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Movie review: 'Poorna' is a cinematic masterpiece beyond reviews
Poorna Malavath, a 13-year-old tribal girl from Telengana had become the youngest girl to climb Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Rahul Bose's second directorial venture 'Poorna' is a biopic based on the life of the young climber.

It is not for the first time that a women-centric biopic has been made in Bollywood. We have seen "Dangal" very recently and "Neerja" some time last year and "Mary Kom" a few years back. But then, Poorna begs to be different in every aspect. Neither in real nor in reel, is there any glamour quotient involved. The film is 145 minutes of real-life accounts from the young girl's life which are a treat to watch and also convincing at the same time.

Poorna is perhaps one of the finest films made in Bollywood. Rahul Bose's direction is flawlessly as well as authentic. What is also admirable is that the director has chosen a simple way of storytelling. The script is very well written by Prashant Pandey of "Rakhta Charitra" fame. Cinematography by Subhranshu Das is awesome and infew scenes during the film you will feel as if you are watching a big-budget Hollywood action thriller.

Aditi Inamdar has done complete justice to her title role of Poorna. According to Rahul, she was chosen by him after short listing 109 girls and Aditi proved her range. It's also be correct to mention that Rahul moulded her as required for the role. Although Dhritiman Chatterjee and Heeba Shah as bureaucrats could have been better, but Bose himself has delivered a stellar performance as an IPS officer.

As Rahul Bose is a sincere filmmaker who looks after every minuscule detail in his works, music has always been his priority. In his debut film he had given the responsibility of music to tabla maestro Zakir Hussain. But this time he has paired with Salim-Sulaiman, his close friends of many years. The duo has created magic through their tunes while Amitabh Bhattacharya just bettered his previous best.

Poorna is basically a biopic which also has dual layers of gender equality and women empowerment. The story unfolds subtlety meandering along with the protagonist's experiences of triumphs achieved through sheer will-power. The film proves that 'courage has no limit' really and deserves a standing ovation. "Poorna" is a must-watch, and a film which cannot be bound by ratings. Watch it to just inspire yourself.

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