Mary Kom punches out a trailer!

[adrotate banner=”1″]The full trailer for Mary Kom has been released. Priyanka Chopra plays the Olympic boxer in this biopic, which looks to follow all of the usual sports underdog stories tropes, except with the undercurrent of women fighting back against bad men in the wake of far far too many rapes in India. MC Mary Kom herself helps trains women in self defense, and hopefully films like these help inspire more women to stand up for themselves.

Despite not being subtitled, it still looks like it will a good time, one of those sports films where you cheer along with the audience. There is even the required training while in nature sequence that Rocky IV has made mandatory! But will there be a robot? I’m planning on adding it to my ever-growing too-watch list. Which means I will see it. Sometime.

Mary Kom is directed by Omung Kumar, and it releases September 5th in India. See some posters tweeted out by Priyanka Chopra here!

Priyanka Chopra is Mary Kom in Mary Kom!

[adrotate banner=”1″]Priyanka Chopra has tweeted out photos of her upcoming biopic about MC Mary Kom, the Olympic boxer who won a bronze medal in 2012. Mary Kom is directed by Omung Kumar. The film looks interesting not just because it’s a film about a physically strong female character played by an actress who had to bulk up the muscles for the role, but because of what else Priyanka Chopra did for the role. Because Mary Kom is from the northeastern state of Manipur and Priyanka Chopra is Punjabi, Chopra is sporting eyelid makeup to give her a more slanted eye look. That sort of makeup would be frowned upon intently in America, but doesn’t seem to be as big of a deal in India. At least, Mary Kom and Piryanka Chopra are hanging out and there doesn’t seem to be a big deal. Priyanka Chopra is a bankable actress, which is the main reason she’s starring and not a talented northeastern actress.

That aside, the posters look fun, so hopefully this turns out to be pretty decent. Mary Kom is awesome, and currently is heading up female fighting clubs to teach women self-defense in the wake of the rash of high-profile sexual violence in India.

via Priyanka Chopra

Mary Kom poster

Mary Kom poster