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Rocket Boys: Homi Is Where The Heart Is

Rocket Boys: Homi Is Where The Heart Is

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…

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