Academy Award-winning composer A. R. Rahman on Friday, August 25, wished R. Madhavan after his directorial debut, Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, won Best Film at the 69th National Film Awards. The hit music director congratulated the leading actor-filmmaker and recollected the experience of watching the film based on the life of scientist and aerospace engineer S. Nambi Narayanan, and said that he liked it "better than" Christopher Nolan's Oppenheimer, which opened in cinemas worldwide in July. Sharing a picture of Madhavan and Nambi Narayanan taken in Cannes in 2022, A. R. Rahman posted, "Congrats Madhavan 🚀….I still remember the impact of your movie watching at Cannes ….have to confess now (great timing🥸)… I liked yours better than #Oppenheimer" (sic)
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— A.R.Rahman (@arrahman) August 25, 2023
Madhavan extended his gratitude to A. R. Rahman and reposted his post saying that he was at a loss for words sharing that he was motivated beyond what he thought he was capable of, adding that the celebrated composer's words were overwhelming to the Rocketry team. He wrote, "Oh my God. Sir, you're always been one of the greatest inspirations for me but today I am speechless and most importantly motivated way beyond what I thought I was capable of. You are incredible sir in every sense of the word and we at Team Rocketry cannot begin to tell you what this means to us. God bless you sir and totally humbled and touched." (sic)
Oh my God sir you’re always been one of the greatest inspiration for me but today I am speechless and most importantly motivated way beyond what I thought I was capable of . You are incredible sir in every sense of the word and we at Team Rocketry cannot begin to tell you what… https://t.co/ifqQH67MQN— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) August 26, 2023
After Rocketry: The Nambi Effect was announced as the Best Film at the 69th National Films Awards on Thursday, August 24, Madhavan wrote a detailed and heart-warming moving note in support of the team. He wrote, "Today is an overwhelming day for Team Rocketry, and everybody involved with this film. Getting the national award for the Best Feature film has given us the belief that Nambi Narayanan Sir will finally get the recognition he so richly deserves, and that has been our only mission. The love of the audience around the world and the recognition bestowed upon us today has completely humbled me and I do not take this lightly. This has inspired me to give even more of myself to this wonderful profession I am in, and I hope to entertain all of you, as best as I can in the years to come. My heartfelt and BIG Congratulations to all the other National award winners and contenders who have put an extraordinary effort to get this recognition and come this far. On behalf of Team Rocketry and my family, our deepest gratitude to the Jury, Nambi sir and most IMPORTANTLY the film goers and audiences for the incredible recognition and honor. Jai Hind ❤️❤️🙏🙏🚀🚀#nationalfilmawards2023"