This period drama chronicles the journey of two  extraordinary Indian physicist Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha (Jim Sarbh) and Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (Ishwak Singh)

The absorbing SonyLIV series tells the story of two men who were key drivers of India’s nuclear energy and space programmes.

As a character drama, Rocket Boys deftly balances the personal and professional worlds of its dual leads.

While the milder Sarabhai was more in touch with uplifting the lives of the unprivileged, it's through the ferocious Bhabha that Rocket Boys touches upon that eternal debate about great minds.

Rocket Boys brings alive the faces many Indians known only from textbooks and postage stamps and reflects on the characters' internal struggles, pursuits, and challenges. 

Rocket Boys is also smart enough to acknowledge that the opportunities that came their way, were partly thanks to their privilege.

Rocket Boys — set across three decades, the ‘40s, ‘50s, and ‘60s delivers in sketching out the world of pre- and post-Independence India.

It showcases the hopes, needs, aspirations, and demands of a brave new India.

But it's not always a pretty picture. With a mix of privileged kids in the picture, Rocket Boys shows how elitism paved over egalitarianism in democratic India.