• Shubhra Gupta
    Shubhra Gupta
    Indian Express


    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.

  • Dhrubo Jyoti
    Dhrubo Jyoti
    Hindustan Times


    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.

  • Arnab Banerjee
    Arnab Banerjee
    Deccan Chronicle


    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…

  • Neil Soans
    Neil Soans
    Times Of India


    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.

  • Vishal Verma
    Vishal Verma


    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!

  • Subhash K Jha
    Subhash K Jha


    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.

  • Manisha Lakhe
    Manisha Lakhe


    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.

  • IndiaGlitz
    India Glitz


    ‘Poorna’ is a beautiful messaged based film which displays a real life heroic tale of a young girl from the rural parts of India.

  • IANS


    The film is a sincere attempt at recreating Poorna Malavath’s historic feat and conveying the message of empowering the girl child.

  • Murtaza Ali Khan
    Murtaza Ali Khan


    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.

  • Madhuri


    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!

  • As they say ‘Beauty lies in simplicity,’ Rahul Bose’s ‘Poorna’ is as simple as its characters and much more beautiful. With no big actors(except Rahul), quintessential acting and loads of motivational and inspirational stuff, the film is a must watch. You will surely not be disappointed with this one and will return home with a new perspective towards life.