Tue, 18 Jun, 2024

Feel the Thrill, Watch "Everest"

By Ashmita Kunwar

Picture Courtesy: Ashmita Kunwar

An electrifying, heartbreaking movie “Everest” remembers the real life incident that took place on May 10-11 on 1996 when eight mountaineers lost their lives on the way to Mount Everest. It reflects the effort, the battle the climbers had to fight against the force of mother nature to survive.

The movie is directed by Baltasar Kormakur. Baltasar has not focused on a specific story about any single climber, but it describes the journey to the Everest of the team. It is not about a person, but it is about a team with their own story behind them. Every one of them had their own reason for climbing the Everest. One of the female climbers, Yasuko Namba, wanted to reach the top of the Everest because she had previously climbed seven other mountains and she wanted to make it her eighth. She eventually makes it her eighth mountain, but unfortunately dies while returning. Everyone dreams to reach the top of the world, but not everyone is able to make their dream come true. Battlefield that leads you to the Everest is not an easy battle to get over. The movie is composed in such a way that we can feel the pain, the effort to survive against the freezing temperature, and the snowy storm.

“Everest” from my perspective has paid full attention to the actors and their role; they are perfect. The movie has 3D imaginary. “3D gives a clear and an almost real view of the snowy slopes and the hills, and hence results in goosebumps,” one of my friends who had watched it in movie hall had said. The movie is full of emotions, which makes you cry - I remember the incident when one climber, before dying on the mountain, talks on the phone with his pregnant wife, who is waiting for him to return home.

Reading a review is not a way to feel Everest. It is not possible to express the real feeling of the movie. Once you watch the movie you will love every part of it. I would like to recommend it to those who have not watched it; find few hours to watch Everest. If possible, go to a movie hall and enjoy it in 3D rather than watching it in your home. Otherwise, you might regret it as I did (since I watched it on my laptop).