The film, directed by Ananth Mahadevan, will be based on the ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan’s autobiography.

Madhavan thrilled to play ISRO Scientist Nambi Narayanan in next film
Flix Cinema Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 09:50

Actor R. Madhavan, last seen on screen in last year’s crime thriller Vikram Vedha, is gearing up to play the controversial ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan, who was framed in an espionage case and was later acquitted. The film, to be written and directed by Ananth Mahadevan, will be based on the ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan’s autobiography Ormakalude Brahmanapadam (In the Orbit of Memories) that was released last year on October 26th. In a media interaction earlier this year, Narayanan said he’s eagerly waiting to see Madhavan play him on screen.  

In his interview to Deccan Chronicle, Madhavan has opened up about the project. “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 further added that the film’s story will go into the life of Narayanan’s life without apology. The project, to be made in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, is slated to go on the floors very soon.

Meanwhile, Madhavan has completed shooing his portion for upcoming Telugu thriller Savyasachi, which also stars Naga Chaitanya. Madhavan plays an extended cameo in the film. Currently shooting for Tamil romantic drama Maara with his Vikram Vedha co-star, Maddy is expected to begin shooting for Nambi Narayanan biopic from this year-end. In an earlier chat with Times of India, he revealed that he's packing on pounds religiously for this role. He even said it's probably the most exciting project of his life. Madhavan will be seen playing the protagonist in different stages of his life, from the age of 27 to 75.

(Content provided by Digital Native) 

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