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Who is Nambi Narayanan? Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, His Biopic to Release Soon

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Versatile actor R. Madhavan’s fans are eagerly waiting for July 1 as his highly-anticipated biographical film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is set to release on this day,

Based on the life of former ISRO scientist and aerospace engineer Nambi Narayanan, who was falsely charged of espionage, the film ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect‘ marks the directorial debut of R. Madhavan, who is playing as Nambi Narayan as well as produced it under his banner Tricolours Films.

The film has been shot simultaneously in Hindi, English and Tamil languages. Along with these three languages, Rocketry will be released theatrically in dubbed Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam version on July 1, 2022.

Yash Raj film is going to distribute the Hindi version. The movie premiered at the 75th Cannes International Film Festival on May 19, 2022 and received a deafening standing ovation for  a whole ten-minutes.

Who is Nambi Narayanan?

Nambi Narayan is one of the prominent Indian scientists who worked as an aerospace engineer at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). He was born into a Tamil family on December 12, 1941 at Nagercoil in the Princely state of Travancore.

He contributed a lot to make the country advance in the field of space research. He was instrumental in developing the Vikas Engine that would be used for the first Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). He was also the in-charge of the cryogenics division.

In 2019, the Indian government presented Narayanan with the third-highest civilian honor in the nation, the Padma Bhushan, in recognition of his contributions to the advancement of rocket science in India.

False Espionage Charges Against Him

In 1994, while still employed with ISRO, Narayanan faced unproven accusations that he had given two Maldivian citizens access to secret blueprints of the organization’s rocket engines, which they had then reportedly sold to Pakistan.

Narayanan was then detained and eventually released after 50 days. Both the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Supreme Court of India dismissed all the charges against him in 1996 and 1998, respectively, and declared him innocent 1996.

In 2018, the SC, through a bench of Dipak Misra, awarded Narayan a compensation of Rs. 50 lakh to be recovered from the Government of Kerala. However, GOK decided to give him Rs. 1.3 cr.

The Supreme Court also constituted a committee headed by D.K. Jain, a retired SC judge to inquire the role of Keral Police in the arrest of Narayan. As per reports, some politicians of Kerala were also involved in making Narayan a scapegoat, just to settle personal scores.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has praised this film:

Actor Ranganathan Madhavan aka R Madhavan shares the funny post:

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