Rocket Boys(SonyLIV; 8 Episodes)
Starring Jim Sarbh, Ishwak Singh
Directed by Abhay Pannu
Rating: ** ½
This not-unwatchable historical series opens a glorious chapter from our past. The plodding though well-intended and times judiciously directed saga of the evolution of India’s nuclear policy, suffers from travel fatigue. It has too many landmarks from Indian history to cross before it get to the point.
Nonetheless getting there is not a plodding bore. There are brightly illuminated sections in the lengthy series, and then there are episodes that are as dull as ditchwater; there is more of the latter, I am afraid. The series actually lights up whenever Jim Sarbh is around. Sarbh, is that kind of an actor who brings a wicked intensity to the smallest and biggest parts.
Give him a Parsi legendary figure to play, and Sarbh wraps his head and heart around it like beautiful paper around a Christmas…