New large format film ‘Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk’ launched at Science City, Kolkata

23 July,2015

New Large Format Film ‘Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk’ was launched today in the Space Theatre of Science City, Kolkata which is the first and largest of its kind in India. Shri G.S. Rautela, Director General, National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) briefed about the film. Shri A. D. Choudhury, Director, Science City said - ‘Large screen projection has remained popular and ideal format for immersive experience and we are committed to provide edutainment through these scientific films’. He further added - ‘Since its inception in 1997, more than six and half million people have watched different large format films. This is a unique facility in Kolkata and we are thankful to the people of Kolkata for making it a popular choice’.

The present film ADRENALINE RUSH takes a look at the world of Skydiving and Base-jumping. While providing breathtaking views of Skydiving over the Florida keys, the Mojave deserts and in the magnificent fjords of Norway, this giant screen experience the psychological and physiological forces behind risk taking and the physics involved in these activities. In doing so it also shows us how risk taking is part of everyday life.

The film explores the innards of risk taking in a wide and spectacular way. From the "explosive" science and entrepreneurship of Alfred Nobel to a schoolboy’s first day in class, from the boldness and determination of Henry Ford to the shy but affectionate sentiment of a teen for another, ADRENALINE RUSH brings us on a journey in the multidimensional world of risk, a world where progress of humankind or personal accomplishment aren’t necessarily related to the scope or the nature of the endeavor.

ADRENALINE RUSH also teaches us that humanity can benefit from the unexpected and combined efforts of two very different risk takers whose minds meet across half a millennium and across the boundaries of the Old and New Worlds, as we witness the experiment of Leonardo Da Vinci’s notorious parachute by Adrian Nicholas, world’s most respected skydiver and inventor in his own right, monitored closely by Salford scientists who seek answers on critical and life pertaining matters. Incidentally, ADRENALINE RUSH doesn’t hesitate to explain scientific concepts in simple words.

From the soaring and breathtaking cliffs of Norway to the calm and inspiring immensity of the Mojave Desert, from Thomas Edison’s laboratory to a simple American schoolyard, ADRENALINE RUSH is more than a thrilling visual experience, it’s an invitation to explore our inner selves and a statement that there is no such thing as having little courage.

The film will be open to the public from 24th July 2015 for the next six months in daily seven shows in English, Hindi and Bengali. Show timings are available on the website of Science City and will also be updated on the official Facebook and Twitter page of Science City, Kolkata.