Movie Rocketry – The Nambi Effect is a retelling of Dr Nambi Narayanan’s life story.
R Madhavan plays the role of the eponymous, Indian scientist, Nambi Narayanan, a former ISRO scientist and aerospace engineer, and has also directed, produced and written the film.
Tracing the life of Dr Narayanan, renowned for developing the Vikas Engine – one of the most efficient liquid fuel engines in the world today that continues to be a workhorse at The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in almost every launch with the unique distinction of never having failed – the former ISRO scientist and aerospace engineer was inevitably embroiled in a spy scandal.
The biographical drama will unveil the truth behind the mystery as it unravels in an interview with celebrated superstars of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan (in English and Hindi) and Suriya Sivakumar (in Tamil) on a TV programme.
Like many great minds, Dr Nambi is also deeply flawed, his genius and obsession earning him enemies and detractors, thus making him a compelling modern protagonist.
Beyond serving as a treatise for the vindication of quiet achievers in society, the film also challenges the audience to take up the responsibility of recognising, and celebrating these special contributors, whether it be a Dr Nambi Narayanan or a teacher educating poor kids, soldiers at the border, doctors serving in remote villages, or volunteers helping the needy.
It also raises a powerful question – Why aren’t we standing up collectively to defend the innocenct and powerless against the hegemony of the powers that be? For every Nambi, there are a thousand more quiet achievers fighting for justice.
R Madhavan in an exclusive interview told The Australia Today that The movie Rocketry: The Nambi Effect has been shot simultaneously in multiple languages including Hindi, Tamil and English, with the English version premiering at the prestigious Cannes international film festival.
The movie’s theatrical release, scheduled for 1st July, will also feature Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada versions.
Staged on a mammoth scale, the film has been shot in India, France, Canada, Georgia, Serbia and Russia. It features an ensemble star cast comprising acclaimed, international actors Phyllis Logan, Vincent Riotta and Ron Donachie alongside R Madhavan, Simran, Rajit Kapur, Ravi Raghavendra, Misha Ghoshal, Gulshan Grover, Karthik Kumar and Dinesh Prabhakar, with special appearances from superstars, Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya.
Language: English, Hindi (With English subtitles)
Director: R. Madhavan
Producer: Tricolour Films; Varghese Moolan Pictures
Cast: R. Madhavan, Shah Rukh Khan, Gulshan Grover
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