Madhavan’s Rocketry The Nambi Effect Review and Rating


‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ was released on big screens on July 1.

Movie name: Rocketry: The Nambi Effect
Cast: R Madhavan, Simran, Rajith Kapur, Suriya, Shahrukh Khan, Ravi Raghavendra, Misha Goshal
Direction: R. Madhavan
Production: Sarita Madhavan, Varghese Moolan, Vijay Moolan
Music: Shyam CS

Rocketry The Nambi Effect Movie Review

The story happens during the 1950s and later and in the long run finishes during the 2010s. ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan (R Madhavan) is determined that India should join the comity of nations where space research reaches an advanced stage. His scientific endeavors at ISRO make him a star among the establishment. In any case, everything goes to pieces when he is ensnared in exaggerated accusations in view of a political trick in Kerala. Nambi needs to battle disgrace and the backstabber tag when he is blamed for espionage and transferring rocket technology to India’s enemy nation, Pakistan. What happens when Nambi, a nationalist on a basic level, is blamed for the unbelievable?

From acclaimed films to novel roles in numerous dialects, from web series to narratives, Madhavan has made his introduction to them all around the years. Concerning composing, ‘Rocketry’ (for which he has written the story, screenplay, and dialogues) remains his most intimate project ever.

As the film opens with a Sri Venkateswara Stothram behind the scenes conveying that Nambi sees the whole universe as an indication of Lord Narayana. The scene segues into some family-time chitchat, with Simran’s Meena Narayanan (as Nambi’s significant other) getting everyone’s attention for a short time. Nambi might be a praised scientist known for perfect trustworthiness and fantastic virtuoso, however, at home, he is a gushing dad to two kids. This family section takes care of surprisingly well in a critical episode in the last part.

A significant component of ‘Rocketry’ is that it doesn’t attempt to fight at a surprisingly high level. Leaving a few scenes, most of the film is short of lavish mounting. Even the VFX doesn’t look aggressive. The profound worth of the story comes to the front once Nambi is discourteously hauled to an undisclosed area by the Kerala Intelligence Bureau. After Thirty days, the CBI takes over the espionage case. The projection of Nambi as an arrogant scientist could have come out even better had Madhavan’s demeanor been in sync with the intent. ‘What destroyed him was his patriotism for an ignorant nation’, the line from the trailer, is milked in the climax in a greatly touching scene involving actor Suriya. Suriya’s cameo lends credibility.

The film recounts to the whole story through the eyes of Nambi and as it should be. Indeed, even as an imaginative decision, it is frightening. That is the reason we don’t see the Supreme Court in a real sense articulating a decision vindicating Nambi. We see Nambi getting a call about the decision and the human responses in the family.

Projecting is something ‘Rocketry’ pulls off with flawlessness. Sam CS’ ambient sound and the creation plan (by Ranjit and Prerna) are shrewd. Siddarth Dubey’s sound plan is of significant quality, while Bijith Bala’s editing is imaginative in the principal act.

Madhavan brings his A-game as an actor. He is absolutely marvelous in depicting Nambi’s later days. His on-screen chemistry with Simran looks super natural. He radiates the glow of a dear dad within the sight of his kids without talking a lot. The rest of the cast is strong.

Rating: 3/5