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Mary Kom (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Biography, Drama | 5 September 2014 (India)
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A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom, who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.

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Omung Kumar

Writers:

Saiwyn Quadras (story and screenplay) (as Saiwyn Qadras), Ramendra Vasishth (dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Priyanka Chopra ... Mary Kom
Sunil Thapa ... M. Narjit Singh (Mary Kom's Coach)
Robin Das Robin Das ... Father
Rajni Basumatary Rajni Basumatary ... Mary's Mother
Darshan Kumaar Darshan Kumaar ... Onler (as Darshan Kumar)
Lin Laishram Lin Laishram ... Bem
Bijou Thaangjam ... Naobi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zachary Coffin ... German Boxing Coach
Shiva Dagar ... Journalist
Archna Dosija Archna Dosija ... Bangalore Camp Boxer
Shubham Gaur Shubham Gaur ... Hindi Commentator
Shakti Kumar Shakti Kumar ... Sharma ji
Buddya Sunari Magar Buddya Sunari Magar ... Assistant coach
Ritika Murthy Ritika Murthy ... Journalist at Mary's House
Shishir Sharma ... (rumored)
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A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer Mary Kom, who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.

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Official Sites:

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Country:

India

Language:

Hindi

Release Date:

5 September 2014 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Мэри Ком See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$370,277, 7 September 2014

Gross USA:

$621,300

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$839,840
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In a 2012 meeting with Bhansali, Kumar told him about the film; he explained that this was a kind of cinema contrary to Bhansali's signature work. Still, Bhansali wanted to hear the story and was also enthusiastic towards the project. See more »

Crazy Credits

Priyanka Chopra became Miss world in 2000 it was the same year when Mary Kom started practicing boxing. See more »


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Ziddi Dil
lyrics by Prashant Ingole
music by Shashi Suman
performed by Vishal Dadlani
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Mary Kom: An Inspiring story with a Sincere Effort
6 September 2014 | by shiraj-dakshySee all my reviews

Many times when you watch a movie especially a biopic which has an inspiring story you may overlook the flaws and technicalities, such was my experience with "Mary Kom".

Debutant Director Omung Kumar brings life the story of Boxing Champion "Mary Kom". The story & screenplay of Saiwyn Qadras charts the journey of a daughter of a simple farmer Mangte Chungneijang from Manipur to becoming the 5 times World Champion MC Mary Kom or Magnificent Mary as she is called.

Saiwyn's screenplay is shaky in the beginning but concludes on a high note. The first half looks more like a collage of incidents in Mary Kom's life put on celluloid with no cohesiveness in the narration and everything is shown in a hurry which does not have any emotional connect, but in the second half the movie takes a 360 degree turn in the narration and shows us Mary Kom's comeback after becoming a mother. The second half the narration shows a lot of depth and emotions which are depicted well concluding the movie to a high octane dramatic end. Though a lot of people will find the climax a bit dramatic but the bottom-line is at the end it strikes the right cord and you come out being proud of Mary Kom and her achievements. The other flaw in the script is that it does not delve deep in the other character's storyline.

The dialogues by Ramendra Vashishtha and Karan Singh Rathore is good but quite inconsistent in the getting the language and the dialect right. Though the dialogues has a few Manipuri words being used but sometimes the dialect and language of the principal cast look a bit out of place especially Mary Kom's character.

Omung Kumar's direction is sincere and honest and it comes through in the narration especially in the second half. The one flaw in Omung's direction is his hurried narration; he should have paid more heed to the characterization of other principal characters other than Mary Kom's. Though being Omung's first film as a director and choosing a biopic as a subject really needs a lot of conviction, and he shows the spark as a director.

Performance wise it is definitely Priyanka Chopra all the way. She is sincere in her portrayal as a boxer Mary Kom, her whole transformation from a glam doll to a boxer physically right from the body language to the way she talks is to be seen to believe. Frankly I had my reservations about Priyanka portraying the role but she has really surprised me with her portrayal. Another stand out performance is of Darshan Kumaar who plays Onler Kom, Mary's husband the real pillar of strength in the boxer's life. Darshan 's underplaying the portrayal gives the needed depth required, an actor to watch out for. Sunil Thapa as Mary's coach does a good job.

I have to mention the makeup artist Subhash Shinde who really did a marvelous job of Priyanka's transformation to Mary Kom, minute details like skin pigmentation etc has been taken care of. The production design by Omung's wife Vanita Omung Kumar is realistic and convincing. Stunts by Parvez Shaikh and boxing choreography by Robert Miller bring the required authenticity and thrills in the boxing sequences.

Although it is not a "Million Dollar Baby", but it is definitely an applauding attempt which is worth a watch.....


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