Rocketry: The Nambi Effect; Movie On ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan’s Life, Madhavan To Play Lead Role
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect;  Movie On ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan’s Life, Madhavan To Play Lead RoleFirst pictures of R Madhavan’s look in the movie (Instagram/R Madhavan)

Indian film actor, R Madhavan is set to direct his first feature film, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, based on the life of ISRO scientist S Nambi Narayanan, reports Indian Express.

The actor will also play the lead role in the movie which will be shot countries like India, Scotland, France, Russia and the US.

The film’s shooting commenced on Monday (21 January) and is expected to be released in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.

Nambi Narayanan, while working at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), was charged with espionage in 1994. However, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) dismissed all charges against him in 1996 and in 1998 the Supreme Court (SC) declared him not guilty.

In a landmark judgement in 2018, the SC directed the Kerala Government to award Narayanan a compensation of Rs 50 lakh.

Commenting on the difficulties of looking the part of the renowned scientist, the 48-year-old actor said: “The process took painfully long, about two days of sitting on a chair for 14 hours at a stretch. Initially, it looked easy, but later I realised how tough it was on the body.”

“The look is half the battle won. The other half was really tough because the age group I am playing is around 70-75. Mr Nambi is a very good looking man and he has got his own charm and charisma so it took me around two and a half years to actually imbibe him and learn how to walk like him. It wasn’t easy, and it’s probably one of the toughest looks and characters I’ve had to pull off,” he added.

Also Read: ISRO Spy Case: The Torture Inflicted Upon Scientist Nambi Narayanan And Others

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