R Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect picking up pace at the box office. Released on July 1, the film is receiving positive word of mouth and currently holds an IMDb rating of 9.3. Madhavan, who made his directorial debut with Rocketry, shared the happy news through a tweet on Sunday.
Sharing a screenshot of UNI’s tweet, Madhavan expressed his excitement. According to the new agency, Rocketry held a 9.2 IMDb rating, which appears to have gone up.
— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) July 3, 2022
Madhavan also plays the lead role of Nambi Narayanan, the former head of ISRO’s cryogenic division, in the film. Narayanan was falsely accused of espionage and arrested in 1994. All charges against him were dismissed by the Supreme Court in 1998.
Despite a slow start on the day of its release, Rocketry scored numbers at the box office. According to a report in BoxOfficeIndia.com, “Rocketry (Hindi) doubled on Saturday from a very low opening point on Friday. The film hit Rashtra Kavach Om on Saturday and its two-day collections are around ₹ 2 crore nett.” Its makers expect the film to have an arc like The Kashmir Files, which also started slowly but grossed over ₹ 300 crore by the end of its run.
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect was shot simultaneously in Hindi, English and Tamil, and is dubbed in Telugu and Malayalam. It features extended cameos by Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya in the Hindi and Tamil versions.
Madhavan talked about the release Rocket in multiple languages because pan indian movies are trending nowadays. He told indianexpress.com, “My films have always been pan-Indian. I think the rest of the world is catching up, I set the trend many years ago. Ramji Londonwaley or 13B, which was one of the first films to be shot simultaneously, Rocketry has the distinction of being shot in three languages, forget two. So people don’t give me credit, but I’m the one who sets the trend more than once.”
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect won an award at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.