The biopic featuring Priyanka Chopra Jonas as six – time World Amateur Boxing Champion Mary Kom was released on 5th September 8 years ago. The movie based on the Manipuri boxer was a huge hit and an inspiration to many.
The director Omung Kumar took to instagram earlier today to post about the same with the caption “My first directorial film ‘MARY KOM’. Thank you everyone who made this possible. This movie will always remain special to me.”
The movie had a great impact on the Indian audience and received multiple prestigious awards. It also went on to become the first Hindi language film to be featured on the opening night of the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival of 2014. The movie also managed to gross about 104 crores in box office revenues despite being made at only 18 crores. The movie makers put in a lot of dedication to make and produce this fantastic movie.
Director Omung Kumar brought in a real-life Olympics coach to choreograph the matches to bring realism to the movie. Quantico actress Priyanka Chopra studied the boxer quite zealously, visited her hometown Imphal multiple times to understand and learn about the boxer, took up intense training for the sport and even sparred with real boxers for the movie instead of stunt doubles making this one of her most difficult yet most gratifying movies to watch. She presented us with a breathtaking performance of Mary Kom not just bringing forth the boxer’s life but also the struggles women face in sports and other aspects of life.