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Madhavan's Rocketry: The Nambi Effect maintains steady pace at box office

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is a biopic on the former space scientist Nambi Narayanan

Madhavan's Rocketry: The Nambi Effect maintains steady pace at box office

A still from the film

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Last Updated: 12.08 PM, Jul 05, 2022

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R Madhavan's Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, which hit screens on July 1, has opened to positive reviews from the critics and audience. Though the weekend collections were good, as expected, the film continued to keep a steady pace on Monday and it looks the film will have a good run the entire week. The film has released in nearly 3,000 screens across the globe and the total collection is said to be Rs 14 crore worldwide after for days. The opening weekend in Chennai collected Rs 27 lakh.

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is a biopic on the former scientist at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Nambi Narayanan, who was falsely accused of espionage, was arrested and acquitted later. The film marks the directorial debut of Madhavan, and the actor also plays the titular character in the film. Madhavan has also penned the story and bankrolled the film. 

Madhavan had stated in a video that the idea to make the film occured when he was watching an interview of the scientist on YouTube. After watching the video, Madhavan said that he could see a man who was hurt deep inside, was devastated by the accusation and trauma that he and his entire family went through."There was embarrassment and tears in his eyes, but deep inside was the expression of absolute truth, Madhavan had stated in a promo video. He had soon decided that he will tell the story.

Madhavan underwent a thorough research for 7 months, before he began working on the film, for which he took another. The plot follows the hardships and tribulations of Nambi Narayanan, who was wrongfully convicted of espionage in 1994. The film stars Simran, Rajit Kapur, and Gulshan Grover. Shah Rukh Khan (Hindi) and Suriya (Tamil) have made a special appearance in the film. 

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