar'.

The 69-year-old actor took to his blog to applaud the film which released on Friday, calling it a true epic which is inspiring and a fitting tribute to unsung sports heroes.

"Saw an inspiring film, 'Paan Singh Tomar' directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia and enacted by a whole cast of fresh and very talented players, led by that incredible performer Irrfan.

"Such restraint in direction and performance, but such an impression on the nature of the subject. A biopic true to life and detail. A wonderful tribute to the many unsung sports heroes of the nation, who contribute so much for the Motherland both within and on international platforms, yet are left in penury to pass away, unnoticed, uncared for," Bachchan wrote on his blog.

The film is based on the true story of runner Paan Singh Tomar employed in the Army , who went on to win seven gold medals at the Indian National Games but was forced to become notorious bandit.

"The tribute to the unsung hero, lists various prominent sportsmen who brought glory on international platforms for the country, but died penniless. Some even having to sell off their gold medal to survive. Such a moving tale," Bachchan added.

(Agencies)