Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (2022) Review The First Movie of R Madhavan as a Director

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Rocketry is the Biopic based on our space scientist Dr Nambi Narayanan that one thing more that is new about this movie is that is the first movie of R Madhavan as a director. This movie is also been written by R Madhavan along with himself in the lead role alongside Simran, while Ravi Raghavendra, Muralidharan, Shyam Renganathan, Sam Mohan and others play an important supporting role in the movie.  So, lets see how is the first directed movie of R Madhavan.


Rocketry: The Nambi Effect (2022) Movie Plot

Rocketry The Nambi Effect explores Narayanan’s life as an arrogant but talented scientist who is the first member of ISRO to be admitted to the Ivy League university (Princeton). He also secures an amazing agreement (worth around 400 million dollars) with Colonel Cleaver (Ron Donachie), the chief executive for Rolls Royce- armed with charm and supported by Cleaver’s evident “imperial guilt”.

He skillfully secures vital equipment and then escapes in a sequence It is repeated over and repeatedly that Nambi Narayanan places his nation over all other things and wants to empower India to be a world-class player in the field of ‘rocketry’. The man’s life gets destabilized by allegations that he sold secrets to Pakistan, a claim that he has denied.


The film is heavily supported by the two lead actors, Madhavan and Simran, with both surpassing each other in numerous locations. This is due to the intense competition between these two amazing actors at the top. The supporting cast has also contributed to the film, and the scenes shot in America, Scotland and the US, Scotland and USSR give authenticity to the biopic.

And yes there is a scene of the SRK  Sharukh Khan himself in the film. He also narrates the movie by asking different questions to the audience and keep them engaging with the film.

Music and BGM

Sam CS’ music is an additional backbone for Rocketry. He enhances the dramatic moments well , and ensures the action is enthralling as well. In scenes where Nambi accomplishes many things, the music becomes more energetic. His work is strong and makes the film better than it could have been.


Final Verdict

Although Madhavan is a successful acting talent in the movie, his directed direction might have been improved however for a debut director, the film is worthy of praise. It’s the desire to learn what was the fate of Nambi Narayanan that keeps us interested in the film. Whether it’s an engaging/entertaining film or not is a debate for another day, but it is important to document the life of a hero whom we failed to celebrate, and Rocketry does exactly that.

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