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Mary Kom Review

Mary Kom  Rating: 3/5

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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Rajeev Masand Site:CNN IBN
In the end, the film ticks off each of Mary Kom's career achievements and key personal struggles, but doesn't tell you much more about her as a person than the innumerable headlines do. There is blood and sweat and grit in this story, but very little genuine feeling. I'm going with two-and-a-half out of five for "Mary Kom". It's perfectly watchable, but never great like it should've been.
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Ratings:4/5 Review By: Hungama Network Site:Bollywood Hungama
Mary Kom 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! On the whole, MARY KOM is definitely worth a watch. Go for it.
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Ratings:-- Review By: Komal Nahta Site:Zee ETC Bollywood Business
On the whole, Mary Kom is a box-office champion. It may have started slow but fantastic word of mouth will see collections soaring and the film proving to be a hit at the box-office. Tax-exemption in Maharashtra and Rajasthan will help its business in these states. Other state governments should follow suit and grant tax-exemption to the deserving film.
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Ratings:3/5 Review By: Anupama Chopra Site:Hindustan Times
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Ratings:3.5/5 Review By: Meena Iyer Site: Times Of India (TOI)
The filmmaker has captured her indefatigable spirit beautifully. He has also thrown light on the administration's apathy towards sports and every time a film mirrors the red-tapism involved in the arena, you want to pick up the baton! But the main reason why 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.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Saibal Chaterjee Site:NDTV
What Mary Kom achieves is just the opposite of what it sets out to: the perpetually-on-the-edge style of storytelling takes the sting and authenticity out of the story of the inspirational rise of the spirited daughter of a Manipuri rice farmer in the world of amateur women’s boxing.But all said and done, Mary Kom is an infinitely better sports film than the bloated mess called Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.
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Ratings:4.5/5 Review By: Lakshmi Negi Site:Rediff
Mary Kom, the boxer has done it many times, but now Mary Kom, the movie, truly packs a punch. Mary's story is that of an underdog's.It is a measured movie, deeply drawing us in with its protagonist, played with immense feeling by Priyanka Chopra. Mary's story is delivered with a sincerity that makes it irresistible.
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Ratings:2/5 Review By: Rahul Desai Site:Mumbai Mirror
While Bhaag Milkha Bhaag was a case of an overcooked narrative, Kumar's Mary Kom suffers from the contrary: an inconsistent narrative that seems too hurried to strike the right balance between her personal life and career, and ends up biting off more than it can chew. It could have done with 20 extra minutes of Kom's resilience, without liberally jumping time frames, to give shape to her stunted journey
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Shubhra Gupta Site:Indian Express
The film gets bloated by extraneous songs. In its zeal to tell us how Kom is also a committed mom ( to an adorable set of twins , one of whom gets very sick occasionally) as well as a sportsperson, it tries too hard to tug at our heartstrings. And the climactic sequence goes on and on : a duel in the ring is automatically exciting, needing no schmaltzy revving up. There are also too-blatant product placements strewn right through, which distract from the story.
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Ratings:2.5/5 Review By: Mohar Basu Site:Koimoi
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
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  1. such type of movie critic will give higher rating than masala movie, but this movie looks worth a watch

  2. Hope I like it when I watch it... n wish it shall be successful @ da box office 2morrow

  3. Mary Kom Movie Review-Rating 3.5 out of 5
    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 irony of the film is that, while it starts off with a pregnant Mary Kom (Priyanka), who later goes on to 'deliver' a performance of a lifetime. Mary and her ever-so-supportive husband Onler Kom (Darshan Kumaar) fight against all odds in a curfew stricken Manipur to ensure the safe delivery of Mary. Hereon, the viewers are subjected to a series of flashback events which lead to the making of the star pugilist 'Mary Kom'. Delving into her upbringing, the film explores her past that includes her father's strict opposition to boxing during her childhood and Mary's undying spirit and love for the sport.

