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Mary Kom

In theaters : September 05, 2014 Runtime : 2 hours 04 min

Mary Kom
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Mary Kom
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3.2/ 50 - 1,984 Ratings 12

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2.6/5 - 6 Ratings

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Verdict: Priyanka Chopra's sincere dedication and Mary Kom's inspirational life struggle deserved a better biopic. But, despite its flawed screenplay and predictability, the film should be watched because Mary's story needs to...more

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Plot: The movie begins in earnest by showing an incident that builds her interest in self-defence before showing her first interaction with a boxing gymnasium and coach and her entry into boxing. The movie then tells the story of her initial training, her struggle with a new sport, her immense dedication and will, her passion, while at the same time showing the immense struggle of balancing the needs of home and boxing and the additional sacrifices that she had to make to pay for her classes and equipment, all in the context of the poverty that was a constant in her early life. The script builds up to the reasons for Mary’s first unsanctioned fight and the immense odds that she faces against a fancied opponent to win some money for her family. The script them engages with Mary’s relationship with the officialdom of the boxing federation and weaves in the challenges of that relationship into her burgeoning professional career in the larger context of Onler’s proposal and her decision to marry him and then giving birth to twins. Mary is shown balancing the demands of her training with the demands of her young children and how the balance is made possible by the unending attention of Onler, who learns to take care of the children under Mary’s supervision. The story shows how the country writes her off and the pressures on her and her family to have her quit. And then it is shown how she makes a comeback and wins accolades, along with taking care of family and children

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Divay Agarwal
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Mary Kom Review - This Mary Kom is too filmy, too random!Sep 5, 2014NewsThe tale of magnificent Mary ought to be told, but definitely not in the manner told by Umung Kumar & group. I know that not every biopic is a Paan Singh Tomar or a Bhaag Milkha Bhaag but Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom aka MC Mary Kom’s amazing journey certainly deserves much better a movie than this. Even Priyanka’s brilliant efforts are not enough to save the sloppy screenplay. The movie starts off with a pregnant Mary Kom (Priyanka Chopra) groaning with labor pains and her ever-supportive and sensible (except in the climax) husband Onler trying to find a way out of the insurgency warfare to make her reach the hospital. Cut to 1991, the Mary Kom childhood is shown where she finds a boxing glove and dreams of becoming a boxer one day. Cut to 2000, she is all grown-up and while beating the hell out of a fellow schoolboy (don’t really know why), she lands up in the nearby town (don’t really know how) where she finds Coach Singh & his boxing academy and so begins her journey from Chungneijang to Champion Mary Kom which is full of obstacles(#DisapprovingPapa/# BeingaGirl/#NorthEast-IdentityCrisis/#SystemPolitics). Omung Kumar took his directorial debut too seriously perhaps. He was asked to make a film and he did just that mixing up all the typical filmy clichés be it family melodrama, random preachy moments or a overdramatic climax. The ‘Film’ has it all but lacks the soulfulness and the authenticity of the epic that could have been.  Editing was clumsy and the story was moving so random that it was hard for viewers to connect to Mary. The background score and the music are not so impressive either. Though the song Ziddi Dil perfectly suits the boxer’s passion for the sport, other songs are just above average. On one hand there are a few witty dialogues like “Ye boxing gloves tumhari pehli kamaai hai, dil ke khol ke kharch karna”, While on the other you have to tolerate some shitty dialogues too –“Apni sweetness kum karo nahin toh diabetes ho jayega". Priyanka Chopra carries the whole movie on her shoulders. It is definitely one of her career best performances and she proves yet again that you can never write her off. She has really worked very hard for this one. Debutant Darshan Kumar is average. Sunil Thapa , the coach looked constipated at times carrying off a single expression all throughout the film. Even rest of the cast didn’t prove to be so appealing. I would give the movie an extra star because at least someone had to courage to make a biopic about this great Indian legend called “Mary Kom”. But I’ll take it back (the star) because it’s “Mary Kom” you are dealing with, and you just can’t do shit. We all might be wondering how much Priyanka Chopra had to go through for this, just imagine about M.C. Mary Kom – The Five Time World Champion. Just Imagine!Divay Agarwal Mary Kom Review - This Mary Kom is too filmy, too random! Sep 5, 2014
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The tale of magnificent Mary ought to be told, but definitely not in the manner told by Umung Kumar & group. I know that not every biopic is a Paan Singh Tomar or a Bhaag Milkha Bhaag but Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom aka MC Mary Kom’s amazing journey certainly deserves much better a movie than this. Even Priyanka’s brilliant efforts are not enough to save the sloppy screenplay.


The movie starts off with a pregnant Mary Kom (Priyanka Chopra) groaning with labor pains and her ever-supportive and sensible (except in the climax) husband Onler trying to find a way out of the insurgency warfare to make her reach the hospital. Cut to 1991, the Mary Kom childhood is shown where she finds a boxing glove and dreams of becoming a boxer one day. Cut to 2000, she is all grown-up and while beating the hell out of a fellow schoolboy (don’t really know why), she lands up in the nearby town (don’t really know how) where she finds Coach Singh & his boxing academy and so begins her journey from Chungneijang to Champion Mary Kom which is full of obstacles(#DisapprovingPapa/# BeingaGirl/#NorthEast-IdentityCrisis/#SystemPolitics).


Omung Kumar took his directorial debut too seriously perhaps. He was asked to make a film and he did just that mixing up all the typical filmy clichés be it family melodrama, random preachy moments or a overdramatic climax. The ‘Film’ has it all but lacks the soulfulness and the authenticity of the epic that could have been.  Editing was clumsy and the story was moving so random that it was hard for viewers to connect to Mary.


The background score and the music are not so impressive either. Though the song Ziddi Dil perfectly suits the boxer’s passion for the sport, other songs are just above average.


On one hand there are a few witty dialogues like “Ye boxing gloves tumhari pehli kamaai hai, dil ke khol ke kharch karna”, While on the other you have to tolerate some shitty dialogues too –“Apni sweetness kum karo nahin toh diabetes ho jayega".


Priyanka Chopra carries the whole movie on her shoulders. It is definitely one of her career best performances and she proves yet again that you can never write her off. She has really worked very hard for this one. Debutant Darshan Kumar is average. Sunil Thapa , the coach looked constipated at times carrying off a single expression all throughout the film. Even rest of the cast didn’t prove to be so appealing.


I would give the movie an extra star because at least someone had to courage to make a biopic about this great Indian legend called “Mary Kom”. But I’ll take it back (the star) because it’s “Mary Kom” you are dealing with, and you just can’t do shit.


We all might be wondering how much Priyanka Chopra had to go through for this, just imagine about M.C. Mary Kom – The Five Time World Champion. Just Imagine!

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