Verdict: Film Critics have given Mixed Reviews to Rocketry: The Nambi Effect Movie Starring R. Madhavan, Simran, Rajit Kapur, Ravi Raghavendra, Muralidaran.
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect Reviews
Ratings: 5.8/10

Score: 61%
Reviews Counted: 31
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Director: R. Madhavan
Producer: Sarita Madhavan, R. Madhavan, Varghese Moolan, Vijay Moolan
Writer: R. Madhavan
Genre: Biographical, Drama
Release Date: 1 July 2022

Monika Rawal Kukreja | Hindustan Times: - | 8/10
R Madhavan is a one man army who puts up a spectacular, inspiring show ... Full Review

Ronak Kotecha | Times of India: 3.5/5 | 7/10
‘Rocketry’ takes off well, hits some turbulence on the way, but eventually soars high with real characters and moving moments that make it worth your while ... Full Review

Gautaman Bhaskaran | News18: 1/5 | 2/10
The first half of the movie seems like a physics class with so many science jargons thrown in that are both confusing and boring. It is awfully verbose and hardly cinematic ... Full Review

Anupama Chopra | Film Companion: - | 5/10
Full Of Zeal And Adventure, But Leaves You Wanting. In the process of being dramatized by Madhavan, the real-life story of Nambi Narayanan becomes more about jargon and jingoism ... Full Review

Rahul Desai | Film Companion: - | 6/10
Bigger Than Its Standard Biopic Template. R. Madhavan’s retelling of scientist Nambi Narayanan’s life is an inadvertent reminder that a government that abuses its power can reduce a hero to a victim ... Full Review

Akilan Nagarajan | Film Companion: - | 5/10
A Typical Indian Biopic That Respects Its Idol More Than Its Audience. The flash-forwards in the film may feel quite ornamental, but they do add some necessary energy to an otherwise linear narrative ... Full Review

Komal Nahta | Film Information: - | 5/10
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is a film with good intentions but it is very class-appealing. It has little for the masses as its technical jargon will make it difficult for them to understand and enjoy the drama ... Full Review

Shubra Gupta | The Indian Express: 2.5/5 | 5/10
R Madhavan film is a patchy effort; equal parts effective and over-the-top amateurish. R Madhavan makes you believe in the character, but the writing is stodgy, and the direction doesn’t quite make up for it ... Full Review

Saibal Chatterjee | NDTV: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Madhavan The Director Isn't In The Same League As Madhavan The Actor. Madhavan the actor does a fine job of traversing a spectrum of moods - from elation fuelled by the character's professional highs to anguish triggered by his plummet into ignominy ... Full Review

Bollywood Hungama: 3/5 | 6/10
ROCKETRY THE NAMBI EFFECT tells a shocking story of an ISRO genius and is embellished with an awardwinning performance by R Madhavan ... Full Review

Shubham Kulkarni | Koimoi: 3.5/5 | 7/10
R. Madhavan’s Artistic Dedication & Nambi Narayanan’s Awe-Inspiring Life Churn Out A Distinctively Educating Biopic. It is a story that must be told and heard! ... Full Review

The Hindu: - | 6/10
Madhavan’s intention is noble, but the film hits turbulence often. The first half feels like a science class, but the second, packs some emotional heft to ensure ‘Rocketry’ lands well ... Full Review

Sukanya Verma | Rediff: 3/5 | 6/10
Though Rocketry is never always as well-made as it is well-intended, there's wisdom to be found in an unfairly treated man's short and sweet concluding words -- a nation is only as great as our appreciation of the people who make it great ... Full Review

Uday Bhatia | Live Mint: - | 4/10
The Nambi Effect doesn't sell the science. Too often, R Madhavan's film on scientist Nambi Narayanan charges ahead when it should pause, reflect and explain ... Full Review

Nandini Ramnath | Scroll: - | 4/10
An important story of persecution that’s badly told ... Full Review

Devesh Sharma | Filmfare: 4/5 | 8/10
Madhavan lives and breathes the character, getting the nuances right. It's not easy being both the lead actor and the director but Madhavan achieves the desired trajectory on both fronts ... Full Review