    Omung does a great job of building up the climax with heart wrenching scenes where Mary chooses to box over spending a blissful life with her family. Post her opting to box, Mary accidentally lands up at the boxing training academy of her coach Narjit Singh (Sunil Thapa), who, after seeing her persistence, teaches her that 'the world maybe round for everyone, but her world should be the shape of the boxing ring, a Square'! Mary's talent for the sport combined with her coach's training form a deadly unbeatable lethal combo who go on to win international competitions galore.

    However, things come to standstill when Mary marries Onler Kom, despite her coach's firm opposition, and Mary's subsequent pregnancy, and her delivering twin children, thus bidding adieu to her long cherished game of boxing, something which her coach had always feared for. Resigned to live the life of a commoner finding it difficult to survive with two kids, Mary applies for a job, but the job she gets is that of a 'hawaldaar', something that slaps her from within. Unable to continue with a mundane existence, Mary vows to make a comeback in the ring, this time round, minus the support of her coach, a decision which proves wrong in the long run.

    Now, after serious losses in the ring, the absence of her coach and the unbending politics of the boxing federation, Mary faces an uphill task. Will she manage to convince her coach to train her again and will she manage to overcome the boxing federation forms the rest of the film. Omung Kumar certainly deserves an ovation for having shown the guts to make a biopic on Mary Kom, something which will surely go down in the history of exemplary biopics on Indian celluloid. He has managed to achieve the task of making Priyanka refrain from imitating the real Mary Kom, at the same time managed to show her inimitable love for the sports and her spirit to fight against all odds. The film definitely serves as an eye opener to all those who were ignorant about Mary and her contributions to the sports arena.
    to be continued....

  4. Mary Kom Movie Review-Rating 3.5 out of 5
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    As far as the performances are concerned, it is indeed Priyanka Chopra who steals the show. She does total justice to this author backed role. One just cannot but miss the transformation of 'Marte Chun Chun Kong' to MC Mary Kom and also the scene when she confronts the boxing federations' chief. When you have a role that's tailor made for the heroine, it leaves us with no doubt about the screen space for the hero. But, in this film, it's the 'hero' Darshan Kumaar, who exhibits good screen presence and holds his ground firm, despite Priyanka's towering performances. Full marks go to Sunil Thapa, who shows his emotional, professional and rational sides with equal ease. He is exactly what the highly ranked coaches are made up of. Same applies to the couple playing Mary's parents. The rest of the cast help the film to move forward without any glitches or flaws.

    The music of the film (Shashi Suman, Shivam) is just not upto the mark, but its shortcoming is overshadowed by the film's background score (Rohit Kulkarni) and the film's crisp editing by the man himself Sanjay Leela Bhansali, who also is the producer of the film. Brownie points go to Saiwyn Quadras for his screenplay and story, Karan Singh Rathore-Ramendra Vashishth for their dialogue and dialect. The film's cinematography by Keiko Nakahara is totally at par with costume designer Isha Mantry.

    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.

  5. All critics are fool. pahle khud ek hit movie banak dikhaye tab kare kisi movie ko criticize. kunal kohli chalo cinema me ktna bak bak karta tha r aaj khud ek hit movie nahi bana pa raha. khalid mohamad bhi . sab aise hi he fool critics.

    1. Ya most of film of kunal kohli are flop but Fanaa and hum Tum are Superhits movies of kunal kohli.first get proper knowledge then post

    2. Fanaa super hit cause of amir khan and hum tum only hit not super hit but other movies are flop . i m talking about all critics . critics saare goner ki movie ko criticize karte he ye khud kya saare goner ki hit movie bana sakte he .

