Poorna: Courage Has No Limit Reviews
Fairytales do come true and the story of Poorna Malavath is the proof. Her biopic, directed by Rahul bose, does justice to the extraordinary story of a 13-year-old tribal girl climbing Mt Everest.
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.
There are no digressions here to blend jaw-dropping footage of the attempt to climb Mt. Everest with a dramatic back story to reach the summit. And thank God for that! Bose tells the perilous story of Poorna without clutter and focuses on human endurance and dilemma. Viewers would instantly empathise with her. The only negative aspect could be the simplistic dialogues that make most characters one-dimensional.
This movie is a perfect example of a city-bred director scanning our heartlands, and instead of taking in all the complexity, all the denseness, stopping to ask himself, "What are the corrections I can highlight in these lives, and how do I stitch together a narrative around these corrections?"
It is a rare Hindi film that travels to the heart of rural landscape...
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.
At best, Poorna should have been a short film that tells us an inspiring story. Not a must-watch as a feature film.
POORNA is a story that needs to be told. The movie upholds the power of will, determination and confidence that can make you scale the highest peak, it's a small little motivating gem recommended for those who look for some meaning in their life and cinema.
Bose made his directorial debut with a reasonably fine, 'Everybody Says I'm Fine' (2001), a seriously upper-class South Bombay English movie with a touch of magic realism. This one could have well been in Telugu. It may be diametrically opposite to his debut. But delivered with much subtly, empathy, and remarkable restraint. Or as they say, on the Internet, delivered #LikeABose!
Take a bow, Mr Bose. Poorna is not just a tale of the triumph of the human spirit. We all have a Poorna inside us waiting to conquer our own Everest.
The film handles that with reverence and sensitivity while addressing it’s additional motive: to deliver a message about realising dreams, maximising opportunities, encouraging the marginalised to break out of community constraints and caste shackles.
Poorna is the story of Poorna Malavath, who at 13 years became the youngest girl to climb Mount Everest. Although the story is inspiring, the telling of the tale is tedious.
'Poorna' is a beautiful messaged based film which displays a real life heroic tale of a young girl from the rural parts of India.
The film is a sincere attempt at recreating Poorna Malavath's historic feat and conveying the message of empowering the girl child.
Barring minor flaws, Poorna has all the makings of a film that’s both entertaining and thought-provoking. Now it remains to be seen how well the audience receives it.
Poorna has its heart in the right place. It's like that comfort food which warms you up on days when things go low. Go for it if you are looking out for some extraordinary stories of ordinary people!
Audience Reviews for Poorna: Courage Has No Limit
It's no problem even if you don't watch this film. But to know the dynamic story, you must watch it. And why you must? Because it's an efficient film. This affectionate-for-entertainment directorial by Rahul Bose is a beautiful, catchy film which gets most of itself very right: the local culture of the underdog tribal girl, the mentor Praveen and the success coming with fully-fledged nationalism without any chest-thumping- all these things make Poorna a memorable film. Watch it in parts, or only the parts- but make time for it. I'm going with 3.5 stars and sure that it is one of the best of the year.
best : acting ( lead ) , story
weakness : Loopholes in plot , much commercial taste ( at times )