The teaser of R Madhavan starrer Rocketry – The Nambi Effect starts with Prime Minister Narendra Modi announcing the successful launch of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The first few seconds of the over one-minute long video give the figures of how many times Russia and America made failed attempts to reach the Mars orbit but India achieved it in the first attempt only and that too by spending lesser money.
Just when you begin to get the sense of pride in the big achievement of the nation, there comes a voice asking, “What if I say we could have achieved this twenty years ago only?” He continues, “My name is Nambi Narayanan. I spent 35 years in rocketry and 50 days in prison. My nation paid the price of those 50 days and this story is about that. It’s not about me.” The Mars Orbiter Mission, India’s first interplanetary spacecraft, entered the Mars orbit on September 24, 2014.