Actor Madhavan turns director with his latest passion project, a biopic on former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan.Filmed on a mammoth scale, the movie has been shot in India, France, Canada, Georgia and Serbia. It will be released in six languages worldwide, including Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada. “I am proud that I have made a film that I wanted to make even though it may have taken six years to make it. I take great pride in presenting the story of Nambi Narayanan,” said Madhavan.
Rocketry – The Nambi Effect is a retelling of Shri Nambi Narayanan’s life story as it unravels in an interview by the celebrated superstar and Badshah of Bollywood, Shah Rukh Khan, on a TV program. Like many great minds, 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 the special contributors, whether it be a 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 our innocent and powerless against the hegemony of the powers that be? For every Nambi, there are thousands of silent achievers fighting for justice.
These stories need to be heard. It starts with Nambi, but he’s just the beginning.