Friday, 31st March 4:00 PM IST
POORNA Has An Impressive Narrative
The storyline, which needed to be told.
Execution of the story.
Watchit for the performances.
Rahul Bose returns to direction after 15 years with ‘Poorna’, amovie about the titular mountaineer’s journey from a remote village to theHimalayas. And the movie is worth only for these two – Rahul Bose and child actressAditi Inamdar.
Rahul Bose’s movie tells agreat story, as one can expect after watching the trailer. However, by mixingdrama with art, he is unable to reach the heights he should have.
Aditi is good with her performance. Rahul Bose himself isbrilliant, but his presence has somehow overshadowed the otherwise impressivenarrative.
The story is what allof you need to hear, but the screenplay is a huge disappointment. A mix ofHindi and Telugu dialogues work well for the film’s setting. Editing is belowpar, but the background score truly scores. In a movie that shouldn’t havesongs and is forced to, it is all a big waste.
The cinematographer might not have had to put in a lot of effort becauseof the locations, but it looks like they barely took any effort.
Director Rahul Bose could have turned the film into a much betterand appreciated story, had he not tried to force various masala elements in theotherwise off-beat art film. The first half of the movie has some powerfulscenes which shouldn’t be missed, but otherwise, there is not much hope fromthis one.
The film released today and will barely be able to pick up. It will not earn at the Box Office and will flop.