Top reasons to watch ‘Mary Kom’


The Priyanka Chopra starrer biopic on the five time world champion M C Mary Kom finally released on 5th September. This much awaited film has already stirred enough interest among the movie goers and had its fair share of controversies. There are thousand reasons to watch the film but those that come to the mind on top are as mentioned below.

M C Mary Kom

Are you wary about the far fetched stories that Bollywood churns out? For a change ‘Mary Kom’ is based on a true story. However, truth is stranger than fiction and this true story will even put a Bollywood masala story to shame. ‘Mary Kom’ is a story of struggle and triumph over immense odds. Mary comes from under developed state of Manipur where even the basic amenities are not properly available. She took up a sport which was never thought to be proper for a woman. Instead of these she went on to become the world boxing champion for five times. What a feast! It is a story that just cannot be missed.

Priyanka Chopra

Our very own Piggy Chops have done a wonderful job in the film. She learnt Manipuri and even met and stayed with Mary Kom to learn about her way of life. She learnt basics of boxing and underwent heavy physical exercise regimen to realistically portray the role. Her rugged looks were stunning in the posters. Initially there was controversy about casting of Priyanka in the role, as it was said that a north-easterner should have been cast in the role due to facial similarities. Therefore it would be interesting to watch how Priyanka silences her critics with her performance.

Film belongs to the sports genre

Films like ‘Chak De! India’ and ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ opened up a new genre for Hindi movies. The sports genre is a refreshing change from the run of the mill love, romane and action Bollywood flicks. You can expect new ideas and a fresh treatment that is refreshingly different from your regular experience.

See the north eastern India

The film ‘Mary Kom’ is set on the back drop of the north eastern state of Manipur and provides a glimpse to the rich culture and beautiful landscapes of the state. Hindi movies have introduced us to the different scenic locations of the world for past few decades, now it is time that we discovered the beauties hidden inside our vast nation.


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