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Emraan Hashmi is the spine of Rush, playing a journalist who gets sucked into his ambitious boss's ring of crime. He speaks a lot, delivers a decent performance, even kisses and manages to scrape through. So does the film itself, with moments that are gripping few and far in between.
|Star-Cast: Emraan Hashmi, Sagarika Ghatge, Neha Dhupia, Aditya Pancholi|
|Director: Priyanka Desai, Shamin Desai|
|Producer: Percept Picture Company|
|Duration: 2 hrs 1 min|
A stark look TV journalism, Rush is a story of how news channels have stopped waiting for news to happen and instead opting to make news themselves. Adtiya Pancholi plays a media barron who kills people as if they were flies all for the sake of breaking news. Emraan Hashmi , his reporter, is sucked into this web of generated crime along with Aditya's right hand person Neha Dhupia who takes a shine to the earnest reporter.
The movie has an interesting plot line, but doesn't manage to make for some engaging cinema. There are interesting chases and action sequences that grip your attention, but the very next scenes get so preachy and verbose that you are put off. Much like the news channels the film is talking about, there is a lot of shoo shaa but very less atcually being revealed either as a comment on the industry or even as a story per se.
Neha Dhupia is glamorous and plays her part decently well. Aditya is hilarious as the boss and one just cannot take his role seriously. Emraan does his best to push his own boundaries, the push though is too subtle to actually register. Passable music, some good action and a yawn worthy time is had by all. Watch it if you have to.
Verdict: The film has its moments but never takes off completely