“Mary Kom”, the biographical film on the five-time World Amateur Boxing champion from Manipur MC Mary Kom will be released on 5th September 2014 in cinemas. The film Mary Kom is directed by Omung Kumar and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Famous Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra is playing the key role of Mary Kom.
The movie begins in earnest by showing an incident that builds her interest in self-defence before showing her first interaction with a boxing gymnasium and coach and her entry into boxing. The movie then tells the story of her initial training, her struggle with a new sport, her immense dedication and will, her passion, while at the same time showing the immense struggle of balancing the needs of home and boxing and the additional sacrifices that she had to make to pay for her classes and equipment, all in the context of the poverty that was a constant in her early life. The story shows how the country writes her off and the pressures on her and her family to have her quit. And then it is shown how she makes a comeback and wins accolades, along with taking care of family and children.
Other actors are Darshan Kumaar, Sunil Thapa, Minakkshi Kalitaa, Zachary Coffin, Shishir Sharma, Kenny Basumatary and Rajni Basumatary. Music is composed by Shashi – Shivamm.
Related: Watch Mary Kom- Official Trailer
Incidentally, She is the only Indian woman boxer to have qualified for the 2012 Summer Olympics, competing in the flyweight (51 kg) category and winning the bronze medal. She has also been ranked as No. 4 AIBA World Women’s Ranking Flyweight category. Mary Kom was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2013.