Rocketry-The Nambi Effect
The film is based on the life of former ISRO scientist, Mr. Nambi Narayanan, who was falsely accused of espionage and later set free by the Supreme Court of India.
The government also awarded him the Padma Bhushan for his services to the nation.
The film is a biographical drama of a brilliant scientist whose life was devoted to the nation and to making it self-sufficient in the area of space research development.
Nambinarayanan’s efforts in striking a 400 million pound deal in favour of India by placing a bold, unreasonable request to Colonel Cleaver, former CEO of Rolls Royce, and in other instances, risking his life in Russia, shipping some cryogenic engine parts through Pakistan to India were well portrayed in the film.
Both Madhavan as Nambi Narayanan and Simran as Meena Nambi Narayanan has acted well and lived as the real characters, particularly in the scenes where Nambi Narayanan tries hard to prove his innocence, enduring severe custodial torture and the mental trauma the family had to undergo due to the false allegations.
A must watch film to understand how ISRO developed the VIKAS engine, which is now used in its rockets , satellite launch vehicles and how the seeds were laid first for India’s first successful Mars mission.
While the film depicts the probable reasons behind what led to the false allegations of espionage charges against Nambi Narayanan, it ends with an unanswered question.
Who framed Nambinarayanan?
Was it because some countries don’t want India to excel in its space research or to abort India’s cost-effective and effective space vehicle launch plans?
India has many Nambinarayanan’s to keep its flag flying high. It is a film about the life of one such great scientist.
This is a very inspiring movie to be watched by every Indian citizen.