While the family of Poorna Malavath, who became the world’s youngest girl to scale Mt Everest at the age of 13, reeled in the achievement, what came as a big surprise was Rahul Bose’s proposal to make the film Poorna, a biopic on her.
At a private screening of the film in Hyderabad on Friday, her family finally saw their Poorna’s life unfold on the big screen. The happiness on their faces was palpable.
“The world of films always felt unattainable to us. Tollywood itself seemed far away but her story went to Bollywood. With her story making it to the silver screen, the pride we feel for her has just multiplied,” shares her brother Naresh.
All this attention and adulation that Poorna has been receiving over the last few years have made her parents, Devi Das and Laxmi, take a firm decision — to never let her dream anything small!
“Our village Pakala is nearly 60 km from Nizamabad. When the team shot for a couple of days there, a lot of cars came to our village and outsiders thought that something big was happening at our place. Her dream is to join the IPS. I am sure she will achieve that,” says her father Devi Das.
Poorna’s mother doesn’t talk much and only gives a huge smile as we speak to her daughter. It’s evident that she’s proud too. “My mother won’t talk,” points out Poorna, as she adds, “This movie is one of the most exciting things in my life. In fact, there are certain moments I am waiting to watch on the screen — reaching the peak and then the training that I took for it. It wasn’t easy at all. I want to relive all that on the big screen.”
Poorna and her family had seen only the trailer of the film earlier. Apparently, Rahul wanted to keep the entire film a surprise for them. And watching the film wasn’t just an experience but a journey for this elated family....