Poorna
A story that needs to be told.
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Poorna

Telugu, Hindi
BiographyDrama
31 Mar, 2017
1 hrs 45 mins
87%
2,637 votes
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SYNOPSIS
A Telugu girl from a remote village undergoes training to climb Mount Everest and after a lot of struggle successfully reaches the highest peak of Mount Everest, becoming one of the youngest girls to do so.
Verdict- Poorna's inspirational story will touch your heart. Gone are the days of mushy movies Bollywood was once known for. The audience demands a solid script and nothing works as good as movies based on a true event. Not only does the audience instantly connect to it but it also tends to leave a long-lasting []... ...Read full review
Returning to a directorial capacity after 16 years, Rahul Bose recognizes the beauty in simplicity and uses it to the film`s advantage. Grounded performances combined with stirring music elevate this relatively straightforward tale, making it essential viewing not only for the young Indian woman, but for anyone looking to scale great heights against all odds. ...Read full review
Asked why he wished to climb the Everest, mountaineer George Mallory famously said, "Because it`s there!" Well. That`s a good enough reason to watch this film too. ...Read full review
Poorna is well intentioned and but in its hunt for ticket revenues and be palatable for a Hindi-speaking city audience, it sabotages what could have been a great film. Watch it strictly for the newbies. ...Read full review
Poornas triumphant ascent to the snowy peak is left to the final moments in the film. Bose chooses silences and quiet interludes over booming background music to highlight these bits, and its a wise choice. Because while Mount Everest may be the reward, its Poornas journey overcoming poverty and patriarchy to find her wings that the film is actually about. ...Read full review

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