Washington [US]: Actor and producer R Madhavan, whose upcoming movie ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’, debuted at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, has uncovered that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “forever been a sharp devotee” of Dr Nambi Narayanan’s accomplishments.
Madhavan who will before long be making his first time at the helm with the forthcoming biopic had last year met the Prime Minister alongside Narayanan, to talk about the film. In an exclusive interaction with news portal, Madhavan, when asked whether he has met or planned to meet PM Modi again following the movie’s recent Cannes premiere, said, “No, we haven’t met or interacted with the Prime Minister after the screening at Cannes but we do know that he’s a big fan of Mr Nambi Narayan, in the sense that he was one of the first people to recognise Mr Narayan’s achievements.”
Delving further into the PM’s fondness for the scientist, he continued, “I’ve realised that PM Modi is an even bigger fan of Mr Nambi Narayan than me, in fact, one of the first few people he met right after he became the Prime Minister following the success of Mangal mission was Dr Nambi Narayanan. He has always been a keen follower of his achievements and Nambi Narayanan did get the Padma Bhushan in 2019 right after I started the film.”
“So, yes it’s important that important people in India should know about Narayanan and our Prime Minister is definitely very well informed. I am very glad about it and I am hoping that I get to show him this film and see what he has to say about it,” added Madhavan.
In April 2021, the actor along with Narayanan had met the PM and also shared some details of the meeting in an Instagram post.
“We spoke on the upcoming film #Rocketrythefilm and were touched and honoured by PM’s reaction to the clips and concern for Nambi ji & the wrong done to him. Thank you for the privilege sir,” he wrote.
Replying to Madhavan’s tweet, PM Modi appreciated the meeting by tweeting, “Happy to have met you and the brilliant Nambi Narayanan Ji. This film covers an important topic, which more people must know about. Our scientists and technicians have made great sacrifices for our country, glimpses of which I could see in the clips of Rocketry.”
Thank you so very much sir. We cannot agree more.The entire team and I will put in our best efforts to make sure that happens. Thank you so much again. 🙏🙏🇮🇳🇮🇳 https://t.co/1qT0XeOtWw
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) April 5, 2021
Nambi is a previous ISRO researcher and plane architect who was trapped in the pains of a covert operative embarrassment and was dishonestly blamed for undercover work.
‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ is set to raise a ruckus around town on July 1, 2022. Phyllis Logan, Vincent Riotta, Ron Donaiche, Simran, Rajit Kapur, Ravi Raghavendra, Misha Ghoshal, Gulshan Grover, Karthik Kumar and Dinesh Prabhakar are likewise a piece of the film.
Madhavan’s first time at the helm will likewise see unique appearances by whizzes Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya. It has been shot at the same time in various dialects including Hindi, Tamil and English, and will be delivered in Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada too.