Mary Kom (2014)

 ●  Hindi ● 2 hrs 4 mins

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Beginning in earnest by showing an incident that builds her interest in self-defense, Mary Kom then has her first interaction with a boxing gymnasium and coach, leading to her entry into boxing. Detailing her initial training, her struggle with a new sport, her immense dedication and will, her passion, while at the same time showing the immense struggle of balancing the needs of home and boxing and the additional sacrifices that she had to make to pay for her classes and equipment, all in the context of the poverty that was a constant in her early life. Mary then enters her first unsanctioned fight to save up some money for her family. Following this is Mary’s relationship with the officialdom of the boxing federation and weaves in the challenges of that relationship into her burgeoning professional career in the larger context of Onler’s proposal and her decision to marry him and then giving birth to twins. Mary balances the demands of her training with the demands of her young children and how the balance is made possible by the unending attention of Onler, who learns to take care of the children under Mary’s supervision. This film shows how the country writes her off leading to the pressures on her and her family to have her quit. Ending with her comeback and leading her to win accolades as well as taking care of her family and children.

Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Sunil Thapa

Crew: Omung Kumar (Director), Keiko Nakahara (Director of Photography), Shashi Suman (Music Director), Shivamm Suman (Music Director)

Rating: U (India)

Genres: Drama

Release Dates: 05 Sep 2014 (India)

Hindi Name: मैरी कोम

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Priyanka’s on screen character transforms totally in to the real life personality of Mary Kom!!
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Mary Kom….How many unsung heroes of sports get lost in our country, few among them rise up to show the entire world they exist, one among them is our “Magnificent Mary a.k.a Mary Kom” who not only proved that she is a great asset to the country but also a wonderful mother and a wife. She became an inspiration to her entire village, who wholeheartedly supported in all her endeavors.

Bollywood is high on women power this year with “QUEEN” then “Mardaani” and now “Mary Kom”.This biopic directed by debutante Omung Kumar surprises everyone with his penchant for story telling in a short span of 124 mins, now that’s talent. Narrating someone’s life in that short span have always ended badly. In this case, it was handled decent enough to bring in the feel. I agree a longer movie would have explored the character more as Mary Kom, but what is shown here was convincing enough. Omung’s direction was well matched with the dialogue writers Karan Singh Rathore & Ramendra Vasishth, few of them were thought provoking and inspiring, which caught up to Saiwyn Quadras fast screenplay.

Omung did a great job in the casting department, the characters were picked well and they were not acting in fact living them. Sunil Thapa as the boxing coach was great, he makes a big place in your heart, he may not be Clint Eastwood but sure a great Narjit Singh. Another actor who took everyone by surprise was Darshan Kumar as Onler Kom, his character was portrayed in a very subtle way and was handled delicately with great emotions. That character wins everyone with his utmost kindness and support towards his loving wife Mary Kom. With this movie we got 2 great north east actors who we would love to see in future Bollywood. The rest of the supporting cast was apt with their respective roles.

The star of the movie Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom did a remarkable job. It shows all over the movie, she have put in her blood and sweat to make this one right, she proved herself in “Barfi” now there is no doubt that she is a versatile actress. She have literally lived MARY KOM, every detail right from the freckles to the body type to the attitude, she have trained herself to the extent which makes her character so convincing that you start seeing her as MC Mary. This role is going to be a career defining one for her, which she will have tough time matching up to. Priyanka Chopra stands proud as Mary Kom.

The technical crew did a tremendous job, cinematography by Keiko Nakahara was tightly shot matching up to Rob Miller’s action choreography, that was perfectly edited by the duo Rajesh G. Pandey & Sanjay Leela Bhansali. The score of the movie was by Shashi Shivamm who did a tremendous job in matching up to every mood of the flick “Ziddi Dil”, “Sukoon Mila” and “Salaam India” are my favorites, Salaam India is a very inspirational one so is Ziddi Dil.

We hardly get to see movies based on sports, this genre is something which packs in all the emotions together. Omung did a great job with this biopic by giving it a commercial treatment to match the mass audience. Priyanka’s on screen character transforms totally in to the real life personality of Mary Kom. The boxing scenes were quite underplayed could have shown more action giving the edge of seat experience, it may not be the best biopic to honor the legendary Mary Kom, but a good tribute to the person who won among all odds and became a world champion. It was a good touch in the end with the National Anthem which showed some unity inside the cinema hall, the moment it came on screen. Definitely worth a watch for Priyanka’s Knock-out dedication!!!

+’ – Neat direction with Outstanding performances.

-‘s – Underplayed boxing sequences.

Rating: 4/5.

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Priyanka Chopra's Mary Kom just became the IMCF's highest rated movie!!

This film is a treat in its own way, for sure.

Complete review at : http://www.imcf.in/2014/07/mary-kom-2014.html

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Film Type:
Feature Film
Language:
Hindi
Colour Info:
Color
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Stereoscopy:
No
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies)
Music Label: Zee Music
01 
02:26
Music Director: Shashi Suman
Lyricist: Prashant Ingole
Playback Singer: Vishal Dadlani
02 
02:26
Music Director: Shivamm Suman
Lyricist: Sandeep Singh
Playback Singer: Arijit Singh
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03:49
Music Director: Shashi Suman
Lyricist: Prashant Ingole
Playback Singer: Sunidhi Chauhan
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03:07
Music Director: Shashi Suman
Lyricist: Prashant Ingole
Playback Singer: Mohit Chauhan
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03:27
Music Director: Shashi Suman
Lyricist: Prashant Ingole
Playback Singer: Arijit Singh
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03:54
Music Director: Shivamm Suman
Lyricist: Sandeep Singh
Playback Singer: Vishal Dadlani, Salim Merchant
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02:33
Music Director: Shashi Suman
Lyricist: Sandeep Singh
Playback Singer: Priyanka Chopra
Trivia:
Priyanka Chopra fought with real boxers through the filming of the film.

To maintain the intensity required for the movie, it was shot in an extended shooting stints of more than 45 days, easily one of the longest ever. The cast and crew did everything possible to ensure that they brought out the life of 'Mary Kom' to light on the silver screen without any compromise.

To perfect the physicality and agility required to play the real-life Olympic medal-winning boxer, Priyanka had to undergo an elaborate 10 day long training session.
Filming Start Date:
12 Jun 2014
Filming End Date:
15 May 2014