“I Had Two Options In Front Of Me. Either Give Up Or Direct Myself;” Says Madhavan About Directing The Film 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect'

Actor and director Madhavan talks about directing the film 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect'

By Abdul Azeez, June 21, 2022 20:13 IST

Movie lovers are waiting for the movie 'Rocketry: The Nambi Effect' which tells the life of astronaut Nambi Narayanan. The film will release on July 1 in theaters across the world in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada.
 
Actor Madhavan is writing and directing the movie. Madhavan told Manorama News on Tuesday that he did not intend to direct the film and had to do so when the need arose.
 
“This film was directed not out of bravery, but out of a need for it. I'm someone who loves to roll lifetime. I had to act in this movie because of that one interest. With no fight, no song and no heroine, there was no producer. I had no intention of directing. With less than a month to go before the shoot, the director was unable to direct the film.
 
I had two options in front of me. Either give up or direct me. You know this subject well, have worked with some of the best directors, and Nambi Narayanan, the film's fundraiser, asked me if I could direct for you. Then it all felt like that.
 
But the day the shoot started I was totally scared. The film is being directed in three languages. My accompanying artists speak Tamil, Hindi, and English. The shoot is in eight countries. How do I direct? Do not be afraid. Concentrate on each shot. A friend of mine told me not to think about the whole movie. So every scene is concentrated and turned into the Rocketry The Numb effect;” said Madhavan.
 
Madhavan plays the role of Nambi Narayanan in the film. Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is also Madhavan's first directorial venture. Madhavan himself has written and directed the film. R Madhavan's Rocketry: The Nambi Effect received rave reviews at the 75th Cannes Film Festival.
 
Dr. Varghese Moolan is the co-producer of the film. He added that the film's trailer has been getting a good response from the audience since its release in April 2021.
 
Shah Rukh Khan and Suriya will be making guest appearances in Rocketry. Prajesh Sen, director of the films Captain and Vellam, is a co-director of the film.
 
Madhavan's Tricolor Films and Hollywood production company 27 Way Investments are the producers of the film. The movie will hit theaters on July 1.

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