R Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, a befitting film to represent India at Cannes

The anticipation to watch R Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is thick in the air. Based on the life of the ISRO genius, Nambi Narayanan, the biographical drama will trace his journey from getting caught in a spy scandal to getting awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2019. The film is India’s selection for the 75th Cannes Film Festival. It’s no secret that this selection is yet another feather in the film’s cap… and Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is just getting its engines started for the final take-off on 1st July 2022!

And as we wait with bated breath to watch the story unfold for us on 70MM, here are some reasons why Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’s world premiere at Cannes Film Festival 2022 is the most fitting selection by India.

R Madhavan plays the eponymous Nambi Narayanan in his directorial debut
Actor-turned-filmmaker R Madhavan plays the role of the eponymous Indian scientist, Nambi Narayanan, a former ISRO scientist and aerospace engineer, and has also directed, produced and written the film. As if fans of R Madhavan, the actor, weren’t aplenty, the performer-turned-director is all set to gather an even larger following with this feat. Truly Indian in every sense, the film has been shot simultaneously in Hindi, English and Tamil. Its theatrical worldwide release, scheduled for 1st July, will also feature Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada versions.

A never-heard-before story
Real, raw and an emotional roller-coaster ride, the unheard story of Nambi Narayanan, an unsung hero of our country, will leave you inspired. A true representation of everything India stands for, it is Nambi Narayanan’s intelligence, presence of mind, grit and conviction that fronted ISRO’s Vikas Engine. Renowned for developing the Vikas Engine, one of the most efficient, liquid fuel engines in the world today, Nambi Narayanan’s engine continues to be a workhorse at ISRO with the unique distinction of never having failed. Capturing the iconic ISRO space scientist Nambi Narayan’s story of struggle, determination and triumph, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, has been shot simultaneously in multiple languages including Hindi, Tamil and English.

Authenticity is the name of the game
While biographical dramas are usually notorious for straying away from the real story, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, is a real first-hand account by the man of the hour, Nambi Narayanan, himself! The story is as original as it gets!

Khan’t wait for Shah Rukh Khan’s cameo
Shah Rukh Khan fans have waited with bated breath to watch the King Khan back on 70 MM! And now, the wait is almost over with Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. The film promises SRK fans a cameo by the superstar worth waiting for! And it’s not going to be just a blink-and-miss one!

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