Poorna marks the second directorial outing for Rahul Bose who conveys the story of an 8 year old girl becoming the youngest ever to climb Mt. Everest. The film also stars Rahul Bose in an important role while Aditi Inamdar plays the young girl.
Poorna marks the second directorial outing for Rahul Bose who conveys the story of an 8 year old girl becoming the youngest ever to climb Mt. Everest. The film also stars Rahul Bose in an important role while Aditi Inamdar plays the young girl. less
“Poorna is a story that needed to be told & it does fair justice to the subject!”
In the hands of a more experienced director this film could have turned out first rate. This film suffers from indifferent presentation inspite of having a strong script about the underdog conquering the invincible. Even a well made documentary by an established director could have been more interesting. The pace of the film is so slow and the unfolding so lazy that the viewer gets bored. Around the first one hour or so is focussed on the teenager's family life in the village with the poverty and child marriage in the background. Fair enough but the main issue of the mountaineering expedition picks up later and is shown in a perfunctory manner minus all the excitement that goes with it. Director Rahul Bose does not impress both in direction and acting as the mentor. The energy and enthusiasm required for the character was missing and hence what we see is not convincing. Why are both Rahul and Poorna shown so glum and sad throughout? The spirit of challenge and the daring required is not apparent anywhere in the film. The shots of mountaineering are too few and unexciting and do not make a lasting impression. I do not think the film can pass off as a commercial feature film. It is more of a not too well made documentary.