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Rush  (2012 - Hindi)

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  • Rush Rush Rush… to the nearest ‘EXIT’ Door..

    Rush rating: 3 out of 10(Divya Solgama wrote on 25 Oct 2012)

    There is a particular breed of movies that features a greyish dark protagonist, usually dealing with something wrong or the other, with some foot tapping music, a couple of steamy love scenes and more - it has now come to be known as ‘Emraan hashmi style of Cinema’. But the best part is how we have seen Hashmi only evolve with every such film. The subjects are becoming darker, His character is becoming greyer, and the music is becoming more catchy and melodious followed by his brand of kissing scenes. But then there are some films where despite the presence of all these factors, one feels totally lost out. His recent films had both mixture of box office success and critical acclaim, and this week the dark horse comes back with a Dramatic Thriller – ‘Rush’. Let’s find out whether it will add to his successful run at the box office or will be critically acclaimed or might end up being a speed breaker.

    ‘Rush’ is the story of a Crime Reporter Sam {Emraan Hashmi} who loves to expose the reality and showcase it for his viewers. However, soon he ends up losing his job and is then approached by another crime-based channel’s hotshots {Neha Dhupia & Aditya Pancholi} who want him to take over the whole channel and make it numero uno with all fair and mean practices. What happens next is what the entire film is about.

    Story has some similarities with Amitabh Bachchan’s ‘Rann’ or Jeetendra’s ‘New Delhi’ where news are fabricated for personal gains. Still, the concept out here is more focused on its theme and has a neat message. However, as it has been realised time and again, message alone is not enough when you make a film, and one needs a properly structured screenplay with loads of positive happenings. Out here on positive ground, few scenes are good like Emraan taking Murli Sharma’s interview or Argument with his boss Sishir Sharma followed by Aditya Pancholi’s planning to make the channel No.1. But the negative ones are more with scenes like Cops interrogating Emraan, Sishir Sharma apologizing in front of TV channel, Ex Reporter warning Emraan, Neha Blackmailing Emraan, Murli’s change of heart, Introducing of new character towards the finale and the whole juvenile climax.
    The movie starts in a decent manner but then, back-to-back song sequences, followed by bad performances, unwanted scenes, abrupt jumps in screenplay, flat narration technique at many point and many more ruins the film totally. The writers end up making a whole mess of the film and nothing appeals once the movie enters its post-interval session. Camera work is nothing great. Editor has made plenty of abrupt cuts and at times has forgotten to do his job.

    Music by Pritam is mediocre, with ‘Dil To Hain Fukra’ being the only foot-tapping number and a melodious (although unwanted in the film) ‘Mumkin Nahin’. Rest all songs should have been omitted outright.

    Rush, which was supposed to be Director Shamim Desai’s debut, got stuck in the making after his demise and it shows in the film. There are plenty of jumps in the screenplay and right from the writers to the actors, everybody looks indifferent or plain disinterested it moves ahead. Still, he had a good concept with unique idea at its core which if properly executed could’ve resulted in a good crime-based thriller. Sadly this ends up as a hurried or must say ‘Rushed’ product even after being delayed for more than three years.

    Emraan Hashmi starts well with his style and character, but as the narrative moves ahead, he too looks lost at several places, hence detoriating his performance in a big level. Sagarika Ghatge looked fine in some scenes, but appeared bloated in many. Neha Dhupia has been seen in such roles plenty of times and hence fails to create any impact. Aditya Pancholi looks smashing but had nothing new to offer. Murli Sharma was fine, but his character was a little too unreal. Rahul Singh and Sishir Sharma were passable.

    So bol meri ‘Filmi Khopdi’ iss film mein kitna hain Dum?

    Dum hain only on a concept-level and towards the film’s beginning. But as the movie progresses, it ends up as a hotch-potch product, totally rushed and wasted. This is one of those Hashmi movies when even he would avoid rushing towards cinema hall and would pray that its forgotten soon enough by one and all. Those who might end up accidentally or unknowingly in the cinema hall, here’s a piece of advice – Rush Rush Rush to the nearest Exit Door.. Or better, save your money – rush away from the ticket counter.

    Ratings: 1.5/5

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