Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Two Line Reviews - #284

Movie: Senna (2010)

Plot: A documentary featuring Ayrton Senna's scintillating and short-lived career in Formula 1 racing.

  • Appreciations aplenty for Asif Kapadia & Manish Pandey for bringing on to screen a brilliant version of probably the best F1 racer to have ever lived. Even with so much scope for making it a sympathetic tale of misfortune, they have stressed upon the brilliance of the Brazilian racer & have covered the inopportune moment only at the end.
  • The tussles of Senna with Alain Prost, the French Motorsport president, the heated conversations etc. were mind-boggling tapes; Eye-openers on the internal politics in F1!
  • His dramatic title snatches ( 89' Suzuka especially), manoeuvres and passionate views on racing were great to watch.
  • The patriotic Senna, living the role of a core inspiration for an economically battered Brazil, is an inspiring story in itself. That's what shakes you emotionally when the dark weekend at Imola is shown.
Ayrton Senna Immortalised! - by this meticulously made documentary feature.