The teaser of Madhavan's Rocketry The Nambi Effect launched
The film will be simultaneously released in three languages - English, Tamil and Telugu - and will also be available in Hindi and Malayalam.
Earlier this week, Rocketry - The Nambi Effect, based on the life of rocket scientist Nambi Narayanan, was announced by its lead actor and co-director, R Madhavan. The teaser of the film was launched in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam by the actor in Mumbai, today.
Nambi Narayanan is a former senior ISRO official who was wrongly accused of espionage and arrested in 1994 for allegedly selling India’s trade secrets to Pakistan. The CBI dropped charges against him in 1996 and the Supreme Court declared him not guilty in 1998.
“The film started out as the story of a wronged man put in jail. I wrote the first draft based only on this aspect of Nambi Narayayan’s life. It took me seven months to write, throughout which I kept interacting and speaking with the man himself. As I kept prodding, I realised how important his achievements in rocketry were, and why it was such a loss to our nation that he was wrongly accused and put in jail. With that realisation in mind, I reworked the script over the next year and a half,” Madhavan said at the launch event.
Recalling his long-association with the actor, co-director Ananth Mahadevan said, “As many would know, I launched Madhavan in my TV series, Ghar Jamai, in which he won everyone’s heart with his performance. Later, he acted in my first film, Dil Vil Pyar Vyar. Since then, we have been waiting for the right subject to bring us back together. We never imagined it would be for something as special as this.”
Nambi Narayayan, who was also present at the event, said, “When I was approached by the filmmakers, I was surprised by their enthusiasm. I narrated my story to them, and was thoroughly impressed with how they went about writing it. I knew they were capable of it. The evidence was before me, as tears started rolling down my eyes when I heard the narration of the script.”
Rocketry - The Nambi Effect will be simultaneously released in three languages - English, Tamil and Telugu - and will also be available in Hindi and Malayalam. The film is expected to hit theatres next summer.