Priyanka Shines brighter than the film Ameet Bhuvan.
Mary Kom does not have anything radically different to offer. However, it is Mary Kom the pugilist who towers high above all the faults of the film and Priyanka�s sincerity that shines through bright as the end credits roll. These two women make this worth the watch. (more)
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Mary Kom doesn't have enough to pack a punch.
The sloppy first half showcases her life at random intervals, never allowing viewers to know and connect with Mary Kom. That partially happens in the better paced second half, in which she attempts to return to boxing after marriage and motherhood, shuttles between being a mother to twins and a sportswoman and fights the bureaucratic ways of the officials of the national boxing federation. l(more)
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Mary Kom appeals is because it doesn't just give you a ringside view of boxing; it leaves you rooting for our sportsmen who have put India on the world map.
When adapted for the big screen, a biopic has to tread its own path. Debutant director Omung Kumar's Mary Kom is based on the incidents in the life of MC Mary Kom (Priyanka Chopra), India's most high-profile female pugilist between the years 1991-2007. The film has been shot for the better part in Imphal, Manipur, where the sportswoman was bred. Born in a humble home in Kangathei, Mary was only a teenager when she decided to pursue boxing, despite inviting her father's ire.(more)
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MARY KOM is definitely worth a watch.
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. The film goes on to show the real life story of this sports star, which not many are aware of. The film serves as an eye opener not just on the fact that India can produce international 'gold medal winning' boxers, but also that Manipur is very much a part of India! 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. (more)
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Mary Kom is made for whistles and some quick money
the film has one person who tries her best to work as a cohesive force. Priyanka Chopra is in her elements and is the force behind the film. Leave aside her North-Indian features; she portrays the character with all her energy and talent. Her physique, her expressions and perfectly timed pauses give her the power to hold the audience till the climax of the film. Many of us would have problems with her accent but she does whatever she could, in capacity of the lead actor, to make Mary Kom an entertaining film. Darshan Kumaar is natural and Sunil Thapa is furious. I am just wondering, was it deliberate on the director�s part to choose Darshan as Onler Kom? Because, he can easily pass off as a North-Indian guy also. Everything said and done, it�s good to see a mainstream Hindi film with a protagonist from the North-East, that too a woman, a champion though. (more)
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Far too many than I had expected.
Mary Kom is not an unbearable film but it is largely unwatchable. It was painful to see the most hardworking sporting star of India being reduced in a film that is a caricaturish blend of Chak De! and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Obviously I went in with far too many expectations but this film isn�t an heartfelt attempt at film-making. If you at all decide to watch the film, do so for Priyanka who upholds the unbreakable spirit of Mary Kom in its most pristine form. When everything else scrambles apart, Chopra courageously puts in better than her best foot. I wish the story could give both Chopra and Kom their dues. Sadly magnificent Mary loses herself in the maleficent trappings of Bollywood floss.(more)
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The trailers and previews of the film have most cine-goers praising Priyanka's performance and the movie's impact.
The film will see Priyanka follow the trajectory of Mary's life, tracing ups and downs on both personal and professional fronts. The film will show a young Mary fighting against the society opposition and numerous other odds as she tries to gain access to the boxing ring and start training. From there, the movie will showcase her first run in the ring as she rises to the top and then quits to settle down into family life. But a fighter's spirit can't be held back and she returns to once again reach the pinnacle of her boxing world. Priyanka Chopra, who has played difficult characters in films like Barfi! and Saat Khoon Maaf, has confessed that Mary Kom has been her most challenging role yet.(more)
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Mary Kom truly packs a punch.
Mary Kom, the boxer has done it many times, but now Mary Kom, the movie, truly packs a punch. The fighter hails from a region which is struggling to make its presence felt on the national map; entered a male-dominated sport, and wrote her name in the annals of history with the aid of 'chai and kela' from the federation.Only time will tell if the movie will be a hit or a flop but Priyanka has surely emerged as a better boxer.(more)
Source: Laxmi Negi., Indian Express