• Mary Kom plays out as a simple, unpretentious tale that picks up and dramatises important incidents from the champion’s life. The frenzy and excitement of a Raging Bull or Million Dollar Baby may not be there. However, the essential message speaks out loud.

  • Pratim D Gupta
    Pratim D Gupta


    This is clearly a eulogy to one of India’s greatest sporting heroes and even though the biopic only swims on the surface, mainstream Indian cinema has put the spotlight on a person from the so-called wrong gender, hailing from the so-called wrong region, playing the so-called wrong sport. And that’s reason enough to award the gold to Mary Kom.

  • Sachin Chatte
    Sachin Chatte
    The Navhind Times


    All the blemishes apart Mary Kom is still an exceptional story of an underdog who achieved what she set out to and for that, it is worth a watch.

  • 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.

  • Anupama Chopra
    Anupama Chopra
    Hindustan Times


    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?

  • JPN


    “Mary Kom” is a motivational masterpiece. From first frame to last it grips your senses and irrigates the parched corridors of your heart like very few biopics in recent times. Kumar weaves seamlessly in and out of Mary’s remarkable life creating a work that is as dramatic as Mehboob Khan’s “Mother India” and as inspiring as Richard Attenborough’s “Gandhi”.

  • Anindita Dev
    Anindita Dev
    Zee News


    You can go back home basking in pride knowing about ‘Magnificient’ Mary and only wish the country would be more supportive to these superstars who are fighting against all odds, to make India proud.

    An extra star for the fighting spirit of Priyanka Chopra as MC Mary Kom.

  • Mary Kom is an inspirational biopic from the first frame till the end. Omung Kumar has no doubt weaved the story so well that every person who watches this film will for sure get inspired.
    Priyanka Chopra’s masterclass performance goes without saying. Overall this awe strucking journey of MC Kom is all about getting inspired. There are no negatives which can be pointed out as a negative.

  • 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.

  • Rohit Vats
    Rohit Vats
    Hindustan Times


    …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.

  • Priyanka Chopra rises above a generic script, predictable treatment and an extremely manipulative narrative.

  • Anuj Kumar
    Anuj Kumar
    The Hindu


    If the ring side view is all you want, there is enough to keep you engaged. The moments between Mary and her father and the unsaid chemistry between Onler and Mary are moving largely due to Priyanka, who is the tour de force of this loosely assembled vehicle.

  • Tanaya Ramyani
    Tanaya Ramyani


    Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom resonates the story of a true champion – Mary Kom. Watch the film to know more about the world champion. Even though the film does justice to Mary Kom only halfway through, watch the film for Priyanka Chopra’s acting prowess. This lady can sure knock you off. There are real hardcore punching and training sessions, which might inspire you to head towards the gym asap.

  • The film is about the triumph of a person who makes it against all odds. Mary Kom is an important film that’s hugely inspiring. But more importantly, it’s also great fun to watch. Book your tickets, I say!

  • Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta
    Komal Nahta's Blog


    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.

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

  • So, would I take my kids to the theater to watch this one? Unlikely, will certainly not make extra effort. But would want them to watch it when it’s on TV, just to see the power of strong will. Fortunately or unfortunately, it’s not for the cinema, it’s for the real-life person who deserved a film about her life.

  • Prathna Tiwari
    Prathna Tiwari


    On the whole Omung’s debut as a biopic was a quite the challenging task but he handles the genre reasonably well. As with any biopic great casting means half the job may just be done and in this case getting Priyanka right is what made the film work.

  • Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life
    Bollywood Life


    Box your way to the nearest theatre if you have to because PC has won our gold medal for this one!

  • Suhani Singh
    Suhani Singh
    India Today


    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.

  • Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    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.

  • Sarita Tanwar
    Sarita Tanwar
    DNA India


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

  • 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.

  • Daily Bhaskar
    Daily Bhaskar
    Daily Bhaskar


    Don’t expect realistic cinema here. It’s a commercial film, and there are many differences between what has been shown about Mary Kom’s life and what actually happened. Watch it for Priyanka Chopra.

