Rocketry – The Nambi Effect Movie Review

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  • Review for the film: "Rocketry – The Nambi Effect"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 37 Minutes
  • Certificate: U
  • Released: 01-07-2022
  • Genre: Sci Fi
3.5 / 5.0

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is a biographical film, shot simultaneously in Tamil, Hindi and English. The film is about Nambi Narayanan, the former ISRO Scientist. Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is scripted, directed, produced and performed by “R Madhavan.” It is co-produced by Sarita Madhavan, Varghese Moolan, and Vijay Moolan. Along with Madhavan, the film has “Simran,” Ravi Raghavendra, Muralidaran, Misha Ghoshal, Shyam Renganathan, Karthik Kumar, Gulshan Grover, Dinesh Prabhakar, Mohan Raman, Ron Donachie, Phyllis Logan, Vincent Riotta, Sriram Parthasarathy, Bijou Thaangjam, “Jagan,” Rajeev Ravindranathan, Sam Mohan and Bhawsheel. Suriya Sivakumar played a cameo in Tamil and Shah Rukh Khan played in the Hindi and English versions. Sirsha Ray cranked the camera and editing is by Bijith Bala. The music composition is by Sam CS.


The film deals with the life history of Nambi Narayanan, the Indian space scientist. He was accused of stealing and selling the Indian secrets to the neighboring country and hence was sent to prison.  How he came out of the case, after years, forms the rest of the story.

Star Performance

Madhavan has lived as Nambi. As a writer and director, Madhavan got deep into the life story of Nambi and that’s one of the reasons for his natural performance. Simran is fantastic as usual. Her body language and expressions are terrific. Karthik Kumar has got a good opportunity to express and he did it perfectly. Misha, Mohan Raman, Gulshan Grover, and others had done what is required.


Madhavan has put all his efforts to make the film a complete one. As a debut filmmaker, he succeeded in his attempt. He has worked hard to increase and reduce the weight for his role, colored his hair, and used no wigs. As a producer, he didn’t leave any stones unturned. Technically, the film is strong and so does the production values. The BGM by Sam is perfect and gels well with the genre.

What’s There?

  • Excellent performers form the team and hence there are enough performances
  • The visuals and BGM are stunning

What’s Not There?

Some characters should have been developed well


Though there are some flaws in the film, the biographical movie is definitely watch-worthy! For Suriya fans, like Kamal’s Vikram, this is a treat and the same goes with SRK fans.