Cinema Express: 3/5 | 6/10
Most biopics made in Indian cinema, especially if it is about living people, border on hagiographies. Nambi Narayanan’s story makes for a cautionary yet fascinating tale of how a bonafide national treasure was unceremoniously discarded on the sidelines for a long time ... Full Review

Cine Josh: - | 6/10
Considering all these aspects, Rocketry The Nambi Effect is a realistic portrayal without running after commercial colors. Madhavan worked hard to enlighten people about how the vested interests in the then Government treated its great scientist like Nambi Narayan for personal gains which impacted India skyrocketing into the space ... Full Review

Pankaj Shukla | Amar Ujala: 4/5 | 8/10
अगर आपमें सच का सामना करने की हिम्मत है तो ये फिल्म जरूर देखिए। फिल्म उन सभी युवाओं को तो जरूर ही देखनी चाहिए जो देश के लिए कुछ करना चाहते हैं लेकिन मुसीबतों से डरते हैं। यकीन मानिए नांबी नारायणन ने जो झेला है, उसके आगे बाकी हर मुसीबत बौनी है। ... Full Review

ABP Live: 4.5/5 | 9/10
फिल्म को माधवन ने ही लिखा है और डायरेक्ट किया है और इसके लिए माधवन की जितनी तारीफ की जाए कम है. माधवन ने इस कहानी को वैसे ही पेश किया जैसा करना चाहिए. फिल्म में उनकी ईमानदारी साफ झलकती है और यही इस फिल्म को और खूबसूरत बनाती है ... Full Review

CNBC TV18: - | 6/10
Madhavan’s labour of love is a one-man show. Despite being a biopic, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect breaks the usual template, forces us to ask difficult questions, and is careful enough to give no ready answers ... Full Review

India.com: 4/5 | 8/10
This story didn’t need to be made in a heroic manner. This was a heroic story that just needed a subtle treatment and Madhavan did justice to it. His confidence in his storytelling shows, and his acting capabilities just soar high ... Full Review

Baradwaj Rangan | Galatta: - | 5/10
Tries to do too much, resulting in very little insight into its protagonist ... Full Review

India Glitz: 3/5 | 6/10
'Rocketry' is remarkable in a number of ways. Don't expect visual grandeur. Watch it for the neat writing, and terrific performances ... Full Review

Lehren: 2.5/5 | 5/10
Packed With Fuel But Doesn’t Quite Land. Despite such wonderful material to play with, the narration of Nambi’s story is not engrossing ... Full Review

Shomini Sen | WIONews: - | 6/10
Madhavan makes an earnest effort to tell an important story about a man who put his country first and how he was let down despite his undying love for the nation. Without taking sides, the film subtly shows the flipside of being too passionate about work which often costs a family its happiness and peace ... Full Review

PinkVilla: 3/5 | 6/10
A well made biopic that documents the life of Nambi Narayanan in the best possible manner. Of course, the screenplay has its share of flaws as mentioned above, but you leave the hall feeling for all that the ace scientist had to face in his life ... Full Review

News9 Live: 1.5/5 | 3/10
Madhavan appears to have stuck to one source, Nambi Narayanan, without bothering himself with the pressures of any critical thought or insight. Bits of information are stacked on top of one another, only building a huge wall between the person Nambi is and the audience ... Full Review

123 Telugu: 3/5 | 6/10
Rocketry-The Nambi Effect is an emotional drama about how one of India’s famous scientists went through turmoil after being called a traitor. Madhavan’s one-man show and gripping second half are major assets of this film. If you ignore the slow pace in the first half, this film is decent and can be given a shot for its honest making ... Full Review

Newsbytes App: 2.5/5 | 5/10
R Madhavan is exceptional; sadly, the film isn't. Screenplay feels rushed; film wastes its own potential ... Full Review

The News Minute: 3/5 | 6/10
Madhavan stumbles through an intriguing real life story. If the film still strikes a chord somewhere despite all the bungling, it is because you know someone lived through this story. That alone makes it worth a watch ... Full Review