‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ is Madhavan’s directorial debut, and will have him as the lead with Suriya playing a cameo role. The trailer describes rocket scientist Nambi Narayanan as “an arrogant genius”, beautifully portrayed by R Madhavan.
R Madhavan’s: “Rocketry The Nambi Effect”
The Nambi Effect. The biographical drama is based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former rocket scientist at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), who was falsely charged with espionage 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 Nambiar 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.
The trailer describes rocket scientist Nambi Narayanan as “an arrogant genius”, beautifully portrayed by R Madhavan. His dream was to help India make an impact in the commercial satellite market by bringing to life the rockets he was conceptualising. The trailer also gives a glimpse of Nambi Narayanan’s “genius” creations not only in home country but also in Scotland, France, Russia, among others and goes on to reveal he ditched NASA for ISRO – just one of the many patriotic gestures he made for India. “But what destroyed him was his patriotism,” says the trailer.
The second part of the trailer is the heart-wrenching story of when he was accused of transferring confidential documents on India’s space programme to foreign countries in 1994. Nambi Narayanan was arrested in Kerala that year and he spent close to two months in jail. The Central Bureau of Investigation dismissed charges against him in 1996 and two years later the Supreme Court also cleared his name.
Watch the trailer of R Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect here:
The trailer was released on Thursday. It was released in both Hindi and Telugu. The Hindi trailer shows Shah Rukh Khan in the cameo role instead of Suriya. The film also stars Simran and Ravi Raghavendra in important roles. It has been shot in India, Princeton, Scotland, France and Russia.
The film’s trailer has started trending on Twitter. Madhavan thanked fans for their support. He wrote, “TREANDING AT NUMBER ONE in less than and hour … .. we at Team Rocketry are humbled .. unable to express our gratitude.. Thank you all for all the love.”
Shortly after the trailer premiered at 5 pm, actor Suriya, who plays a cameo role in the movie as a journalist, took to Twitter to share his thoughts and praise Madhavan for the trailer. “Mind-blowing!!! Amazed and in awe with what you have pulled off with so much passion! @ActorMadhavan I feel fortunate n proud to have been a part of this Gem!,” Suriya wrote.
Madhavan, who is both directing and playing the titular role in the movie, thanked Suriya for his contribution to the movie. “Brother we owe you more than you can ever imagine. If not for you this endeavor would not have been half as successful. Love you brother God bless you,” Madhavan’s tweet read.
Actor Amitabh Bachan also tweeted:
In which Languages will the movie ‘Rocketry The Nambi Effect’ be released?
‘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.
When and where to watch the movie ‘Rocketry The Nambi Effect’?
The movie will be released in “Summer 2021”, however, the date is not finalised yet. While Shah Rukh Khan features in the Hindi and English versions, actor Suriya will play the part in the Tamil release. No information has come about where the movie will be released, Stay tuned.
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