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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. Excellent film! Must watch. Priyanka is superb

  2. 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 http://rohitmoviereview.blogspot.in/

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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 .

  7. 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…

  8. 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

    Log on to http://www.rohitrupani.blogspot.in for more reviews.

  9. My preview of marry kom was bang on target : http://rajatnarulafilmpreview.blogspot.com/

  10. 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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