If you are not aware of the venerated Manipuri boxer Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom aka MC Mary Kom, then don`t boast of your ignorance. Kom`s amazing exploits certainly merit a feature film, given her inspiring journey from Kangathei, a small village in Manipur, to winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics in 2012. But art director Omung Kumar`s directorial debut isn`t the one to do justice to her many achievements.
Kumar and his writer Saiwyn Quadras have, unsurprisingly, taken many creative liberties in a bid to tell her tale engagingly. In this case, the decision to place emphasis on fiction over fact doesn`t work. If there is anything that we have learned about Kom through this biopic, it is that she uses Iodex to relieve her sore muscles after a hard workout. She enjoys Havmor ice-cream.