Mary Kom (2014) Hindi Movie Review | 32 Critic Reviews | Priyanka Chopra

cast:

Priyanka Chopra, Darshan Kumaar, Rajni Basumatary,  Danny Denzongpa, Minakkshi Kalitaa, Zachary Coffin, Shishir Sharma

Mary Kom (2014) Posterdirection:

Omung Kumar

story:

Saiwyn Quadras

screenplay:

Saiwyn Quadras

dialogue:

Karan Singh Rathore, Ramendra Vashishth

cinematography:

Keiko Nakahara

music:

Rohit Kulkarni

produced by:

Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Viacom18

weird aggregate rating Mary Kom 5.9/10language:

Hindi

genre:

Action, Drama

release date:

5-September-2014
run time:
124 Minutes


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  •  Bollywood Hungama -Taran Adarsh Rating-8
Bollywood has over the years been known for its commercial 'masala' films, however, every once in a while, the industry also gives birth to films that tell the real life stories which touch your heart and soul. While the former gets many takers, the latter is fast becoming popular.

  •  Times of India -Meena Iyer Rating-7
When adapted for the big screen, a biopic has to tread its own path. Debutant director Omung Kumar's Mary Kom is based on the incidents in the life of MC Mary Kom (Priyanka Chopra), India's most high-profile female pugilist between the years 1991-2007. The film has been shot for the
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  •  Bollywood Life -Srishti Dixit Rating-8
I was slightly alarmed when I heard about Mary Kom’s run-time being a little over two hours. To package a living person’s story convincingly in that short duration seemed like a Herculean task to me. But as I walked out of the theatre I realised that I had under estimated Omung Kumar’s

  •  India Today -Rohit Khilnani Rating-5
Mary Kom is a biographical sports film based on the life of Indian boxer MC Mary Kom also known as Magnificent Mary. There was never a doubt that her story needs to be told. It indeed is an inspiring one. Omung Kumar tries hard to recreate it on celluloid.Mary Kom's father is against

  •  India Today -Koel Purie Rating-7
I woke up this morning still thinking about Mary Kom the woman, the Champion, the inspirer who achieved all she did on "Kela and Chai". Of course, all of us know about petite Mary's magnificence, of her incredible struggles, of her defiance of stereotypes and of her disregard for the

  •  Gulf News -Manjusha Radhakrishnan Rating-7
Priyanka Chopra isn’t scared to look ordinary or battered for her art’s sake. Her role in the award-winning Barfi!, in which she played the adorable-but-mousy Jhilmil, or her role as a disturbed model in Fashion, earned her that badge of honour.So you are slightly taken aback when you watch

  •  Mumbai Mirror -Rahul Desai Rating-4
Mary Kom, directed by Omung Kumar, is a fiercely melodramatic representation of a life too large, multilayered and complex, to be effective in 120 screen minutes. It is an impassioned biopic-powered by an energetic actor (Chopra) who leaves nothing to chance or imagination.

  •  ABP News -Mayank Shekhar Rating-6
By now ‘Bollywood-ise’ ought to be a word in the Indian dictionary. There are multiple possible definitions of that word. To me, it roughly means making a larger-than-life song and dance out of any subject in order to “entertain” the masses, as it were. My biggest fear before getting into

  •  Deccan Chronicle -Kusumita Das Rating-5
Biopics are always tricky. They follow a predictable graph, telling the story of a legend that has already been much talked about. How then to still tell a story and make it count? There’s no doubt Magnificent Mary’s story needed to be told. A girl from a forgotten village in Manipur,

  •  Book My Show -Tanaya Ramyani Rating-7
Based on the life of five-time world boxing champion MC Mary Kom, Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom does punch hard, but somehow misses the right spot. MC Mary Kom (Priyanka​ Chopra) is strong, indomitable and madly in love with boxing. From a small village in Manipur, Kangathei,

  •  Rediff -Laxmi Negi Rating-9
How many times has a movie touched people in a way that they cried with the characters and rejoiced with their victories? And how many times do they recite the national anthem when the athlete wins yet another gold medal, the country's flag goes up in the stadium and makes the

  •  India Today -Suhani Singh Rating-4
If you are not aware of the venerated Manipuri boxer Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom aka MC Mary Kom, then don't boast of your ignorance. Kom's amazing exploits certainly merit a feature film, given her inspiring journey from Kangathei, a small village in Manipur,

  •  Hindustan Times -Rohit Vats Rating-5
There is no doubt that MC Mary Kom is among one of the finest sports persons India has ever produced, and her achievements can be chronicled on celluloid, but are we ready to visualise a girl from a poor Manipuri village as it is? Director Omung Kumar’s Mary Kom is a highly fictionalised

  •  Mid Day -Shubha Shetty Saha Rating-6
Mangte Chungneijang Kom, better known as Mary Kom, the gutsy boxer from a remote corner of Manipur, who made her way to the Olympics with merely the power of her passion for the sport, is definitely worthy of a biopic full of reverence. But alas, ironically, debut director Omung

  •  Koimoi -Mohar Basu Rating-5
In a scene in the film, Mary’s baby pees on an old paper clipping that was a glimpse of her former glory. In one scene minus any words, the heart wrenching moving story of Mary Kom was conveyed with such brutal conviction. It takes that little to create an impact.

