Madhavan undergoes stunning transformation for Nambi Narayanan biopic
As we already know, R Madhavan is starring in the biopic of scientist Nambi Narayanan. The movie titled as ‘Rocketry – The Nambi Effect’ also marks Madhavan’s directorial debut. For the last few months, the actor has been in the process of putting on weight as they will be shooting his aged portions first. Recently, a set of new photos was shared on social medias and it is evident that he has undergone a stunning physical transformation for the movie.
Madhavan was recently spotted shooting for the movie with a long beard and hair, and he has a striking similarity to Nambi Narayanan. ‘Rocketry’, said to be one of the most challenging films in his career, will have him appearing in multiple looks. He was supposed to direct the film jointly with Anant Mahadevan but the latter opted out due to some unknown reasons.
Prajesh Sen, a journalist-turned-filmmaker from Kerala, who made his directorial debut with the Jayasurya starrer ‘Captain’, is part of ‘Rocketry’ team as the co-director. Prajesh had earlier made a documentary on Nambi Narayanan, which was noted widely.
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. The charges against him were later dismissed by the CBI and the Supreme Court declared him not guilty. Last September, the apex court awarded him Rs 50 lakh compensation for being subjected to mental and physical torture in the case.
‘Rocketry’, 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. It has been planned as a multilingual in three languages – Tamil, English and Hindi.