For actor-turned-director, R. Madhavan, it’s a great time as his directorial debut – Rocketry, The Nambi Effect, is loved both by the audience and critics. The hard work that he has put into his dream has finally paid off.
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In the film, Madhavan plays the role of Nambi Narayanan, a former Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) scientist and aerospace engineer known for developing efficient liquid fuel engines and who later got embroiled in a spy scandal. Apart from directing it, Madhavan also wrote and produced the film.
Madhavan recently took to social media to share a screenshot of a media report that said the biographical drama had gained an IMDb rating of 9.2, topping the charts. He reacted to the news by writing, “Wowwwweeee”.
Wowwwweeee.🚀🚀❤️❤️🙏 pic.twitter.com/x33iAlVePl— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) July 3, 2022
However, the rating went up to 9.3 in a matter of a few hours and he posted the update by writing, “R Madhavan’s ‘Rocketry’ witnesses growth at Box Office, tops IMDB chart with 9.2 rating.. 9.3 now.”
R Madhavan’s ‘Rocketry’ witnesses growth at Box Office, tops IMDB chart with 9.2 rating.. 9.3 now🙏🙏😀😀❤️❤️🚀🚀 https://t.co/XAfJakOJv4— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) July 4, 2022
The current rating stands at 9.3 which no Indian film has, as of now.
Madhavan took to social media to celebrate his achievement with his followers. And, his fans were quick to reply that he totally deserved it and people who watched mentioned it’s indeed a masterpiece. The total box office collection of Rocketry after three days is Rs 8.4 crore, according to a report by India Today.
Fans couldn’t resist but compared Rocketry with Vivek Agnihotri’s The Kashmir Files which also got an initial rating of 9.9 and gained momentum because of word of mouth from the public despite starting slow at the BO. Here’s what they said.
true stories made from heart are always success.. like #TheKashmirFiles
cc: @vivekagnihotri— TresVida Charm🇮🇳 (@TresVida18) July 4, 2022
@anupamachopra @IndianExpress— Anirudh Thakur 🇮🇳 (@AnirudhThakur18) July 4, 2022
Good that inspite of baised opinions of certain media houses or so called entitled film experts who rated ‘kashmir files’ and ‘Rocketry’ down public/IMDB has given reply.
May more films which tells us the truth rather than “fakery” movie are made
Told you , people are your biggest supporter.— sumit mishra (@sumitmi78035752) July 4, 2022
Thank you for showing the reality. cried during watching it . Masterpiece ❣️♥️ #Rocketry— Raj Rajeshwari Bhati (@RajRajeshwariB1) July 4, 2022
IMDb may decrease this rating later. But the word of mouth will take people to watch it in the theaters.— Sumit Shekhar (@talkshekhar) July 4, 2022
A lot of stars from Bollywood and south cinema are also sharing posts about the movie and congratulating Madhavan. Even superstar Rajinikanth called it a ‘must-watch’. Taking to Twitter, Rajinikanth called it ‘a must watch’, especially for the youth. He also congratulated Madhavan on his directorial debut adding that his work was at par with the best directors.
He wrote in the post, “Rocketry is a must watch movie for everyone – especially the youth. For the space research development of our country. Mr. Padma Bhushan, who suffered many hardships and made sacrifices. Madhavan has proved himself to be at par with the best directors in his first film as a director by portraying the story of Nambi Narayanan very realistically. My thanks and appreciation to him for giving me such a movie.”
It must be noted that the rating may drop and fluctuate in the future since it’s just been a weekend since the release and the ratings are subject to viewers. However, it’s a celebratory feat for the whole team of Rocketry.
No one can deny that R Madhavan is a great actor. We hope his film will receive the appreciation and love that it deserves. In case you have already watched the movie, please share your comments in the section below.