Bibhu Prasad Ray

R Madhavan’s acting journey is no less than sheer brilliance. Be it 3 Idiots’ Farhan Qureshi, RHTMD’s lover boy Maddy or playing the role of ISRO scientist Nambi Narayan in Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, his performance has always touched the hearts of people. 

Recently, the RHTDM actor opened up about the role that changed his life. When asked about the role or film that changed his life, he said it was Rang De Basanti where he played a 9-minute short cameo of India Air Force pilot Ajay Singh Rathod, who died in a faulty plane crash.

“I was there in the film for exactly nine minutes but the film got referenced around that character. I realised the importance of a character and its portrayal. I learnt how if played, what impact a character can have,” he said.

“The influence that Rang De Basanti had on the entire country, with regard to the media as well as how the whole country got their voice after the film, that was quite something,” he added.

In 2022, he released his first movie as a director titled Rocketry: The Nambi Effect in which he plays the lead role. His brilliant performance helped him win his first National Award.

Rang De Basanti was a cult classic directed by noted director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra which stars Aamir Khan, Siddharth, Kunal Kapoor, Atul Kulkarni, Soha Ali Khan and Sharman Joshi in pivotal roles.