SonyLIV has been a game-changer of sorts with exemplary stories that they have been getting on board. After shows like Scam 1992, Maharani, Avrodh, and Undekhi, SonyLIV is now retelling the stories of the sauces of India’s nuclear physicists, Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai.View this post on Instagram
We are surely excited about the show and it will be interesting to see how Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh add lives to their characters who are known to be great achievers in their eras.
Here’s all we know about the show and what the actors think of their characters in the show:
1. The show is created by Nikkhil Advani, Roy Kapur Films, and Emmay Entertainment. Rocket Boys has been directed by Abhay Pannu. The release date of Rocket Boys is yet to be announced.
2. The show will delve deeper into the stories of Homi Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai and celebrate their journeys to success. They wrote history and it will be interesting to see their stories on the OTT screen.
3. For the unversed, Homi Bhabha the first to do a proper quantum theoretic calculation of the process of electron-positron annihilation and creation – one of the basic processes in quantum electrodynamics using Dirac’s theory. He was also the first one to tell that cosmic rays move at speeds close to that of light and are the best place to verify the conclusions of Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. He was the founding director of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in 1945 and Trombay Atomic Energy Establishment (later renamed Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, in his memory). There is a lot that we need to know about him and Rockey Boys will be retracing all that he has achieved in his lifetime.
4. Jim Sarbh will be stepping into the shoes of Homi Bhabha and his first look has been shared with us. Talking about his character in the show, he said, “Indian entertainment is about to explode with new material, and 'Rocket Boys' is a project that will, hopefully, be a part of the new wave of how shows are conceived, created, and consumed. Taking on the role of Homi Bhabha is extremely special, partly because of our shared Parsi heritage, but mostly because of the interesting, driven, Renaissance man he was. His dedication to scientific process and discovery, not least of which are his legacy of world-class scientific institutions, his notes on art and culture, and his ability to have a good laugh, make him a delicious character to play. I consider it a privilege to play him, and to be a part of this wonderfully researched and written show, and I am looking forward to its premiere on SonyLIV."
5. Well, Vikram Sarabhai is widely known as the ‘father of the Indian space programme’. He helped establish the Indian space agency, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and led it as chairman. Sarabhai was largely responsible for the establishment and development of India’s nuclear power plants. It will be interesting to know how he carried forward Bhabha’s work in nuclear space after his death.
6. Ishwak Singh who got limelight with Pataal Lok will be playing the role of Vikram Sarabhai. Sharing about the character and show, he said, “We often hear about biopics on sportspersons and freedom fighters, but the concept of 'Rocket Boys', on the life of India's science heroes, really grabbed my attention when I heard the script for the first time. As a youngster, I was always fascinated by stories of space and what lies beyond the sky. By playing the role of Vikram Sarabhai, who laid the foundation for India's space programme by facilitating the establishment of the Indian Space Research Organization, I feel I will help other enthusiasts like me to know Sarabhai and his accomplishments a little better. 'Rocket Boys' marks my second project with Nikkhil Advani, and I am very excited about being a part of a show that revisits a glorious chapter of India's history and pride.”
Here’s his first look:
It does look exciting. Will you be interested in knowing the stories of the two important people of Indian history?