'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' marks Madhavan's directorial debut
'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' marks Madhavan's directorial debut
Sakshi Tickoo
'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' marks Madhavan's directorial debut
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'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' marks Madhavan's directorial debut

New Delhi: Finally, it's here – the trailer of actor-filmmaker R Madhavan's directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. The biographical drama is based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former rocket scientist at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), who was falsely charged  with spying and arrested in 1994. He was acquitted by the Supreme Court in 1998.

The trailer begins with R Madhavan as present day Nambi Narayanan in a bearded and bespectacled avatar. In his conversation with Shah Rukh  Khan, who features in a cameo in Rocketry, the onscreen Nambi tells him to tread carefully otherwise history will be repeated.

This sets  the tone for unfolding Nambi Narayanan's life story, beginning from when he was in-charge of the cryogenics division in ISRO.

He wanted the Indian rocketry to be at par with everyone else but while he makes an effort for excellence, others doubted him at every step.

When his detractors could not put him down, they accused him of being a spy and a traitor to his nation. Nambi and his family were subjected to shame, ridicule and violence but his spirit never broke.

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect will be simultaneously released in six languages – Hindi, English, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam. The film is directed and written by R Madhavan and presented by Tricolour Films and Varghese Moolan Pictures. Tricolour Films has also produced  the project.

Many celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra, Hritik Roshan and many more applauded the trailer on social media.

Here are some of the reactions, and Madhavan's humble replies: