R Madhavan’s ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ is the country’s first authentic film dealing with space science. The film is based on the life of the scientist Nambi Narayanan of the Indian Space Research Organization. In this, actor R Madhavan plays the character of Nambi Narayanan. The movie is doing tremendously well at the box office. People are liking it a lot. The success of this film can be considered the result of Madhavan’s sadhana. Because in addition to playing the character in the film, he has also worked as a producer, screenwriter and director. After a long process of five years, a lot of work and overcoming all obstacles, he has been able to release this film.
The film ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’, made on a budget of Rs 60 crore, has made a business of Rs 17 crore within four days of its release. The way it looks growing in the movie collection every day, it is expected to join the Rs 100 crore club in the second week. Just like the movie ‘The Kashmir Files’, ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ can also make history by doing wonders at the box office. Nambi Narayanan’s struggle is shown in this film, in which he is declared a traitor by implicating him in a bogus case. He was jailed. But in 1998, after taking the iron from the police-administration during a 26-year battle, the Supreme Court declared him innocent.
India’s space mission has been shown in the movie ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’. It has also been said how America was dominated throughout the world in the space program. Countries like India used to depend on the United States spending billions of dollars. Not only this, the United States did not even allow work on the space program in countries like India, so their business is being done. At that time, Nambi Narayanan assured the Government of India and the country that we are also capable of conducting space research. He was entrusted with responsibility for ambitious projects such as the indigenous cryogenic engine. He was appointed director of the project. But due to the American conspiracy, the project was terminated by declaring him a traitor in his country.
Let us know about those four movies, in which rocket science is easily explained…
1. Ascent to the Moon
Release date- year 1967
Where can I watch – YouTube
55 years ago, when humans had not even set foot on the moon, at that time Bollywood had made a movie called ‘Chand Pe Charcha’. Rocket launch scenes were also shown in this black and white film made in 1967 under the banner of Kaveri Productions. Not only this, the entire process of reaching the moon has been shown by boarding a spaceship in a spacesuit. The famous wrestler Dara Singh was in the lead role of the film. In the movie, his character is shown landing on the moon. Directed by TP Sundaram, ‘Chand on the Moon’ is considered to be the first sci-fi film in Hindi cinema. The story of the movie is as interesting as its name. In this, Dara Singh’s character, astronaut Captain Anand and his associate Bhagu are shown going to the moon. As soon as they set foot on the land of the moon, both of them must face many kinds of monsters and warriors from other planets. Helen, Anwar Hussain, Padma Khanna, Bhagwan Dada and C Ratna also have major roles in the film. The film stars Lata Mangeshkar, Mohd. There are many famous songs sung by Rafi and Asha Bhosle.
2. Mangal Mission
Release date: August 15, 2019
Where can I watch – Disney Plus Hotstar?
The film ‘Mission Mangal’, based on a true event of India’s Mars mission, is about those five women scientists, without whom this mission cannot be imagined. The names of these women scientists working in the Indian Space Research Organization are Tara Shinde, Eka Gandhi, Kritika Agarwal, Varsha Gowda and Neha Siddiqui. The director of this mission was space scientist Rakesh Dhawan, whose character is played by actor Akshay Kumar in the film. Along with Akshay, actors like Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sonakshi Sinha, Nitya Menon, Kirti Kulhari, and Sharman Joshi also have major roles. The filmmakers worked hard to bring the story closer to the truth. This mission was studied in depth. It was known how a rocket could go to Mars at such low cost. To do this, they spoke with more than 100 scientists. The story of the film was prepared based on the input received from him. This film is considered the most successful film made on a space mission. The film has earned 300 million rupees.
3. Rocket Boys
Release date: February 4, 2022
Where can I watch – Sony Liv
When the first trailer for ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ was released, the discussion about the ‘Rocket Boys’ web series started at the same time. Even before the release of the film, this web series was streaming on the OTT platform. The first season of this web series is such a romantic, exciting and interesting story that it will make your heart jump. It would seem that you are looking at the story not of the era of changing the map of the country, but of the era of love turning into knowledge. This web series, created in the period between the year 1938 and the year 1964, features three scientists who reshaped India’s space and nuclear programs and their contribution. These three scientists are Homi Bhabha, Vikram Sarabhai and APJ Abdul Kalam. His characters are played by Jim Sarbh, Arjun Radhakrishnan and Ishwak Singh. Regina Cassandra, Saba Azad, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Rajit Kapoor and Namit Das can also be seen in major roles in this series directed by Abhay Pannu. If you want to understand the nuclear and space mission base in India then definitely watch this web series. Along with this, you will also get a glimpse of the relationship between government and scientists at that time, which is barely visible now.
4. Antrikshm 9000KMPH
Release date: December 21, 2018
Where to watch – Amazon Prime Video
The sci-fi adventure film ‘Antariksham 9000 KMPH’ directed by Sankalp Reddy was originally made in Tamil. The story of this movie revolves around the operation of the space station. How does a satellite work in space? What is the role of scientists in this? This is shown well in the movie. The story of the film is based on the life of a rocket scientist named Dev, who left the space station five years ago. He approaches Dev to repair a satellite that has lost communication with the space station. If he is not able to fix this problem, it could cause a worldwide blackout. The film can be viewed with Hindi subtitles.