‘Mary Kom’, a motivational masterpiece

Priyanka crooned lullaby for 'Mary Kom'Film: “Mary Kom”; Cast: Priyanka Chopra, Darshan Kumar, Zachary Coffin, Robin Das, Shakti Singh; Director: Omung Kumar; Rating: *****

Movie Timing

*APSARA AUDI1– 10:00 AM, 01:00 PM, 4:00 PM, 7:00 PM.
Fri-Sat-Sun (9.00 PM show is also available)

*WAVE CINEMAS: 09:45 AM, 10:15 AM, 12:15 PM, 12:45 PM, 02:45 PM, 03:15 PM, 05:15 PM, 05:45 PM, 07:45 PM, 08:15 PM, 10:15 PM, 10:45 PM

*INDIRA AUDI-1:  -10:30 A.M.,12.50 P.M.,03:10 P.M., 05.30 P.M., 07:50 P.M, 10:10 P.M.
INDIRA AUDI2 -9:45 A.M., 12.05 P.M., 02:25 P.M., 4.45 P.M., 07:05 P.M., 09:25 P.M.
INDIRAAUDI-3:  – 02.45 P.M.

*K C THEATRE AUDI1: 10:00 AM, 12:40 PM, 03:40 PM, 6:40 PM, 09:15 PM.


It’s that life-defining moment when a character on screen transforms totally into a real life personality. We’ve seen Seema Biswas, Ben Kingsley and Farhan Akhtar metamorphose into real life characters in front of our bewildered eyes.

Now it is Priyanka Chopra. She virtually transforms her physicality before entering the spirit and the soul of boxing champ Mary Kom (MC).

And what a grand entry!

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Priyanka as the gritty volatile boxer from Manipur who won’t take no for an answer, even from god. Penetrating a male domain like boxing in a gender-defying swoop, Priyanka’s MC takes us on a voyage of self-discovery where a plucky poor girl from rural Manipur goes right to the Olympics. It’s an incredible story filled with sound and fury signifying something deep and seductive, just waiting to be told.

Hats off to debutant director Omung Kumar for bringing us one of the most inspiring biopics to have ever reached the silver screen.

“Mujhe bronze pasand nahin aata,” barks MC’s coach. As we see Mary’s dreams come true in front of our eyes, we know she was born to win.

The narrative has a soaring quality and texture. It simply takes off with scarcely any room for breathing space. The breathless quality of storytelling goes well with the protagonist’s stormy mercurial nature.

As MC’ story unravels in a flashback we meet a woman who is not affected by gender rules and discrimination that governs our society.

“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”.

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

Hereafter there will be an eternal confusion about whose face goes on the hoardings announcing Mary Kom’s boxing events.

PC or MC?

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