Star talks about how he came to direct his first movie about rocket science – literally!
ONE OF INDIA’S most established stars, R Madhavan sits down with acv’s Brigitte Leloire Kérackian to to discuss his first film as a director, ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’.
The film is essentially a biopic of the brilliant Indian space scientist, Dr Nambi Narayanan. He became embroiled in a spy scandal in 1994. He was beaten and tortured despite being protesting his innocence and later being vindicated by the courts.
Madhavan plays him in this biopic which charts his journey from working for ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) as a young man, attending Princeton University in the US, to further his studies before returning to India and then working in France and developing a rocket engine powerful enough to put things into space and help India compete with the US, Russia and China in a bid to keep up with developments in the next frontier.
The film is mostly in English but has smattering of Malayalam, French, and Russian and was shot on location in several countries.
We will have a full print review – nearer the time of the release. The film, ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ is set to release worldwide on July 1.
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