This period drama chronicles the journey of two extraordinary Indian physicist
Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha
(Jim Sarbh) and
Dr. Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai
The absorbing SonyLIV series tells the story of two men who were
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
touches upon that eternal debate about great minds.
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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
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