Actor R. Madhavan is ready to deliver his most promising and highly-anticipated biological drama Rocketry: The Nambi Effect this year, which marks his directorial debut.
The film is based on the life journey of a former aerospace engineer and scientist of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Nambi Narayanan, who was falsely accused of espionage and was framed in a fake case in 1994.
During that time, he was the in-charge of the cryogenics division of ISRO. Later in 1996, the Central Bureau of Investigation dismissed all the charges against him and in 1998 the Supreme Court of India declared him innocent.
This epic masterpiece will show the journey of Nambi and his role to advance his nation in space technology but ended up being falsely accused of a fake case.
Some politicians of Kerala were also involved in defaming him as an anti-nationalist, just to settle personal scores, at the cost of the Nation’s Interest.
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The film first to premiere at Cannes Film Festival:
#Rocketry written, directed by & starring R. Madhavan to premiere during this year's @Festival_Cannes on 19th May at the @CannesPalais – also starring @iamsrk @Suriya_offl pic.twitter.com/zFmNw1e9df
— Sunny Malik (@sunnymalik) May 4, 2022
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect Release Date
This film is going to have a grand release on July 1, 2022. It will be released in multiple languages including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam.
YRF and Phars Film to distribute #Rocketry in International markets. https://t.co/4l259Qousv
— Yash Raj Films (@yrf) February 14, 2022
Madhavan announced the release date after the announcement of theater opening in Maharashtra by CM Uddhav Thackeray during September 2021.
It is a perfect tribute to Nambi Narayanan and his contribution to India’s space advancement, at the same time it will also show the criticism and hatred he had to receive from his own people.
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect Star Cast
The film will star R. Madhavan as Nambi Narayanan and actress Simran Bagga will be playing the role of his wife Meena Narayanan. Apart from the leading star cast, these actors will also feature in the key roles:
- Rajit Kapur as Vikram Sarabhai (Hindi and English Version)
- Ravi Raghavendra as Vikram Sarabhai (Tamil Version)
- Misha Ghoshal as Geeta Narayanan
- Shyam Renganathan as Shankar Narayanan
- Muralidaran as Arunan
- Karthik Kumar as P.M. Nayar
- Gulshan Grover as A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
- Dinesh Prabhakar as L.D. Gopal
- Mohan Raman as Udupi Ramachandra Rao
- Ron Donachie as Col. Cleaver
- Phyllis Logan as Mrs. Cleaver
- Vincent Riotta as Luigi Crocco
- Bijou Thaangjam as Studio Personnel
- Jagana as Scientist
- Rajeev Ravindranathan as Param
- Sam Mohan as Unni
- Bhawsheel as Sartaj
Apart from these stars, actors Suriya and Shah Rukh Khan have also made their cameo appearances as themselves in the Tamil and Hindi/English versions, respectively.
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect Trailer
The trailer of this most-awaited movie was released on April 1, 2021, in both Hindi and English. This 3-minute long trailer starts with a scene in which Shahrukh is seen interviewing Nambi (Madhavan) in Hindi and English versions.
In the Tamil version, actor Suriya was seen interviewing Nambi in the place of Shah Rukh khan. The trailer gives us a glimpse of an arrogant, patriotic, and ambitious genius (Nambi), who dreamt of advancing ISRO in the commercial satellite launch.
His life took a different turn when one of the missions failed and he was framed in a fake case of espionage. We could easily guess from the movie’s trailer that this film is going to be a masterpiece.
Watch the Trailer
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect Makers
The lead actor R. Madhavan directed as well as wrote this project. Apart from directing and writing, he also bankrolled it under his Tricolour Films, in association with Varghese Moolan and Vijay Moolan’s Varghese Moolan’s Pictures.
If we talk about technical work, cinematography, and the editing is done by Sirsha Ray and Bijith Bala, respectively, while the film has the music and background score by popular South Indian music composer Sam C.S.
The distribution rights for its Hindi version are acquired by Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainments.
Rocketry Reviews from Cannes 2022
The film screened at Cannes 2022, praised by all:
Watched #Rocektry. A truthfully crafted film with a keen eye on the subject. Congrats dear @ActorMadhavan you have intensely and authentically lived Nambi Narayanan ji on screen.
Meeting #ShriNambiNarayanan ji in person was a privilege and an honour .@arrahaman @IndiaAtCannes pic.twitter.com/fxnWu7uk7j
— Prasoon Joshi (@prasoonjoshi_) May 20, 2022
Just watched #Rocketrythenambieffect at Cannes ..Take a bow @ActorMadhavan for bringing a new voice to Indian cinema #changeishere #respecttoIndianscientists pic.twitter.com/5n7g7Epmhq
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) May 19, 2022
ROCKETRY is Spellbinding & will leave the audience Speechless; it is a story the world must see.
Congratulations @ActorMadhavan on capturing the soul of the story & sharing it w/ the world.
World Premier: Rocketry at Marche Du Films @Festival_Cannes ‘India🇮🇳Country of Honour’. pic.twitter.com/ToHEbcy9ul
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur) May 19, 2022