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Rush

Posted in Cinema, DVD, English, Reviews, Uncategorized by Suganth on August 7, 2014

Tightly edited and shot, Rush is a heart-stopping, heart warming drama on how intense competition can push individuals to greater glory

​In 2010, Asif Kapadia’s masterful documentary Senna gave us a peek into the world of Formula One and one of the sub-plots in it was the Brazillian champ’s rivalry with Alain Prost. In Rush, written by Peter Morgan, Ron Howard gives us an equally terrific film revolving around one of F1’s earliest legendary duels, between Niki Lauda and James Hunt. The German Lauda is a focused no-nonsense person with icy cool while the equally skilled Hunt, a Brit, is his exact opposite — carefree and flamboyant. The film largely takes place during the 1976 F1 championship when their rivalry challenged each other to perform better. In the earlier races, Hunt has several mechanical problems and Lauda establishes a comfortable lead but a crucial race, taking place in bad weather, ends up as a disaster as he is grievously injured. And, it is only the contest with Hunt that motivates him and puts him on the road to both recovery and racing. Tightly edited and shot, Rush is a heart-stopping, heart warming drama on how intense competition can push individuals to greater glory.

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