'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:
Oh Man... Coming from you it means the world to us . This is so incredibly sweet and kind of you. Thank you so very much my lady.. I wish I could explain to you one of these days what this means to me. God bless you. https://t.co/h52LYQF0XU— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) April 1, 2021
Dear Amitji. Your blessings have always meant the world to us. To me and my family especially. I am able to move ahead with a lot more confidence now thanks to that. https://t.co/WDiKwfhnnb— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) April 1, 2021
Brother your generosity and kindness is legendary. Thank you so very much for your love and affection and this shot in the arm. We can’t tell you how grateful we feel. God bless you bro and see you soon. https://t.co/zTlc7XtFiZ— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) April 1, 2021
They say all good things take time.. I call it the Maddy effect! This MAD cinema lover turns director, writer, and story teller. Don't miss out this flight of #Rocketrythefilm, guys. Enjoy the trailer. @ActorMadhavan @NambiNOfficial https://t.co/VTwiliz8sw pic.twitter.com/wvuJGBJg8N— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) April 1, 2021
Thank you so very much sir. Your encouragement has been a huge source of inspiration for me from my TV days. Will never forget your words. https://t.co/LBWNGzQRAH— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) April 2, 2021