When I started watching I thought it was just a Formula 1 race movie. But it is not. The film was based on the real events. And it was about the rivalry between two passionate car drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt in Formula 1 racing. Hans Zimmer made his mark on the movie with outstanding background score.
The rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt on the track was truly inspirational. Both started their career with difficulties. Niki stood against parents' wish to see himself as a businessman. And he loaned from bank and payed to team to become a member of BRM. but with his expertise on the car mechanics and driving capabilities, he signed with Ferrari. And on the other side, James Hunt was blessed with the team he has who bought one Formula 1 car, Hesketh. But later he moved to McLaren in the dramatic conditions.
The weather conditions were terrible in German just before the race begun and the circuit had many turns, and it was very hard to drive. Since, it was last in the year, and crucial they went for voting whether to continue race or not. And with the support from Hunt, the race begun. Niki Lauda, who resisted to stop the race met with accident there and burnt partially.
While he was in the hospital, he recovered by watching his rival victories. That made him fast recovery than possible. He was passionate about the game and at the same time he was ready to prove under extremely difficult situations. With that inspiration, he got into the track and stood 4th in his comeback race, but wins every heart out there. We should appreciate Erlene, wife of Niki. She stood with Niki at the worst situations he ever faced. Hatsoff to her.
- Hans Zimmer soundtracks are awesome, and the music hold your nerve to see what happened.
- James hunt beat a reporter when he commented on Niki's face.
- Niki exits from Japanese Grand prix where James Hunt emerges as a champion with determined and daring driving to win the championship
- The conversations between Niki and Hunt, especially the last one.
One way or the other, movies based on real life incidents are really makes you think at difficult times.
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