R Madhavan’s drastic transformation for Rocketry: The Nambi Effect will leave you speechless

Bollywood actor R Madhavan is gearing up for his next venture Rocketry: The Nambi Effect. The film will be based on Indian scientist and aerospace engineer S. Nambi Narayanan.

R Madhavan's drastic transformation for Rocketry

For his part in the movie, Madhavan has got into the skin of ISRO scientist and his drastic transformation will leave you speechless.

Recently, the 48-year-old actor took to his social media and a collage showing his final transformation for the film with the caption,  “After 14 hrs on the chair.. Who is who is WHO? #rocketryfilm.”


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After 14 hrs on the chair.. Who is who is WHO???🙏🙏🙏🚀🚀 #rocketryfilm @tricolourfilm @media.raindrop @vijaymoolan

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R Madhavan’s drastic transformation for Rocketry

Madhavan had earlier shared a video post on his Instagram page showing him getting a makeover, and he described the whole procedure as, “When getting in the character take 2 years and getting the look in place take 14 hrs on the chair.”

In the picture, the 48-year-old actor looks like a doppelganger of Nambi Narayanan.

Talking about his look, Madhavan, who worked on his looks for the film for about two and a half years, said, “The process took painfully long, about two days of sitting on a chair for 14 hours at a stretch. Initially, it looked easy, but later I realised how tough it was on the body.”

Adding to it, he said, “The look is half the battle won. The other half was really tough because the age group I am playing is around 70-75. Mr Nambi is a very good looking man and he has got his own charm and charisma so it took me around two and a half years to actually imbibe him and learn how to walk like him. It wasn’t easy, and it’s probably one of the toughest looks and characters I’ve had to pull off.”

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Nambi Narayanan was a senior official at ISRO and was charged with espionage in 1994. CBI dismissed the charges against him in 1996 and in 1998, Supreme Court declared him not guilty.

The biopic is being produced by Tricolour Films in association with Vijay Moolan Talkies and Saffron Ganesha Entertainment. Rocketry: The Nambi Effect will be a trilingual in English, Hindi and Tamil and will be shot extensively across India, Princeton, Scotland, France and Russia.

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