  • 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.

  • There are certain ‘sugar free’ and ‘iodex’ moments which punch huge holes in the screenplay. Producers will have to be wary of such impediments. If you believe in the subject, produce it with passion; don’t make a joke of it by making it an opportunity to promote products.

    I doff my hat to Mary Kom the boxer; she deserves every bit of recognition coming her way.

  • …this film still moves and inspires you enough. You would still root for Mary Kom as she enters the ring. But that’s primarily because Priyanka Chopra brings that aggression into the character. No this is not quite the biopic that Mary Kom deserves. Yet, I would urge you to watch it. For the ones who seek to understand the champion pugilist better, just read her book!

  • Sometimes we watch films to feel inspired, since there is such little in our lives that make us feel the same way. There is enough exhilarating drama in Mary’s life. I’m glad the filmmakers kind of play it straight. The story of Magnificient Mary is still being told. She is currently aiming for gold in the next Olympics. Her story so far should certainly be watched!

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    Without any iota of doubt ‘Mary Kom’ is Priyanka Chopra’s best act ever, her exceptional act in the movie does more than make you think about boxing as a sport and women as sports person, it makes you see it to believe them and respect them.

  • All this film needed was a bit more guts to chart its own path with Mary Kom herself as an inspiration. But sadly, they chose to play to the gallery instead. Mary and Priyanka deserved a better film.

  • All I cared about till the end was how the woman was ducking, weaving, bouncing and punching, without knowing much about the sport’s nuances. So despite all the Northeast claptrap and the thoughtless film-making, Priyanka Chopra makes Mary Kom worth watching.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Remember how Shah Rukh Khan and his girls evoked a strong sense of patriotism with ‘Chak De India’, well, that’s unfortunately absent in this sporting movie. For a five-time world boxing champion, Mary Kom surely deserved a far more imposing Bollywood tribute.

  • Rachit Gupta
    Rachit Gupta


    For the average multiplex viewer Mary Kom could be a wry affair. No songs, no action, sparse boxing scenes… but there is the occasional punchy dialogue and PC’s heroics. Might not be the bout everyone’s looking for. But hats off to MC Mary Kom. If anyone deserved a special place in celluloid it’s this awesome champion.

  • Rahul Desai
    Rahul Desai
    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. I’d settle for an engaging documentary on the same, or better still, footage of her fights-and let the mere mental awareness of her struggles add to the gravity of battle.

  • Mary Kom is just the kind of tribute fans would have wished to give to the Olympic medalist. It’s a sure shot winner.

  • Kusumita Das
    Kusumita Das
    Deccan Chronicle


    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.

  • Watch Mary Kom if you are a Priyanka Chopra fan but if you are looking for some bloody boxing action, then you may be disappointed.

  • Meena Iyer
    Meena Iyer
    Times Of India


    …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.

  • Koel Purie
    Koel Purie
    India Today


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

  • Rohit Khilnani
    Rohit Khilnani
    India Today


    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

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    Mary Kom is a motivational masterpiece. From first frame to last it grips your senses and irrigates the parched corridors of your heart like very few bio-pics in recent times. Debutant director Omang Kumarweaves seamlessly in and out of Ms Kom’s remarkable life creating a work that is as dramatic as Mehboob’s Mother India and as inspiring as Attenborough’s Gandhi.

    Priyanka Chopra’s powerhouse performance knocks the breath out of our solar plexus .She yet again proves herself the best actress of her generation.

  • Mary Kom may not be the most brilliantly designed movie but it has its heart at the right place. It may not entertain you in the most exciting or thrilling way, but the earnest performances from the actors and the sincerity shown by director Omang Kumar with his craft of direction and storytelling definitely calls for a deserving round of applause.

  • Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom is a bland film that quickly becomes boring because there’s no tension in the story. But it has Priyanka Chopra. That was enough for those who financed the film because they believe that’s all you, the audience, want. Perhaps it will be enough for you too, but if you’re interested in Kom’s real story, read Unbreakable.

  • 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.