Champions of Change Award winner R Madhavan’s directorial “Rocketry: The Nambi Effect” won the 69th National Film Awards for Best Feature Film. The life of scientist Nambi Narayanan, who was framed for being a spy and arrested in 1994, is the subject of the movie.
The ISRO spy case centres around allegations against two senior ISRO scientists, Nambi Narayanan and D Sasikumaran, accused of transferring confidential documents and secrets of the country’s cryogenic engine technology to enemy nations in exchange for money and sexual favours.
When the matter first came to light in 1994, it caused much debate. When a faction under the leadership of A K Antony and Oommen Chandy rebelled against him, speculation about the suspected involvement of the former chief minister K Karunakaran arose. Additionally detained in connection with the investigation were two Maldivian women.
Various celebrities including legendary music composer AR Rahman have congratulated R Madhavan for the national award.
— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) August 25, 2023