The dream project of actor R Madhavan, Rocketry: The Nambi Effectreleased in theaters on July 1. And a week later, in a Twitter exchange, Madhavan, who is also the film’s director-producer, said he was in no rush to release the film on the OTT platform.
Based on the eventful and also tragic life of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, who was falsely accused of espionage, the film has had a good run in theaters.
Amazon Prime Video announced today that it would be streaming the hit film starting July 26. Amazon Prime, which has its Prime Day in India on July 23 and 24, probably thought it appropriate to come up with a biggie for its shopping extravaganza. Amazon Prime Video always comes with an entertainment package that coincides with its shopping festival. Last year, the Prime Day platform came with an 8-day entertainment package. This year it had said it would announce two highly anticipated titles closer to Prime Day. Probably, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect is one of them.
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect – Hindi Version Cannot Be Streamed Now
Rocketry: The Nambi Effect stars R Madhavan in the lead role and is also his directorial debut. It features Simran, Ranjit Kapoor and a special cameo role of Suriya, among others. Prime members in India and in 240 countries and territories will be able to stream the film in Tamil from July 26, along with Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada dubs on the service. As you can see, the Hindi version of the film, which features a cameo from Shah Rukh Khan, has been postponed as it is still doing well on the Hindi circuit. So Madhavan is in a sense right about not releasing the film on OTT anytime soon. He was probably referring to the Hindi version.
This biographical drama is based on the life of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, who was charged with espionage and jailed in 1994. The film details his achievements, his passion for the country’s space mission, his dedication and the charge that ended up being the greatest personal and professional setback of his life. It is an emotionally charged human story.
“It is an incredible honor for me to be able to bring this story to life,” Madhavan said. “I’m truly humbled by all the love the film has already received and really excited to see what new milestones are next for our streaming film. Writing this role and guiding this incredible story of Nambi Sir was very crucial, and I’m excited that we can reach many more households to inspire, enlighten and entertain through Amazon Prime Video,” he added.
Prime Video is available in India at no extra cost with Prime membership for Rs 1499 per year or Rs 179 per month. New customers can learn more at www.amazon.in/prime and subscribe to a free 30-day trial.
Customers can also watch Rocketry: The Nambi Effect by subscribing to Prime Video Mobile Edition. Prime Video Mobile Edition is a mobile-only subscription currently available to Airtel Prepaid customers. In the Prime Video app, Prime members can download episodes on their mobile devices and tablets and watch them offline anywhere at no additional cost.