I’ve been following the Formula 1 races for almost a couple of years now and every time during a Live telecast, when the camera view changes from normal camera to the car camera, with the rivals chasing each other at a speed of 320+ KMPH, creates an exhilarating rush of adrenalin inside me. Now imagine a movie on the world famous rivalry of two of the best drivers from early 70’s – James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl) – on a 70mm screen with cut throat competition between them to become the best driver in the world. It’s totally amazing watch more than the racing it’s the story which appeals to you big time as both the guys are exactly opposite of each other but the movie is made in such a way that there is no villain. Hunt is a brash young Briton with a tendency to vomit before every race, while the Austrian Niki is a cool, calculating technical genius who relies on precision. We actually started with loving Niki (On Screen) initially and then our loyalty shifted during the course of the movie to James Hunt and one final time it goes back to almost both of them. If you ask me – both were the winners in their own rights. Superb Story followed by aptly cast, damn good background score and some amazing races thrown in. Even the real time Niki Lauda “non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1” was surprisingly pleased with the overall look of the film. He was quoted as saying: “When I saw it the first time I was impressed. There was no Hollywood changes or things changed a little bit Hollywood-like. It is very accurate. And this really surprised me very positively”. If you like thrillers that too based on real life stories – you are going to love this one, even otherwise it’s something which should never be missed by any movie lover. I will definitely give it a good 4/5 with a must watch recommendation.
Rush (2013) – Thriller