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Mary Kom

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Critic Rating

6.2

46 Reviews
33 Ratings
64%
in favor

Audience Rating

7.7
1 Review
10 Ratings

Movie Info

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Language

Hindi

Synopsis

A simple girl from Manipur named Mary Kom harbors the dream of being a successful boxer and represent her country in the world championship. But her dreams come at a price, as she is faced with social prejudice and financial woes. Watch as Mary Kom works hard with her coach, and transforms her dreams into reality, ultimately winning several medals and putting India on the global map.Wikipedia

Mary Kom Reviews

5

It's perfectly watchable, but never great like it should've been.

Shubhra Gupta
Indian Express

5

Priyanka Chopra does a good job...What it gets right is the kind of churlishness and mean-minded partisanship Indian sporting federations are beset by : the men ( and they are overwhelmingly men) who run it are not oriented towards the benefit of the players.

Anupama Chopra
Hindustan Times

6

Despite its flaws, though, Mary Kom is a worthy attempt. The film has sincerity and has been crafted with care. Apart from Mary herself, it gives us a terrific male role model — Onler, who encouraged Mary to return to boxing while he looked after their twin sons. Has anyone given that man a medal?

Rohit Vats
Hindustan Times

5

...is made for whistles and some quick money...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.

Kusumita Das
Deccan Chronicle

5

The performances from the lead pair largely fill the gaps in the story telling, but then a biopic relies heavily on the director’s craft, which in this case fails to impress. There are flashes of brilliance, yes, but on the whole Mary Kom fails to dazzle.

I would have liked if the film didn't so shamelessly exploit my patriotic sentiments to afford it respect in its final scene. I would have liked something much more than this mediocre account of a magnificent reality.

9

Exquisite work from director Omung Kumar, who seems to have found his groove with his very first movie.Only time will tell if the movie will be a hit or a flop but Priyanka has surely emerged as a better boxer.

The question is: should you watch Mary Kom? You should, the simple reason being that we owe it to the pugilist who has gone where few Indians have ever gone – to the pinnacle of her sport – and stayed there long enough not to be remembered as a flash in the pan.

Meena Iyer
Times Of India

7

...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.

Just like “Bhaag Milkha Bhaag”, “Mary Kom” neglects the sport at the centre of the story and resorts to cheap tricks. Mary Kom is a travesty of a movie because it misses an opportunity to tell a great story, and dumbs it down to such an extent that every nuance, every bit of context and every bit of truth is obliterated.

Sarita Tanwar
DNA India

6

Watch the film for PC. She packs a punch. A performance like that deserves to be seen.

Rohit Khilnani
India Today

5

Mary Kom's story is a great one and we all know that. The film falls short in doing justice to Magnificent Mary. Mary Kom is strictly average

5

The cinema child inside me was bruised that I could not bring myself to like Mary Kom. As a woman, I deeply respect her and draw inspiration from her. But the film that was aspiring to reach her story to millions falls prey to mawkish ways that tells a half baked, semi-impactful, immature story that doesn’t allow you to empathize,feel for or connect with the subject they are paying tribute to. The film was a business vehicle that was made to draw money than to create good cinema for posterity sake.

Suhani Singh
India Today

4

For a sports biopic running at what seems a reasonable length of 2 hours 3 mins, there're innumerable moments of restlessness in the film. Mary Kom doesn't have enough to pack a punch.

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India Today

7

What Mary Kom lacks in craft makes up for in soul...

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.

Audience Reviews for Mary Kom

  • Sandeep Gupta
    Sandeep Gupta
    94 reviews
    Top Reviewer
    7

    MY REVIEW: Nice Punches but should have Knocked You Out!!

    Mary Kom. The biopic on five times world champion lady boxer Mary Kom is like watching a boxing game that does have some nice punches but fails to knock you out completely at the end.

    The true story has great potential where Mary Kom fights her father in the name of love for boxing, finds a father like coach to take her to places in boxing, gets married, has twin sons, has a husband who is her biggest fan, husband pushes her to go into the boxing ring again and she re-writes the history. Priyanka Chopra does a terrific job as Mary Kom. She is in full form whether as a boxer or as a mother or as a lover.

    What movie lacks is one adrenaline rushing song and some nail biting boxing game barring the last one. Movies ticks of all aspects of a struggle of a player but fails to raise the dramatic tension. The relationship with her coach or her husband is handled well but does not come across as core strength of the movie.

    I am gong with good 7 out of 10 for Mary Kom. It is no Chak De India or Bhaag Milkha Bhaag but it deserves a watch for its intent and Priyanka Chopra.

    September 15, 14