Rocket Boys Review: Sky Is Just The Beginning For The Rocket Boys!!!

Rocket Boys Review: Sky Is Just The Beginning For The Rocket Boys!!!
Blessed are the countrymen who had scientific tempered people like Homi Bhabha, Vikram Sarabhai, Raza Mehdi and few more during India's Independence against the British. That powered with the then ruling party's vision to unlock the true potential of scientific growth leads to what we now see India as. The saga of the 2 spearheads in this quest - Dr. Homi Bhabha and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai - is blissfully depicted in The Rocket Boys. 

Right from the title sequence visualisation to its embedded Indian background score, the series keeps you glued to the screen for any visual / audio treat your way. The music by Achint Thakkar does it's magic incorporating the base theme notes in all the emotions presented. He has hit it right out of the park; just like he did with Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story (Sony LIV, 2020). Nikkhil Advani's creative skills organically blended with Abhay Pannu's direction skills. 

The ensemble cast of Ishwak Singh (Dr. Vikram Sarabhai), Regina Cassandra, (Mrinalini), Rajit Kapur (Jawaharlal Nehru) and few more known faces does an fantastic job portraying each character assigned. The show stopper however was Jim Sarbh playing Dr. Homi Bhabha. The Parsi in him just chameleoned himself to the great scientist. He seemed absolutely himself while playing Homi Bhabha. If you've not seen any pictures of Homi Bhabha and you've watched this series, chances are you'll remember Jim Sarbh as Homi Bhabha; just like the aura of Wagner Moura playing Pablo Escobar in Narcos (Netflix, 2015). 
The writing is slick, the screenplay is smooth and transitions well 1-2 years ahead whenever needed. 
While there might be some backlash stating that too much of personal lives of the 2 leads were shown rather than their work life, that probably was the purpose of the team. They wanted the audience to see these historical greats as humans and hence be inspired by them rather than portraying them as flawless shining successful individuals. 

There are a couple of scenes where the science does take a hit. However, since there aren't many of these, the once shown are somehow digestible. The color tone of the series is slightly off though like the whole thing is filmed in sepia mode. The only logical explanation for that would be to show the 1950s / 1960s aptly. 

If you are a science and scientific personnel fan, you'd love this one. If you aren't, you'll fall in love with science watching this!