R Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect defames ISRO with lies about Nambi Narayanan, say former scientists
At least 90% of the data claimed in R Madhavan’s Rocketry: The Nambi Effect regarding ISRO are incorrect, according to a group of former ISRO scientists.
The assertions made by former ISRO scientist Nambi Narayanan in the film “Rocketry: The Nambi Effect” and through different media networks, according to a number of former ISRO scientists, were untrue and amounted to defamation of the space agency.
On August 24, the media gathered with the LPSE Director Dr. A. E. Muthunayagam, Project Director Prof. E. V. S. Namboothiri, Deputy Director D. Sasikumaran,
and other former ISRO scientists to “debunk” the allegations made in the film. He authored, produced, and directed the biographical drama about aeronautical engineer Nambi Narayanan, who is played in the movie by actor R Madhavan.
“We feel forced to educate the public about certain realities as a result of Nambi Narayanan’s slander of ISRO and other scientists in the movie Rocketry:
The Nambi Effect and on television. He is not, as he says, the founder of several businesses. He was said to have corrected A P J Abdul Kalam in the movie, who would go on to become president of India. Furthermore inaccurate “ex-scientists reported.
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They claimed to have consulted S. Somanath, the current ISRO chairman, on the falsities contained in the film. The researchers disproved Narayanan’s assertion in the film that his detention caused a delay in India’s purchase of cryogenic technology.
They claimed that ISRO started working on cryogenic technology in the 1980s under the direction of E V S Namboothiri.
“Narayanan was not having any relation with the effort,” they said. According to the group of former scientists, the film exaggerates at least 90% of ISRO-related subjects.
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“In addition, we discovered that Narayanan had claimed in several media outlets that everything in the movie was true. Furthermore, many scientists are concerned that Narayanan is taking credit for many of their achievements “they asserted.
The allegations made by the former scientists were not immediately addressed by Narayanan or the film’s makers. In 2018, the Supreme Court mandated a review of the Kerala police’s performance in the 76-year-old Narayanan’s espionage case against the ISRO.
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After holding Narayanan for more over two months, the CBI concluded that the espionage case against him was unfounded. It was claimed that two scientists and four other persons, including two Maldivian women,
sold key space programmes to foreign nations in the 1994 espionage case that included the state.
The CBI took over the case after the state police had ended their first investigation, which had produced no evidence of the suspected espionage.
The then-chief minister, the late K Karunakaran, was attacked by the Congress as a result of the scandal, and as a result, he ultimately resigned. Politics also played a role in the scandal. The incident provided the Left with an opening to criticise the previous Congress government.