Acclaimed actor R. Madhavan, who is known for movies like Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, Alaipayuthey, 3 Idiots, is all set to amaze his fans by making his debut as a director. The film is titled Rocketry: The Nambi Effect and is based on the life of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan.
It was earlier being co-directed by Ananth Mahadevan. However, due to other commintments, Ananth had to leave the project. R. Madhavan, who will also be essaying the lead role in the film, shared an image on Instagram where the film’s slate announced him as the director.
He captioned the image, “Need all your BLESSINGS…” The actor said in a statement, “Ananth Mahadevan is an extremely talented filmmaker. However, owing to unavoidable circumstances and certain pressing commitments, he could no longer direct Rocketry : The Nambi Effect. The film is close to my heart for many reasons. The film is shaping up well and I can’t wait to tell the incredible story of Mr Nambi Narayanan to the world."
According to reports, the film will release in English, Hindi and Tamil, and it is also being extensively shot in India, US, Scotland, France and Russia.
For the uninitiated, S. Nambi Narayanan was falsely charged with espionage in 1994. However, CBI dismissed the charges against him in 1996 and in 1998, Supreme Court declared him not guilty.