  6. Mary Kom: I just gotta say BRAVO ….BRAVO only and only to Prianka Chopra. A women oriented film, a one-women show having very little to contribute by other characters..and all the other aspects of the film FAILED big time but PC
    outshines in the entire Film

    Let’s start about talking about the Character

    PC as Mary Kom….very little number of people has come across this name…she is the world boxing Champion. She has also has started a female-only fight club to teach girls to defend themselves against sexual violence in India

    So, getting back a “Splendid” and “Awe-inspiring” performance by PC…and once again she is back in the game. PC had undergone a lot of hard work to be appropriate for this role, to build biceps and a very good figure apart from the workouts, she portrays a role of a “Manipur” women. From body language to accent everything was germane, breathtaking and sensational

    One thing I would like to mention not that much of and important….PC was BEST for this role on the basis of her acting but was not apt because no matter how much u dress or act like Mary Kom…PC’s looks was not even a bit close to “Manipur” people, her husband, kids, parent everybody looked normal like “Manipuri’s” but PC was standing odd one out

    Although the movie’s all other aspects were not even close to being “sensational” if compared

    The debut Director “Omung Kumar” directed like crap. With a very laid back cinematography

    The editor was Irritating going back and forth during the story for reasons unknown and making us a bit confused to get the story and here and there during the very very exciting Boxing match

    Story was not complicated not confusing it was just Tiresome and because it did not have any contents in it and whatever it had was not hard enough to give solid punch not it was moving at those point where it had to
    Action was also restricted to boxing ring and was not gripping nor High-octane


    The Whole movie (which has nothing to offer) hangs on only to the astonishing PC’s performance and makes us excited to watch entire film and overlook all underperforming aspects of the movie mostly cause of the Jaw-dropping, climax with enough drama to emotionally move us with vigorous action and utopian amount of background score. Thanks to the director for al-least doing something good

    The finale of the movie of is accompanied with everyone standing in the cinema hall to pay respects to INDIAN NATION ANTHEM playing for the celebration of Mary Kom Winning the world cup and Thanking her for being an inspiration and strength to Millions

  7. who will watch such biopic movie in theater waiting for Bang bang

  8. Mary Kom- The Individual is MAGNIFICENT but movie is Not! [3/5]

    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(Disapproving Daddy/ being a girl/NorthEast-IdentityCrisis/ system-politics).

    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 back half-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!

  9. movies kisi sports person pe bani hai iska ye matlab nhi k wo acchi hi bani ho..!!

  10. MARY KOM is a well concocted inspiring flick not only about boxing but also about determination, selfless love of a doting husband and red-tapism, politics prevalent in sports bodies.From first frame to last it grips your senses and irrigates the parched corridors of your heart like very few biopics in recent times. For my detailed review, please visit

  11. Excellent film! Must watch. Priyanka is superb

  12. May Kom..Mary Kom..Aakhir Kya hai Mary Kom..I remember Naseeruddin shah said this in Movie China Gate

  13. When komal nahta's review is out others don't matter......

  14. Mary Kom : a nice and decent movie... If you know the story of the legend, then it's predictable, and if you don't, see the movie first... But whether you know or not, it's a great watch. Awesome PC, never liked her better, what a performance... You will like it even if you are not a PC fan... Awards will follow... No stopping her..
    3.5 stars for sure
    Watch it or not: definitely watch it, and if possible with family... It's so inspirational.... Good movie after a long time...

  15. Kitni audience movie me dimag lagane jaati he , yaar agar kisi ko dimag lagana hi hoga to ghar pe bethkar padaai kare ya kuch r bhi kar sakta , public cinema hall me dimag lagane thodi na jaayegi . saare critics kewal is hisab se samiksha karte he ki public ne isme kitna dimag lagaya jabki inko ulta karna chahiye . jis movie me bilkul dimag lagane ki jarurat nahi pad rahi use sabase jyada star r jisme dimag lagana pad raha he use sabse kam star dena chahiye . saare critics fool he r jo critics ki sunkar movie dekhta ho vo usse bhi bada fool.

  16. Mary Kom has been the most successful Indian female boxer till date yet a very few percentage of Indian population knows the actual Mary Kom. I am happy that the indian film makers actually thought of making a biopic on this living legend and that too, thankfully, with Priyanka Chopra in the lead. But depicting the reality onto the big screen is far more difficult than it seems. Let’s see what director Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom has for us.

