Indian cricketers praises Rahul Bose’s directorial ‘Poorna’, a Biopic on Youngest Girl to scale Mt Everest

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Rahul Bose’s latest directorial “Poorna” – a biopic on a teenager who became the youngest girl in the world to scale the Mount Everest – has found fans in cricketers like Virat Kohli and Anil Kumble and many others.

ahul, who was last seen in “Dil Dhadakne Do”, will produced, directed and acted in “Poorna”.

Rahul Bose’s poorna

Malavath Poorna was just a usual name until May 25, 2014, when the girl hailing from a small village of Telangana climbed the Mount Everest creating history for being the youngest girl in the world to do so. The 13-year-old pitched India’s flag at 6 A.M. and made the country proud.

Rahul Bose will be essaying the role of Poorna’s father in the film – who according to Rahul is an inspiration to about 1000 kids in tribal schools and who Poorna calls her god.

After a special screening of the movie for Indian cricketers, the guests were all praise for the inspirational tale of real life star Poorna Malavath, a 13-year-old girl from Telangana who created history on May 25, 2014, by scaling the highest mountain peak.

poorna special screening

Kumble and Kohli, along with Sanjay Bangar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik, Cheteshwar Pujara, Umesh Yadav, Abhinav Mukund, Karun Nayar, Lokesh Rahul, Wriddhiman Saha, R. Shridhar, Patrick Farhat, Anil Patel, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav caught the film on Sunday at 7:30 PM in Hinjawadi Multiplex, Pune read a statement.

Terming it a “special film”, Kohli said: “We all were very moved by it, and there’s so much to learn from the film as well… It teaches us a lot things — if we believe in something, it can be achieved and there has to be a bigger reason behind it.”

Virat also praises the movie on social media account Twitter. He wrote “Last night we saw @PoornaTheFilm, and must I say its an inspirational story for everyone. Hats off!!”

Kumble found it “inspirational” and described it as a “wonderfully documented story”, while Karthik felt touched by the story.

“I hope a lot of people watch this movie because it’s not just inspiring for a sportsman, it’s inspiring for everybody. Like the title goes ‘Ladkiyan kuchh bhi kar sakti hai’, it’s a wonderfully put movie. A lot of people can draw a lot of inspiration from the movie,” Karthik said.

 Pujara said a huge learning from the film is that “age is just a number”. “Once you aspire for something, you can always achieve it,” he said.

Other cricketers also congratulate Rahul Boss and praises the film.

The girl playing the titular role – Aditi Inamdar—hails also hails from Telangana. She was reportedly chosen among 109 other girls who auditioned for the flick. The film was shot in Poorna’s village for 11 days.