Two Formula-One contenders racing head to head for their lives in a highly piercing drama built with fast cars and hot girls was "Rush".
Based upon the real life incidents of two amazing individuals, Rush depicts the lives of James Hunt and Niki Lauda, the world champions in Formula-One conspicuously known as the bitter rivals on the race track. The pain and exertion they've gone into in a certain period of time, taking inspiration from each other portrays the main plot.
James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) is a veteran and a well reputed racer amongst others carrying a playboy image with his devil-may-care attitude. He likes taking risks and never steps back for anything. Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) is a rookie who likes to be anti-social in the society and is a complete scholar from the mechanics to the race-tracks and fascinates people with his accurate and incredible skills.
Contracted with over 6 years in each others lives, Rush dwells deep into the characters of Hunt and Lauda which makes the story more gripping and makes you feel more about these two characters. The passion and the desire to achieve what they want to, really blends well with perfect pace and no-nonsense sequences in equidistant.
Director Ron Howard displayed the movie with great emotional values. Even though the focal point is about racing, Howard described the whole thing in a dramatic way with brilliant performances in the most part. Exhibiting the terrifying accidents that happen on the race track, Howard was confident in his approach and was not withdrawn in any aspects.
Accompanied with Peter Morgan in the writing department, Howard didn't disappoint the viewer and made it more considerate for him to watch. Filled with some great camera work and tremendous score from Hans Zimmer, Rush was extremely exciting and responsive from start to finish.
The performances from the two leads were remarkable and promising. The distinct characters and thoughts they both shared on screen added the extra bit of strength to the movie which was quite needed. The on-screen chemistry beteeen Hemsworth and Bruhl worked out really well which was quite exciting to watch.
To conclude, Rush is a well made movie with the performances as its main strength, directing a biopic was never an easy task to deal with, but Howard does it with great ease portraying the characters with intense drama which was never dragged to any extent. I strongly recommend you to check it out even if you're not a F1 fan. Indeed one of the best movie I've seen this year.
My Rating - 4/5
Grade - A (The best one around)
-By Surya Komal aka KM