    Born in a small town Kangathei, Mary Kom (Priyanka Chopra) has a keen interest in boxing. She risks her family and life to learn boxing from Narjit Singh (Sunil Thapa) who is probably the best coach in the country. Impressed by Mary’s determination, Narijit trains Mary, who later goes on to become the three time world champion. The story takes a sharp turn when Mary decides to marry Onler Kom (Darshan Kumar) and soon gets involved into her family life because of which she has to quit boxing. Does she bounce back?

    The biggest problem with director Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom that it fails to acquaint you of Mary Kom as a person. This one is too commercial and dramatic. Inspite of a decent second half with some really inspirational sequences, the film suffers with such a poor first half which completely spoils the show. The only likeable boxing sequence happens to be in the last twenty minutes of the film.

    Priyanka Chopra puts in all her efforts and energy to portray this living legend. Thankfully, she does justice to whatever the script was. No complains for her! Sunil Thapa and Darshan Kumar play their part well.

    Even after watching the film, I wish I knew Mary Kom, as a person, better. I guess that says it all!

    Rating- 2/5

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  17. My preview of marry kom was bang on target :

  18. MARY KOM:
    Brands Shine in Real Mary Vs. Reel Mary! [2.5/5]

    Considering the miserable condition of sports in India, while looking at the 2-min long sponsorship slide-show at the very beginning of the film; there is no prospect one would not sink in deep thoughts as if these many filthy rich business honchos would dare to promote the real life heroes in sports and not just a plain voracious commercial film on few of them, today we would have more than just one Mary Kom or Milkha Singh to be proud of. Art director-turned-film director Omung Kumar’s biopic MARY KOM is an ambitious film yet a noticeable victim of box-office centered commercialization in Indian cinema. And it hurts more than the innumerable solid muscular punches on our actor-in-desperation Priyanka Chopra’s face in the film!

    Born as Mangte Chungneijang, Mary Kom is a five-time world boxing champion hailing from the outer world of Manipur. Earnestly we didn’t know much about her or I would say we were not much bothered until the announcement of this very biopic, but the saddest part is even the film, despite a great promise; plays quite cold towards its central character. In a very hectic and harried manner, we are told about her passion towards boxing, her uprise as a noted player in the ring followed by a quickie downfall in her career post-pregnancy.

    Saiwyn Quadras’ story is packed with drama and thrills at regular intervals but never actually shocks you with its inevitable nature in the story-telling. Look at the plot development and you can easily identify the set formulaic patterns of just any sports film, only relief is that its central character is a woman, a mother of two and an underdog from one of the most deserted & sidelined states in India. Bollywood hardly and rarely shows guts of this kind!

    MARY KOM’s biggest strength is its environs that plant you in the very real-very existent lush green world of North-East. Most of the supporting cast and people around in every frame make themselves rooted in the place they are directed to be in. But two odd things out that you can’t miss or ignore are the brand positioning and, despite not owning any symmetry or likeness in physical appearances, Priyanka Chopra’s firmness in will and exhorting efforts of all kinds to blur the line between real and reel Mary. So whenever you find yourself in awe to be inspired from the living sports legend being portrayed on the screen, there is one or other product placement ready to mellow down all the intensity, force and passion flowing out. An age-old pain-relief ointment, pregnancy test kit, low-calorie sweetener and what not! You can actually play ‘Spot the Brand’ exercise with friends, later.

    Priyanka helms the brigade with some of the real promising talents. Darshan Kumar as Onler- the all season supportive husband to Mary is a revelation. He charms the screen with unconventional looks and true to life acting skills. Sunil Thapa as Mary’s strong-headed coach is impressive, so is the actor playing Mary’s father.

    My issues with the film can go as much further as some of the sequences appearing too dramatic to be actual but let’s not get into it more and admire the fact that Bollywood has challenged itself with a subject not very common in practice! Better late than never, I say! Some stories need to be told. This is one. Had it been more focused, would have been better! [2.5/5]


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