Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, directed by R Madhavan, hit theatres on Friday. The movie follows the adventures of rocket scientist Nambi Narayanan, who is played by Madhavan. Suriya and Shah Rukh Khan both make brief appearances in the film as a journalist questioning Nambi, which was simultaneously shot in Tamil, Hindi, and English. Excited Shah Rukh fans have reacted to his comeback to the big screen after nearly four years.
Fans tweeted that even though Shah Rukh Khan’s role was short, it was impactful. One fan tweeted, “Shah Rukh Khan’s presence in anything can make that thing look 100 times better! king for a reason! glad to see him on big screens back. doesn’t matter the duration.”
Shah Rukh sported a bearded look in Rocketry, to which one fan said, “Felt like Kabir Khan is back”.
Before Rocketry, Shah Rukh’s last appearance on screen was in his 2018 film Zero. Many fans took to Twitter detailing that it was good to see him back. One fan wrote, “After 42 months 184 weeks 1288 days 30898 hours 1853901 minutes 111234082 seconds !! Watching #ShahRukhKhan on BIG SCREEN !! @iamsrk @ActorMadhavan thank u #RocketryTheNambiEffect #Rocketry #Madhavan witnessing the story of #NambiNarayanan !! Goosebumps.”
— Review Bollywood ™ (@ReviewBollywoo1) July 1, 2022
Seeing megastar #ShahRukhKhan on Big screen after 42 Months , 184 weeks & 1288 days 🥺
Felt like Kabir khan is back Shah Rukh Khan! ❤️
— ARFAT SRK FAN (@iam_arfatSRKian) July 2, 2022
After 1288 days of inactivity… HE'S BACK TO RULE INDIAN CINEMA. pic.twitter.com/Rc5lEf977s
— SRK&Nush❦ (@errejkappa18) July 1, 2022
— Ann (@Eliza_Anns) June 30, 2022
Shah Rukh Khan’s next film Pathaan, which also stars Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, releases in January 2023. He also has Atlee’s Jawan and Rajkumar Hirani’s Dunki up for release in 2023.