Cannes 2022: R. Madhavan's directorial debut Rocketry makes India proud, receives a thunderous 10 min. standing ovation

    Cannes 2022: R. Madhavan's directorial debut Rocketry makes India proud, receives a thunderous 10 min. standing ovation

    R Madhavan received a loud cheer and 10 minutes standing ovation at Cannes premiere. Read reviews from A.R. Rahman, Anurag Thakur and Prasoon Joshi.

    Cannes 2022: R. Madhavan's directorial debut Rocketry makes India proud, receives a thunderous 10 min. standing ovation

    India’s official entry for the Cannes Film Festival 2022 Rocketry : The Nambi Effect received a 10 minute long stand ovation after the movie directed by R. Madhavan premiered at the international stage.

    The premiere at Palais des Festivals was attended by the Indian contingent present at Cannes including Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur and A.R. Rahman apart from several international attendees who packed the screening hall.

    A video from the premiere has gone viral now where Madhavan who marks his directorial debut with the film as well as plays former ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) scientist Nambi Narayan in the film, takes the stage along with the scientist to receive the applause.

    The long delayed project is due for cinemas on July 1 and will be released in six languages Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi and English. A teaser of the film has already been released which impressed fans.

    Prasoon Joshi who attended the screening wrote, “Watched #Rocektry. A truthfully crafted film with a keen eye on the subject. Congrats dear @ActorMadhavan you have intensely and authentically lived Nambi Narayanan ji on screen. Meeting #ShriNambiNarayanan ji in person was a privilege and an honour .@arrahaman @IndiaAtCannes.”

    A.R. Rahman also gave a shoutout to the project after attending the premiere at Cannes and said, “Just watched #Rocketrythenambieffect at Cannes ..Take a bow @ActorMadhavan for bringing a new voice to Indian cinema #changeishere #respecttoIndianscientists.”

    Union Minster Anurag Thakur wrote, “ROCKETRY is Spellbinding & will leave the audience Speechless; it is a story the world must see. Congratulations @ActorMadhavan on capturing the soul of the story & sharing it w/ the world. World Premier: Rocketry at Marche Du Films @Festival_Cannes ‘IndiaCountry of Honour’.”

    Rocketry: The Nambi Effect also features Shah Rukh Khan in a cameo and also stars Phyllis Logan, Vincent Riotta and Ron Donachie.