The BTS video of Rocketry: The Nambi Effect gives a peek into Madhavan’s make-over into Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
Madhavan’s Epic Transformation
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect marks R Madhavan’s directorial debut. Recently, Madhavan shared a behind-the-scenes clip that gives a peek into the actor’s transformation into Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). In the video, Madhavan opened up about the challenges he faced while changing into Narayanan.
“The script had been written in a manner for which the requirement of me looking as close to the real Nambi sir as possible was compulsory. It was literally rocket science how the entire team planned the look from being a 29-year-old man to a 79-year-old guy. To handle the look between our schedule of 43 days was one of our greatest accomplishments. You will see in the film how the transition of the look is so seamless that you would not even realize how and when the look changed,” Madhavan explains.
Going forward, R Madhavan mentions two of the most difficult challenges he faced during the shoot. Madhavan said “manipulating my original teeth to look like his” was the most difficult part of the shoot. He described that he wore braces to make his teeth look similar to Nambi Narayanan’s. And for hair, the actor recalled he sat on a chair for 18 hours for three consecutive days as the team had to get the color of his hair right.
After days of hard work, the team was successful to show Madhavan exactly like Narayanan. In fact, Suriya is seen expressing his shock over the similarity. Suriya also looked delighted to meet Narayanan on the sets. The Tamil superstar will be seen playing a cameo in the film. By the end of the video, we also spot Shah Rukh Khan, who plays a cameo in the Hindi version of the film.
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Rocketry is based on the life of Nambi Narayanan, a former scientist and aerospace engineer of the Indian Space Research Organisation. In 1994, Narayanan was charged with leaking defense secrets. The scientist fought his own case in the Supreme Court and was declared not guilty in 1996.
The film had its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this year. It will release in India on July 1 in Tamil, Hindi, and English. It has also been dubbed in Telugu and Kannada.