Poorna is a 2017 Indian Hindi language biographical adventure film directed by Rahul Bose. The film stars himself with Aditi Inamdar as Malavath Poorna, the youngest girl to climb Mount Everest. The film released in India on 31 March 2017 to positive reviews. The film was screened at the 2017 Palm Springs International Film Festival where it was nominated on the festival’s list of “30 Best Feature Films”.
Poorna Malavath (Aditi Inamdar) belongs to a Telugu speaking tribal family in Pakala, Nizamabad district in the Telangana state of India. Her parents (mother Lakshmi and father Devidas) are farm labourers. She joins the State Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society for her education. Her talent is spotted by the un-corrupt secretary of the Society Dr R.S. Praveen Kumar (Rahul Bose). The chief minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy (Harsha Vardhan) authorises her for Operation Everest along with a Dalit mountaineer, Sandhanapalli Anand Kumar (Manoj Kumar). In preparation for climbing Mount Everest headed by Coach Shekhar Babu (Gyanendra Tripathi) and Colonel Khan (Arif Zakaria), she treks to mountains of Ladakh and Darjeeling. On 25 May 2014, Poorna scales the highest peak of Mount Everest and, aged 13 years and 11 months, becomes the youngest girl in the world to have reached the summit of Everest.
Aditi Inamdar as Poorna
Rahul Bose as Dr. R.S. Praveen Kumar
Heeba Shah as Meena Gupta
Dhritiman Chatterjee as Alexander
S. Mariya as Priya
Harsha Vardhan as N. Kiran Kumar Reddy
Gyanendra Tripathi as Shekhar Babu
Manoj Kumar as Anand
Dr. Rayala Harischandra as Priya’s father
Lakshmi Kola as Poorna’s mother
Arif Zakaria as Colonel Khan
D.Raju as Poorna’s sister’s husband
Appaji Ambarisha Darbha as Teacher