By Dharam Pal : Her passion for boxing took her to all corner of the worlad. Now Toronto awaits to be the latest addition in her long list of voyages with the world premiere of the inspirational biopic Mary Kom. The revolutionary true story, essayed by the national award winning actor Priyanka Chopra is all set to knock out the world arena on the opening night at the eminent Toronto International Film Festival 2014 to be held from September 4 to 14.
Most champions make their name, but she made history. Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Sanjay Leela Bhansali with debutant director Omung Kumar, Mary Kom is based on the true story of Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, India’s first female boxer who stood her ground against all odds. The creative rendition of this biographical reflects the journey of an individual who, at the peak of her boxing career, gave it up to embrace the joy of motherhood. Eventually, the world forgot boxer Mary Kom but the boxer never forgot her passion. After giving birth to two children, she returned to the ring and went on to become both, a stronger woman and an inimitable boxer.
The Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the most successful cinematic events in the world, universally regarded as an ideal platform to premiere films, screening more than 300 films from 60+ countries every September. Boasting a public eager for the best in contemporary film, as well as international attention from media, distributors, producers and buyers along with a galaxy of stars, the Toronto International Film Festival is considered the premiere film festival in North America.
According to Ajit Andhare, COO, Viacom18 Motion Pictures, “This is a landmark entry for VMP in the biggest film festival in North America. Mary Kom is the compelling story of India’s only Olympic woman boxer who fought against all odds winning not just championships but hearts of Indians the world over.”