• Poorna

    Directed by Rahul Bose
    India | 96 minutes | World Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Poorna

    Directed by Rahul Bose
    India | 96 minutes | World Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Poorna

    Directed by Rahul Bose
    India | 96 minutes | World Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • Poorna

    Directed by Rahul Bose
    India | 96 minutes | World Premiere | World Cinema Now

On May 25th, 2014, 13-year-old Malavath Poorna became the youngest woman to scale Everest. An adivasi (indigenous) teen, Poorna was selected as a champion of welfare schools, and Rahul Bose puts her accomplishment in the context of female empowerment while delivering the spectacle you would expect.

Schedule

January 6, 2017 3:30 PM Mary Pickford Theater Tickets not available
January 13, 2017 10:00 AM Camelot Theatres Tickets not available
January 15, 2017 4:00 PM Mary Pickford Theater Tickets not available
January 16, 2017 10:30 AM Camelot Theatres Tickets not available

film synopsis

Actor Rahul Bose gets behind the camera for the first time since his 2002 directorial debut Everybody Says I'm Fine! with this compelling and visually breathtaking drama taken from real life. On May 25, 2014, 13-year-old Malavath Poorna became the youngest woman ever to scale the heights of Mount Everest. An adivasi (indigenous) teen from southern India, Poorna comes from a very poor background but had the good fortune to attend a welfare school, escaping the fate of most girls of her class ("I'm a Power Girl, not a poor girl," is her personal refrain.)  Selected as a symbol of the welfare school system, her accomplishment is nevertheless hard-won, through a grueling training regimen and by overcoming personal obstacles.

Bose, who essays the role of Poorna's mentor RS Praveen Kumar, takes us from Poorna's decidedly flat tribal village to the heights of Everest, captured here with vivid subjective camerawork. His charting of Poorna's growing strength and confidence is as inspiring as the spectacular vistas from the summit. 

film details

Country: India
Year: 2017
Running Time: 96 minutes
Premier Status: World Premiere
Language: Hindi
Subtitles: Yes
Director: Rahul Bose
Producers: Rahul Bose, Amit Patni, Benaifer Malandkar
Principal Cast: Aditi Inamdar, Rahul Bose, S. Mariya, Dhritiman Chaterji, Manoj Kumar
Cinematographers: Subhransu Kumar Das
Editor: Manan Ashwin Mehta
Music: Salim-Sulaiman
Screenwriter: Shreyosi Dev Varma, Prashant Pandey

guests in attendance

Rahul Bose – Director (January 6 only)

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