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  • surprisingly not just about brawn

    Ameet Bhuvan (2,108 DM Points)

    Desimartini | Updated - September 20, 2013 12:32 PM IST
    3.6DM (354 ratings)

    Verdict - The thrill of races combined with some cerebral moments, this one packs a punch

    RushWatch trailerRelease date : September 20, 2013

    A typical moto sport film more often than not is all about style and brawn. The most stylised larger than life genre of films, Rush comes from a lineage that has mostly been about flashy men showing off their rough and tough sides, fake positioning and loads of petrol being burnt on the tarmac.

    Surprisingly, Rush has all of that, and some solid material to appeal to those inclined towards something with gravitas. It is a pleasant race to the finish that entertains and makes you think.

    Chronicling the famous rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda, particularly in the Formula one world championship of 1976, Rush delves deeper into the psyche of these two rivals, stark opposites of each other in their style, thinking and temparament. Hunt is the rockstar party animal whose looks and manner spell super stardom and panache, typically associated with the sport. Lauda on the other hand is the analytical sportaman who does not just believe in pumping up the gas but actually soaking in the bigger picture and strategise with minimal risks. Both Hemsworth and Daniel get under the skins of their respective characters, giving us more than just cardboard good looking sportsmen on screen.

    Infact a lot of the movie actually slickly combines a big ticket production house sensiilities with those of an indie film where emotions, psyhces and relationship dynamics are explored in the background of fast cars and races. An attempt, successful one at that, is made to take a look at the underlying tensions and pressures of the sportsmen's lives, both from their perosnal follies and choices, as well as those airisng from the nature of the sport itself and all the associated hullaballu.

    Rush takes its time to get in to the act though, with the first half hour or so coming across as incoherent and trying too hard. Yet , it then picks up threads and pace, moulding gradually into a coherent seamless analysis of the two lead characters and their impact on teh sport as well as vice a versa. Take this adrenaline rush without fail, it is a wonderful way to start a good weekend of cinema at the big screen.

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    Rated 3.5September 20, 2013

    surprisingly not just about brawn

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