R Madhavan: Can’t think of anyone more qualified than my friend Ananth Mahadevan for Nambi Narayanan biopic

Madhavan and director Ananth Madhavan have been friends and associates since the 90s after they worked together on Maddy’s serial in Hindi.

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Actor R Madhavan, who has acted in many Tamil and Bollywood films, will next be seen in a biopic on scientist Nambi Narayanan who was known bis breakthroughs in rocket science. To be directed by Ananth Mahadevan, the biopic will be a trilingual and will portray the complete life of the renowned scientist. Speaking about the film, Madhavan says that they are exploring the complete life of Nambi Narayanan without skipping any part of it. “We are determined to do justice to the extraordinary life of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan. He is one of the many unsung heroes of our country who deserves to be anointed with a worthy film. And I can’t think of anyone more qualified than my friend Ananth Mahadevan. He has researched Narayanan’s life thoroughly before getting down to making the film,” Madhavan was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle.

Madhavan and Ananth Madhavan have been friends and associates since the 90s after they worked together on Maddy’s serial in Hindi. Speaking about it, Maddy says, “We worked together on the very successful serial Ghar Jamai way back in 1997 where I played Satish Shahji’s Tamilian son-in-law. And now, here we are together again. Small world, isn’t it?

Nambi Narayanan

The actor also adds that they have done so much homework on Nambi Narayanan that both, the director and himself, can now build a rocket. “Just like Nambi Narayanan, I’ve learnt to construct a rocket from scratch. In fact, both my director Ananth and I can build a rocket if we need to,” he added further.

Last seen in Vikram Vedha, Madhavan will be doing a biopic for the first time in his career and the choice of the personality has been unique. While many film industries have chosen cricketers and actors for the biopics, Maddy’s choice of going with a ISRO scientist is being commended by many.

Source: Deccan Chronicle

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