Movie Review: Rush (2012)

Users Rating: [ratings] ★★★☆☆
Box Office: Disaster

Directed by the late Shamin Desai, Rush is based on media and crime.The story follows media, politics, crime and sex at the point of life and death. Samar Grover (Emraan Hashmi) is a struggling news reporter. Even though his talk show is at the pinnacle of success, his personal life has turned upside down due to problems with his wife (Sagarika Ghatge). Seeing no way out, he accepts an assignment offered by a dynamic media tycoon named Lisa (Neha Dhupia), which he believes can make him millions. However, along with Lisa, one of India’s most richest man, Roger Khanna (Aditya Pancholi), together play a game on Samar, which plunges him into a vortex of violence in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Beneath the veneer of glamour, money, power and the enviable life of media, lays a truth that is at once unbelievable and shocking.


Good Reviews  |  Average Reviews  |  Bad Reviews
Positive Reviews
3.0 “Rush has the bone though not enough meat to make for a juicy fare on the excesses of television journalism.”
NDTV Movies
Average Reviews
Negative Reviews
2.0 “t could’ve been an interesting take on ambition and aspiration, but it comes across as a half-baked product.”
Bollywood Hungama
1.5 “Even if you are a fan of Emraan Hashmi, the wise thing to do would be to give Rush a miss.”
1.5 “This one seems to be set in an alternate universe, where laws and police don’t exist, and television ratings rule the world.”
Daily Bhaskar
1.5 “Watch it only if you are an Emraan Hashmi fan.”
1.0 “Emraan Hashmi’s Rush doesn’t get it right.”

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