For my money and time, R Madhavan is an actor I would want to watch even if it means wading through knee-deep water.
The teaser of Madhavan’s bio-pic Rocketry The Nambi Effect on the legendary space scientist Nambi Naraynan shows us where we go wrong while doing bio-pics.
We simply pick the wrong subjects. Why a bio-pic on Dhoni when he is still active on the field? And then you have the audacity to eliminate his brother’s character from the film! Bio-pic or bio-pick-and-choose? Why a biopic on Sanjay Dutt ? Why not his noble father Sunil Dutt?
Because good guys make boring bio-pics? Hopefully the untold story of Nambi Narayanan will come to us with the kind of dramatic emotional velocity and heft generally lacking in bio-pics made in India. Madhavan who has a solid 25 years of acting experience on television and in cinema has the right personality and image to portray a scientist who devoted his life to the country, only to be falsely accused of espionage.
The bio-pic’s teaser credits the direction of Rocketry The Nambi Effect jointly to veteran director Ananath Mahadevan and Madhavan.
Finally, the actor turns director officially. This, we have to see.