The upcoming web series will have Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh play the role of the prolific Indian scientists Homi J Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai.
SonyLIV had a special Independence Day treat in store for its viewers as it unveiled the trailer for its upcoming web series Rocket Boys, starring Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh. The series will revolve around the lives of two of India’s most prominent scientists Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai.
The trailer opens with the voice of Jawaharlal Nehru playing on the radio narrating his famous and moving address to the constituent assembly in New Delhi, ‘Tryst with Destiny’ which he had given on August 14,1947, on the eve of India’s Independence. Among the crowd that’s intently listening to the speech, we see a young Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai sharing glances. With scenes of a fluttering tricolour and the scientist duo conversing about a ‘brave new India’ as they gaze at the stars, SonyLIV’s attempt at telling the ‘untold story’ of the eminent scientists serves as an effective tribute to the duo who shaped the foundation of India’s nuclear and space endeavors. In addition to their scientific accomplishments, Rocket Boys will also reportedly explore the personalities of the scientists as well.
The Padma Bhushan award winning scientists Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai, whose stories are told in the series, are renowned all over the world as the ‘Father of India’s Nuclear Programme’ and the ‘Father of the Indian Space Program’ respectively. It was announced in June that Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh would headline the series. Sarbh is well-known for his role in films like Padmaavat and Neerja and series Made in Heaven while Singh gained popularity for his role in the series Paatal Lok.
Created by Nikkhil Advani, Roy Kapur Films and Emmay Entertainment, Rocket Boys will be directed by Abhay Pannu. The upcoming web series will be produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur, Monisha Advani, Madhu Bhojwani, and Nikkhil Advani. The shoot of the series is on and it is expected to release by October this year.