69th National Film Awards: Madhavan's first statement after Rocketry: The Nambi Effect's big win, a special birthday treat for his mother

Madhavan statement after rocketry the nambi effect won best feature film at the 69th national awards - Tamil Movie Cinema News

R. Madhavan's Rocketry: The Nambi Effect won the Best Feature Film honor at the 69th National Film Awards on Thursday, August 24. The leading Tamil actor-filmmaker expressed his elation on social media for the big win by dropping the surprise news that the day is incidentally his mother's birthday making it furthermore special. In addition, he gave a shout-out to his father, including Nambi Narayanan, former scientist and aerospace engineer of the ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation), while also extending gratitude to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Anurag Thakur, Union I&B Minister. 

Reminiscing the journey of Rocketry: The Nambi Effect's streak in recognition from the 2022 Cannes Film Festival where it first premiered to its latest big honor, Madhavan revealed that he, Nambi Narayanan on whom the film is based, and the entire team were at a loss for words. Sharing a picture of himself along with his mother and a screengrab of Rocketry being announced as the Best Feature Film at the 69th National Awards, Madhavan wrote on X, "Wish you the Happiest Birthday yet Amma.. All yours, Appa’s and Nambi Sirs Blessings. A Heartfelt "Thank You" to all the jury members of the National Award, @MIB_India Shri @ianuragthakur Ji and all in his team. Thank you for the auspicious, beginning in Cannes. Team Rocketry and @NambiNOfficial  . I don’t know what to say. For once Truely speechless. 🙏🙏❤️❤️" (sic)

Rocketry: The Nambi Effect marked Madhavan's filmmaking debut and the popular Tamil actor hit it big in his opening innings on the director's chair, with the film simultaneously made in Tamil, Hindi, and English languages. The actor's wife Sarita Birje too expressed her joy at her husband's triumph and wrote on Instagram, "Gods Grace 🙏 At National Awards "Rocketry the Nami effect" gets the best feature film awards 🙏🙏🙏 thank you so much everyone for showering us with your good wishes & blessings 🙏 SO PROUD OF YOU MADDY @actormaddy ❤️ Thank you so much Nambi sir for believing in him @nambi661 .. congratulations Vijay @vijaymoolan , Anil & the entire Team of Rocketry ❤️❤️❤️" (sic)

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