Madhavan tells fascinating stories about outstanding leaders in science and technology.
R Madhavan, whose directorial debut ‘Rocketry: The Nambi Effect’ will have its international premiere at Cannes on Thursday, talks about the incredible stories of great individuals in science and technology that have been overlooked in Indian film.
During a panel discussion at the India Forum in Cannes, he expressed his thoughts as follows: “We have such incredible tales in science and technology, from Aryabhatta to Sundar Pichai. We’re not creating movies about them, but they are an inspiration to young people all across the world. They have more admirers than these celebrities and performers.”
Union minister Anurag Thakur, filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, lyricist, and CBFC chairperson Prasoon Joshi, and American journalist Scott Roxborough accompanied the actor.
The actor also praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of a New India, saying, ‘When the Prime Minister of India began his tenure, he introduced micro-economy and digital money.’ There was a worldwide uproar, a consensus among economists that “this is not going to work. This is a catastrophe.
When asked how he planned to encourage farmers and illiterate people in tiny communities to use smartphones, he said, In a few years, the entire story changed, and India became one of the world’s largest consumers of micro-economy, and do you know why? It’s because the farmers didn’t need to be taught how to use a phone to find out if they had received their money and to whom they had paid it. This is New Delhi.