Sixteen years after directing his first film, Rahul Bose returns to the director’s chair with a true tale of courage and willpower. The trailer starts off by showing the life of Poorna Malavath, a 13-year old girl who comes from a very humble background and a regressive one at that.
The story takes a turn when she runs away from her house and joins a rock climbing club, where Rahul Bose is the coach.
She turns out to be a pro at mountaineering and her coach encourages her to conquer Mount Everest. How he faces several obstacles on the way and how he succeeds in helping Poorna become the youngest girl to climb the Mount Everest, forms the crux of the trailer and I think of the film as well.
It’s a perfect underdog story that, if executed well, will surely resonate with the audience. There is a dialogue in the trailer that goes, “We all know you have a weakness for underdogs.” That is true with general public around the world too. I mean who doesn’t like a perfect underdog story.
The trailer, however reminds of several other films in this genre, mainly last year’s Manoj Bajpayee starrer Budhia Singh- Born To Run, Shah Rukh Khan starrer Chak De! India etc.
As mentioned above, it all depends on the way Rahul Bose executes the film. Considering his debut was a brilliant Everybody Says I’m Fine, I don’t doubt it.
Written by Prashant Pandey and Shreya Dev Varma, the film features Aditi Inamdar as Poorna along with Rahul Bose, Heeba Shah, Dhritiman Chatterjee etc.
The music is by Tanuj Tiku while Subhransu Das is the DOP and Manan Mehta is the editor.
Poorna is due for release on 31st March.