Everest (2015)

Posted: December 27, 2016 in Hollywood

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This is based on a true story. I often wonder what makes a person to give up the comfort of family life back home in a developed country to take up the challenge of a perilous journey to scale Mt. Everest, unarguably one of the toughest feat to accomplish in this world. As one of the character in the film says “It is the desire to see what no man has seen.”

The film follows a group of intrepid mountaineers who gets together in 1996 from different countries to scale the highest peak in the world. This is not a film for the faint-hearted and highlights the arduous battle in the task.

Right from an initial month of training at base camp to acclimatize with the prevalent weather conditions to the other difficulties that greet the challenge seekers, the film effectively depicts the sorrowful and triumphant moments quite realistically.

A few questions couldn’t escape my observations though. The team of risk takers were mostly White men and women. Why were there no one from India and China, the two Nations that when combined comprises half of humanity? Why can’t Bollywood with multi crore budget never made such films that celebrate the adventurous streak in man?

There’s brief cameos by well-known Hollywood actors like Robin Wright and Kiera Knightley. Jason Clarke & Jake Gyllenhaal featured among the cast.

Rating: 4 out of 5


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