1. The recognitions
Mary Kom has been awarded with many awards from 2001. In 2004, she won the Arjuna Award for boxing in and then in 2009 won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. She has also been awarded the Padma Shree in 2006. The Manipur government has decided to name the road lining the Manipur Sports Village as Mary Kom road and has made Mary Kom the Additional Superintendent of Police.
2. London Olympics
She was the only Indian female boxer to be added in the 2012 Summery Olympics after qualifying for the AIBA world Women’s Boxing Championship in 2002.
3. The school dropout
This world renowned boxer was a school dropout. Mary Kom failed to clear her ninth grade exams at Adimjati High School.
4. Dingko Singh
Mary Kom’s inspiration came from Dingko Singh who also hails from Manipur.
5. The Academy
Mary Kom went on to found her own boxing academy after winning the world championship five times called as MC Mary Kom Boxing Academy.
Mary Kom’s biopic is also all set to hit the theatres. Omung Kumar is making his directorial debut with a biopic on Indian woman boxer Mary Kom. The film ‘Mary Kom‘, which is set for a release on September 5, is a biopic on Olympic bronze medallist and five-time World Champion MC Mary Kom. “The film is the first of its kind being made in Bollywood… I did not think of the film as a risk. Biopics work because it is zero-to-hero story. The emotions run high.. It is a huge pull for anyone. It is not that I made this film after seeing ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’. I had the idea much before it was made,” director Omung said.”I started this film three and half years back before any film on sports (biopic films) was made. We had started researching on Mary Kom. We had spoken to her three and half years back about this project. Then I approached Sanjay Leela Bhansali (producer) and Priyanka Chopra and things fell in place. It may be a trend now,” he added.
The biopic of the female boxer MC Mary Kom has been doing the buzz lately. The Olympic bronze medalist has been an inspiration to the world of women power and dignity. She stunned everybody with her game, struggle and victory in the Olympic 2012. She is a five-time World Boxing champion, and the only woman boxer to have won a medal in each one of the six world championships. Her achievement also amazed director Omang Kumar and Bollywood’s diva Priyanka Chopra to make a biopic on the boxer’s life starring Piggie Chops in the lead role.
The trailer of the biopic titled Mary Kom Movie is finally out. It is directed by Omung Kumar, produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and starring Priyanka. The film Mary Kom is to have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival. Priyanka Chopra looks pretty convincing and impressive as a boxer. She doesn’t look Manipuri but has almost perfected the Manipuri accent which is really complimenting. Ajit Andhare, COO Viacom 18, seemed over whelmed with the response and quoting his happiness he said, “We’re thrilled with the astounding response to the poster and teaser which we had titled ‘Mary Kom Punch’ these have set us up very well for the trailer, which will be out later this week. We’ve titled the trailer ‘Mary Kom knock-out’”. The director also seemed very pleased and stated “After a long time there has been a frenzy of this sort surrounding the release of a poster. It felt good to hear all the fabulous comments. We had to live up to people’s expectations with the teaser also. I think we succeeded in doing so. Now we have the trailer coming up. I am very excited. It’s been a long wait for me. I can finally showcase my work to the world.” Well yes, the poster is really striking and bold. Priyanka Chopra looks astonishingly stormy, fierce and tempestuous. She remarkably resembles the boxer. The color of the poster, her expressions and not to forget Priyanka’s cuts and pumped up biceps…Totally Striking.
The movie is scheduled to come out on 2nd October, 2014.