Check out Madhavan’s transformation for Nambi Narayanan biopic
We had earlier reported about R Madhavan starring in the biopic of scientist Nambi Narayanan. The movie titled as ‘Rocketry – The Nambi Effect’ also marks Madhavan’s directorial debut. He is co-directing the movie with Anant Mahadevan. The actor has undergone a physical transformation to achieve the look of Nambi Narayanan. A photo posted by him in his official social media handle is trending virally.
Nambi Narayanan is a former cryogenic division head at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). In 1994, he was falsely charged with espionage and arrested. He had to spend 50 days in the prison. The charges against him were later dismissed by the CBI and the Supreme Court declared him not guilty. In September this year, the apex court awarded Nambi Narayanan Rs 50 lakh compensation for being subjected to mental and physical torture in the case.
Madhavan as Nambi Narayanan will be appearing in multiple looks in the movie. It is said to be one of the most challenging roles in the actor’s career. The movie is based on Nambi Narayanan’s book ‘Ready to fire: How India and I survived the ISRO spy case’, which details about the controversial case and his infamous arrest. The movie has been planned as a multilingual in three languages – Tamil, English and Hindi.