written by Souranath Banerjee
My Ratings: 4/5.
The film Everest is much more than just another disaster film. It’s about nature, it’s about human empathy, it’s about experiencing the impossible.
Many people (including me) prefer mountains than the oceans. But only a handful have the courage and the potential to trek 29,029 ft above sea level and conquer the highest peak of the world – Mount Everest!
And this film Everest is about such a group of enthusiastic mountaineers who dared to touch the summit; for them it was a dream come true.
But they must remember the one uncomfortable truth before starting their ambitious climb – ‘The last word belongs to the mountain!’
Everest is based on several books including Jon Krakauer’s ‘Into Thin Air’ and Lou Kasischke’s ‘After the Wind’; these are memoirs inspired from the true story of the 1996 Mt. Everest disaster. Even many survival’s interviews were taken as reference for this film.
A film that breathtakingly captures not only the grandeur of nature but also it’s unpredictable monstrosity.
The focus of the film is on a group of professional trekkers teamed up under the supervision of their expedition leader Rob Hall (Jason Clarke) with the sole intention of climbing to the top – Mt.Everest.
The film follows their journey and perfectly captures the dramatic moments (both the joy and the tragedy) and narrates a heart felt humane story of compassion, benevolence and courage.
And each of them have perfectly played their characters and contributed to this thrilling adventurous drama.
Salvatore Totino have done wonders with the camera and make you experience the majestic Himalayas like never before.
A film that respects nature and also the desire of men/women to conquer it.
The only sad part about Everest is that the film is promoted as a ‘disaster-film’ from the start and that somehow makes you anticipate a tragic ending.
But i still recommend this film to those who are fond of nature and adventure; a good watch for the majority 99.99 % of people who will never get a chance to actually climb Mt.Everest – for us this is the closest experience possible to be on the top of the world.
And for the remaining .01% who are planning to take the big hike, you too watch Everest because at the end of the day the film is all about your passion for trekking the impossibles!