  •  Masala.com -Lokesh Dharmani Rating-5
The last time Sanjay Leela Bhansali cast Priyanka Chopra in a film, she was seen swaying and swinging like a ribbon as she danced to Ram chahe Leela Chahe. From gorgeous to gritty, from sensuous to scarred, Priyanka takes a full U-turn and plays the titular role in the much-talked

  •  Indiaglitz -Vishal Verma Rating-8
A searing, powerful and magnificently motivating on screen inspiration on the life, incidents and spirit of India’s boxing pride Mary Kom- five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali ‘Mary Kom’ by debutant director Omung Kumar

  •  NDTV -Saibal Chatterjee Rating-5
The obviously questionable casting of Priyanka Chopra as the lead actress and the choice of the principal shooting locations (Manali, Dharamshala, et al) are the least of the numerous glaring problems that mar first-time director Omung Kumar’s well-intentioned but excessively effusive Mary Kom.

  •  Indian Express -Shubhra Gupta Rating-5
A biopic which starts with the caveat `based on the life incidents of’ immediately makes you suspicious. Why not just say : `based on the life of’? Is it because too many cinematic liberties have been taken in the telling? In other words, is ‘Mary Kom’ really the story of Mangte

  •  Glamsham -Martin D'Souza Rating-6
Part of the reason why this movie might not make an epic impact like CHAK DE, BHAAG MILKHA BHAAG or even PAAN SINGH TOMAR is for the simple reason that a biopic on Mary Kom the boxer is too early in the day. The lady is just 31 years old. Nevertheless [having said that] the

  •  DNA -Sarita Tanwar Rating-6
My favourite thing about the film is the genre. Sports, more than biopic. There are so few sports films made here (Chak De! Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Hip Hip Hooray), and I think it should be applauded and encouraged. We celebrate American sports films based on real people

  •  Now Running -Noyon Jyoti Parasara Rating-5
I am delighted. What I have been so long upset about turns out to be least of the problems in Mary Kom. I have had many arguments in the recent past over why casting Priyanka Chopra as Mary Kom is a casting disaster. Funnily enough, it is Priyanka who saves this movie, pulls it out of

  •  Rediff -Sukanya Verma Rating-4
Look at it from any angle and it's an inspiring story of an individual overcoming a series of odds to triumph.Hailing from an underprivileged background of India's most neglected regions, wanting to excel in a sport considered inappropriate for women by her prejudiced

  •  Zee News -Anindita Dev Rating-6
No other Bollywood actress other than Priyanka Chopra could have fit the character of Mary Kom. After watching the movie, that's the only thing that will cross your mind. `Mary Kom` directed by Omung Kumar is a tribute to the living legend MC Mary Kom. The biopic which traces the

  •  Moviez Adda -Divya Solgama Rating-6
This movie has some good punchy moments with a fantastic performance by Priyanka Chopra. Also, it's not a bad film, but fails to create the magic which was created by 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag'. 'Mary Kom' is no where close to 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' nor the daredevil efforts of the real life

  •  CNN-IBN -Rajeev Masand Rating-5
In one scene in Mary Kom, Priyanka Chopra, playing the titular boxer, has just received a letter in the mail with promising news. Too excited to wait till her husband is out of the shower, she relays the information to him even as he cranks open the bathroom door a little, still dripping wet,

  •  Hindustan Times -Anupama Chopra Rating-6
There’s been a lot of chatter about debutant director Omung Kumar’s decision to cast a glamorous Bollywood star who looks nothing like the actual Mary. This could have gone horribly wrong, but Priyanka meets the challenge head-on. Her shoulders and arms are sculpted to look lethal.

  •  Deccan Herald -Angel Rani Rating-6
“I lub boxing.” That’s reason enough for Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom to rush through her morning chores — which includes milking a cow — and run to her “coach sir”. She is a rookie with gloves. But no, punches are not new. She has planted plenty of them on village boys who act smart.

  •  India Today -Vinayak Chakravorty Rating-4
Mary Kom deserved better than this. As a sporting icon, as an Indian woman - the two traits this self-proclaimed biopic overtly harps on to serve mediocre melodrama. Mary Kom deserved much more than a Bollywood load of tripe that manipulates every reality of her life to turn her story

  •  India Today -Saurabh Dwivedi Rating-5
Once a boxing champion, Mary Kom, hailing from Manipur, is busy bringing up her twins. At one stage of her life she may have been left trembling with anger because when she went looking for a job, she was offered the post of a havaldar. She grabs her file of important papers,

  •  India Today -Faheem Ruhani Rating-5
Last year the biopic on legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag made everyone a more aware than what they already knew about the sportsman. Today, art director Omung Kumar in his directorial debut captures the life of five times world champion boxer Mary Kom

  •  Yahoo Movies -Rummana Ahmed Rating-8
First things first, loud applause for debutant director Omung Kumar – attempting a biopic on a boxing champion most of us had never heard of before her Summer Olympics bronze medal is worth plaudits. Then again, you can see why Kumar chose Kom as his subject – her life reads

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Ratings Breakdown-

Rating scale - Out of 10
Weird Aggregate Rating(WAR) - 5.9/10 (32 reviews)
Male critics - 5.4 (15)
Female critcs - 6.2 (17)
Highest Rating - 9.0 (1)
Least Rating - 4.0 (4)
Most Given Rating - 5.0 (11)

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5.9/10 rating from
Reviews: 32.