Yesteryear lover boy R Madhavan of late is doing different genre films and roles and making his directorial debut with an upcoming film Rocketry: The Nambi Effect where he is playing the titular role of the ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. The Maddy is undergoing extreme transformation to play the 75 years old scientist. The actor informs that it is as long as 14 hours process to match the look of Narayanan Nambi.
“Who is who is who…#Rocketryfilm. After 14 hrs on the chair. Who is who is WHO???” informs Madhavan. The resemblance indeed is pretty perfect. R Madhavan calls it as one of the toughest roles he has played adding he took two years time to imbibe charm and charisma of Narayanan Nambi and to learn to walk like him.
As a senior official at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the Narayanan Nambi was in-charge of the cryogenics division. In 1994, Narayanan Nambi was falsely charged with espionage and arrested. The charges against him were dismissed by Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 1996, and the Supreme Court declared him not guilty in 1998.