“Poorna” is the biopic of Poorna Malavath, a girl from Telangana who became the world’s youngest girl to climb Mount Everest on May 25, 2014.
Rahul Bose, director of the film, has made an inspiring and motivational film on the journey of Poorna who created history by becoming the world’s youngest person, at just 13, to scale the highest peak in the world.
As soon as Rahul came to know about the story he got goosebumps and was shocked to know the reality that a 13-year-old girl with such poor background could achieved such feat and he knew he had to show the world the struggle she went through to make our country proud and to prove that girls indeed can do anything.
In his recent interview with Jaby Koay, Rahul mentioned how difficult it was for Poorna to complete the expedition, not just physically but mentally as well.
While Poorna was on her way to create the world record of climbing the Mount Everest she saw 6 dead bodies of people on her way up, the landmark where many mountaineers lost their lives on their way to the top.
When asked Rahul he said, “She has the eyes of the 200 years old, she’s seen 6 people died on her way up. The bodies are still there. They are like markers. She saw 6 dead bodies at 8000 meters plus when all you want to do is lie down and sleep, and you see these dead bodies and you know you still have 300 meters to go which is another 6 hours. She has all the infectious enthusiasm of a teenager.”