Mary Kom Trailer with English Subtitles

If you actually do a quick google search for Mary Kom, you kinda get why people would be upset Priyanka Chopra is playing her. “They look nothing alike!” issues aside, the movie looks good.

Look! India got Gulaab Gang, Queen, Bobby Jasoos [1]… and it’s getting Mardaani [1] and Mary Kom to wrap this 2014! But instead of fans celebrating that Madhuri, Juhi, Kangana, Vidya, Rani and Priyanka are doing movies that might make good numbers or not, they’re all fighting each other calling each other’s fandom biases names. There’s not even witty name-calling, they just go for the old-fashioned “fat and old” or the very number-obsessed “what a flop actress!” xD

I may not make the cut in Priyanka’s Top10M fans; her very-acclaimed performance in Fashion, I thought was poor. Hated it, it’s my least liked Madhur Bhandarkar movie, so I’ve done nearly the impossible to avoid her in romantic comedies (and music videos), because there’s no mutual idol-fan feels. It’s never going to happen between us, but I do give her credit for Barfi!, and she was okay in 7 Khoon Maaf.

Priyanka is doing an effort here.


Mary Kom is a Sanjay Leela Bhansali-produced film based on the life of five-time World Amateur champion Indian boxer Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom from the very remote district of Manipur, the only woman to have won a medal in each one of the six box world championships.

Mary Kom is set to premiere commercially on September 5th, but it’s set to have its world premiere a day before at the Toronto Film Festival [1]. There’s also supposed to be two cuts of the film for Indian and International audiences [1], but I’m uncertain how that would work out for the flow of the film.


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