Rocketry Day 1 box office results for R Madhavan’s The Nambi Effect show promise

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The movie Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, directed by R. Madhavan, opened in theatres on Friday. The movie, which Madhavan both wrote and directed, got off to a strong start overseas. The movie outperformed all other Indian releases in the USA. The film entered Malaysia’s Top 10 charts.

“Among the new Indian movies, @ActorMadhavan’s #Rocketry tops at USA Box Office on Friday,” tweeted film trade analyst Ramesh Bala on Twitter. He wrote, “Both #Yaanai and #Rocketry have debuted in Top 10 in Malaysia yesterday..” in another tweet. Enjoyable weekend ahead.

The movie has a strong weekend advance booking in India. “@ActorMadhavan’s #Rocketry has launched with great reviews and WOM,” tweeted Bala. The weekend’s multiplex adv booking looks promising.

Feature producer and industry expert Girish Johar claimed that the Madhavan movie is “leaning towards a niche audience” and is not a “hardcore commercial film” prior to the movie’s premiere.

“The word is spreading well and favourably, especially down south. Rocketry will have a successful first weekend at the box office. The movie has been getting a lot of praise from the foreign community as well, so things are looking up. It should start out decently for the Hindi belt because word-of-mouth would be more important there, according to Johar, who spoke to indianexpress.com.

The movie received a 2.5-star rating from Shubhra Gupta of The Indian Express. R Madhavan makes you believe in the character, but the writing is stodgy, and the director doesn’t quite make up for it, she noted in her review.