Modi says ‘scientists made great sacrifices for country’


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday complimented actor turned director R Madhavan for his upcoming sci-fi biographical film ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’.

”Happy to have met you and the brilliant Nambi Narayanan Ji. This film covers an important topic, which more people must know about. Our scientists and technicians have made great sacrifices for our country, glimpses of which I could see in the clips of Rocketry,” the PM said in a tweet.

The film is based on the life of scientist and aerospace engineer S. Nambi Narayanan.

The actor along with Nambi Narayanan recently visited the Prime Minister to speak about the film.

Divulging details of his meetup, Madhavan wrote in the caption, “A few weeks ago, @NambiNOfficial and I had the honour of calling on PM @narendramodi. We spoke on the upcoming film #Rocketrythefilm and were touched and honoured by PM’s reaction to the clips and concern for Nambi ji & the wrong done to him. Thank you for the privilege sir.”

Replying to Madhavan’s tweet, PM Modi appreciated the meeting that was held for discussing the upcoming project which is based on highlighting the great sacrifices that scientists have made for the country.

The nail-biting trailer of the film was dropped on April 1 which was well received by both audience and the critics.

As a senior official at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Narayanan was in charge of the cryogenics division. In 1994, he was falsely charged with espionage and arrested. The charges were dismissed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in 1996, and the Supreme Court declared him not guilty in 1998.

“Rocketry: The Nambi Effect” will release in Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, English and Kannada languages.


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