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Mary Kom (U)

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102 Ratings

Release Date

05 Sep 2014
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Director Omung Kumar has brought in that precise feeling which will inspire all of us who watches the movie. Farhan Akhtar, Seema Biswas, Ben Kingsley have all inspired many by turning into the real-life character on-screen earlier. But, Mary Kom is just unexplainable.

Hats off to the debutant director Omung Kumar for bringing us one of the most inspiring biopics.

Omung Kumar's MARY KOM is one such film which is a biopic on one of India's most illustrious sports personalities, Mary Kom, who, despite all her hardships, put our country on the international map with her achievements.

On the whole, MARY KOM is definitely worth a watch. The icing on the cake is that the film has been made tax free, something that should help the film in pulling the audiences to the theatres, besides the word of mouth. Go for it.

Mary Kom may not be the most brilliantly designed movie but it has its heart at the right place. It may not entertain you in the most exciting or thrilling way, but the earnest performances from the actors and the sincerity shown by director Omang Kumar with his craft of direction and storytelling definitely calls for a deserving round of applause.

Priyanka Chopra plays the role of amateur World Champion boxer with dignity and utmost sincerity. In a film industry plagued with the cliched song and dance routines, comes Mary Kom, a breath of fresh air!

Box your way to the nearest theatre if you have to because PC has won our gold medal for this one!

Omung Kumar's Mary Kom is a bland film that quickly becomes boring because there's no tension in the story. But it has Priyanka Chopra. That was enough for those who financed the film because they believe that's all you, the audience, want.

Perhaps it will be enough for you too, but if you're interested in Kom's real story, read Unbreakable. The autobiography Kom wrote may not be comprehensive or literary, but it is more honest, brave and fun than the film made in her name.

Mary Kom is another reminder that sports biopics aren’t up overkill-loving Bollywood’s street.

The question is: should you watch Mary Kom? You should, the simple reason being that we owe it to the pugilist who has gone where few Indians have ever gone – to the pinnacle of her sport – and stayed there long enough not to be remembered as a flash in the pan.

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