Mary Kom - Preview

wogma rating: The keen should rent; else TV (?)
quick review:

Over-dramatized. Over-fictionalized. Over-commercialized. Too episodic. An inspiring story nevertheless.



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There is most likely only one kind of story where I don't mind commercial elements being added in the name of appealing to a bigger crowd - real life stories that ought to be known by every child in the country. I would rather it not be done, but if adding a touch of glamor is what it takes for my kids to take interest and be inspired by a hard-working lady boxer, then that's what it takes.

It is interesting to see Omung Kumar, who has been art director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali films as director. Considering the film's texture doesn't look anything like a SLB film, Omung Kumar's style is intriguing. It looks raw and real. And so do the actors.

For all the criticism lashed upon Priyanka Chopra, I think she has the skill to bring alive a character without reminding us of Priyanka Chopra. The trailer surely points to more of that from her, especially when she is playing the non-dramatized bits.

Given the liberty of dramatizing the events, I am all set to watch Mary Kom take on the big screen. A story I want to hear. Just don't take me for granted please.

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