After a successful first season, Sony LIV’s popular biographical drama series Rocket Boys is set to return with its second season. The series, directed by Abhay Pannu and premiered on February 4, 2022, has received rave reviews from fans and critics. Nikhil Advani, the series creator, known for popular films such as Kal Ho Na Ho, Patiala House, Hero, and Batla House, confirmed a few days after Season 1’s release that there would be a Rocket Boys Season 2 coming out soon.
Rocket Boys Season 2 Star Cast
The majority of the original cast makes a comeback for Rocket Boys season 2, including Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh as Dr. Homi Jehangir Bhabha and Vikram Sarabhai, respectively. The supporting cast will also return for their respective roles, including Regina Cassandra as Vikram’s wife Mrinalini Sarabhai, Saba Azad as Parvana Irani, Rajat Kapur as Jawaharlal Nehru, Dibyendu Bhattacharya as Raza Mehdi, Arjun Radhakrishnan as APJ Abdul Kalam.
Rocket Boys Web Series Cast
- Arjun Radhakrishnan as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
- Darious Shroff as Jehangir Bhabha
- Dibyendu Bhattacharya as Raza Mehdi portraying Meghnad Saha or Basanti Dulal agchaudhuri
- Ishwak Singh as Dr. Vikram Sarabhai
- Jim Sarbh as Dr. Homi J. Bhabha
- C. Shankar as Vishwesh Mathur
- Mark Bennington as Robert Crowley
- Namit Das as Prosenjit Dey
- Neha Chauhan as Kamla Chowdhry
- Rajeev Kachroo as JRD Tata
- Rajit Kapur as Jawaharlal Nehru
- Regina Cassandra as Mrinalini Sarabhai, Vikram’s wife
- Saba Azad as Parwana Irani a.k.a Pipsy
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Plot of the Series
As you are already aware of the main storyline, the web series revolves around the extraordinary Indian scientists Dr. Homi J Bhabha and Dr. Virkam Sarabhai. The r is about the thirty golden years in the Indian history being an independent nation.
The series highlights the journey of the Indian scientists and all the unprecedented incidents of these two geniuses who transformed India with their realistic visions. Dr. Bhabha is the one who also engineered India’s nuclear programme while Dr. Sarabhai established the Indian space programme.
|Series Name||Rocket Boys Season 2|
|Rocket Boys Release Date||2022|
|Direction by||Abhay Pannu|
|Show Type||Web Series|
|Genre||Crime , Drama , History|
|Running time||35-40 Minutes per episode|
|Cast||Jim Sarbh, Ishwak Singh, Anjanikumar Khanna, and Sanjay Bhatia|
About Rocket Boys Season 2
Emmy Entertainment has produced the film, written by Nikhil Advani and his sister Monisha Advani and directed by Roy Kapur. Siddharth Roy Kapur’s Roy Kapur Films collaborated on the project.
Nikhil Advani told the media that the second season of Rocket Boys is in development and that the primary goal of making the series was to tell people about the real heroes of India’s history.
The series was renewed for a second season shortly after the first season’s debut. He revealed that the crew shot both seasons simultaneously and that they would take a well-earned break before returning to work on the post-production process of Rocket Boys Season 2, which is now underway.
Rocket Boys 2 OTT Release Date
The long-running program Rocket Boys Season 2 will return to Sony LIV soon and is projected to produce 8 seasons like the first season. Despite there has been no official announcement about the release date of Rocket Boys season 2, it should arrive shortly because they have already teased the premiere with a preview on August 15th.
Quick Recap of Rocket Boys Season 1
Ep1: “War and Peace” (Dr. Homi Bhabha and Dr. Vikram Sarabhai recall their initial encounter when they had a different opinions about the ongoing conflict).
Ep2: “It’s Like Gravity” (As Homi and Vikram become closer friends, an unforeseen problem gets in their way, leading them to cross paths with some people who will change their lives forever).
Ep3: “The Greater Good” (Homi and Vikram begin their journey down two separate paths to achieve their dreams).
Ep4: “A Tryst with Destiny” (Homi and Vikram, two emerging leaders of the new Independent country, share their vision for the future. A new face comes to light while a threat lurks in the shadow).
Ep5: “The Outsider” (Homi and Vikram face criticism in their personal and professional lives).
Ep6: “A Democratic Process” (The ideas and ambitions of the main characters are challenged by a fierce rebellion. They must choose a path that they deem fit, even if it means sacrificing everything they believe in).
Ep7: “We are at War” (Another fantasy enters acceleration, but an approaching war may destroy it all).
Ep8: “A New Dawn” (As the country begins to heal from the war, the great men come together for one showdown. They must do the impossible).
Compared to the previous season Rocket Boys Season 2 will be better in terms of storyline and plot.
Acclaims and Reaction from Public
Amrita Shah, author of Vikram Sarabhai – A Life, criticized the series for fictionalized events that distort history and ignorant depiction of India’s technological programs in space and nuclear energy. Furthermore, she states that there is a lack of depth and nuance when representing Sarabhai’s character which diminishes his significance.
Journalist Gita Aravamudan found the series to be a reduction of iconic Indian scientists into Bollywood stereotypes that falsified significant events and dates. She co-authored ISRO: A Personal History with her husband, Ramabhadran Aravamudan, which tells the true story of Indian nuclear and space programs. The fictionalized screen version ignores scientific and technical aspects in favor of a fluffier narrative. However, nothing can be said about Rocket Boys Season 2.
The series was well-received by critics and fans, emphasizing the acting, directing, and screenplay. The Times of India gave the show a 3.5 rating and called it a “dazzling tribute to India’s scientific luminaries.” They also stated that the show is fascinating from beginning to end.
The lead actors, Jim Sarbh and Ishwak Singh, and the ensemble cast, do a fantastic job depicting the scientific community’s accomplishments in launching India’s atomic and space programs.
The Quint gave Rocket Boys four and a half stars, with Shefali Deshpande calling it “the type of material the Oscars and BAFTA peep for.” They also said that the excellent acting, storytelling, direction, and music, as well as actual footage from back in the day paired with sound to match it, make this show a winner.
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