R Madhavan is highly regarded as his directorial debut Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, in which his lead actor also receives good response from both audiences and critics. Superstar Rajinikanth also took his Twitter handle and congratulated R Madhavan and team for Rocketry. He also wrote a note praising the film, calling it a must-see.
Rajinikanth wrote a note that read: “Rocketry is a must see film for everyone – especially the youth. For the development of space research in our country
mr. Padma Bhushan, who endured many hardships and made sacrifices. Madhavan has proved in his first film as a director that he is on par with the best directors by portraying the story of Nambi Narayanan very realistically. My thanks and appreciation to him for giving me such a film.”