The story of the father of the Indian nuclear program, Homi Bhabha was actually one of the best series we could have got in the year 2023. The entire rocket boy series, may not have been accurate in many instances when we look at the history of India, but it was an amazing ride, which gave us a vivid view into the political situation of India, all the opposition India had to face to create its own atomic bomb, while other big powers back then had its own bomb and America was keen on never letting India make a bomb which would make them a big power and thorough enemy of them. Now after the first season of the show, we all knew that the story is headed in a direction where there won’t be much romance and comedy which used to be back there when Pipsy and Mrinalini were a main part of the show.
Though the boy whom we saw very less in action and whom almost all of us love and respect a lot, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam sir who was actually a student of Vikram Sarabhai, gets into a lot of action and becomes one of the main reasons that the first test of the atomic bomb which happened under the code name of smiling buddha happened in Pokhran back in 1974.
However, for all those who have watched the second season of the show, this time the story has been more complex as the action from America ends and the CIA has been more, and there we also get to see two notable deaths, one being of Dr. Homi Bhabha and the other being of Dr, Vikram Sarabhai and along with that many other questions have come up. So, we are going to cover the last mess up that happened in the 8th episode of the show, which was the finale episode and the one where the testing of the first peaceful nuclear explosion of India takes place and many other small questions that have come up in almost everyone’s mind.
Rocket Boys 2 Ending Explained
Moving towards the 8th episode of the show, firstly we will be giving you a brief about what has happened in the last few episodes, firstly we have seen Homi getting killed or murdered as we may say by Mathur who was actually working the CIA and basically, they were an organization who were in no way going to let Homi make a bomb or India in succeeding, however, it was veiled in the form of an airplane crash. Following that we also get to see The mysterious death of Vikram Sarabhai which was shown as a cardiac arrest and most of the chances say so, but it was at such a crucial point of his life that he finally took the decision to continue with Homi’s dream of making a bomb that it seems like some other story is behind it.
Now before going into the 8th episode of the show, we see a huge time gap which includes a 3-year gap after the death of Dr. Vikram Sarabhai who had the last initiative to make Homi’s dream come true. And already Indira Gandhi at that point in time had made it clear that the atomic bomb project will take place, so within those last three, years every reactor that was in question of making under the charge of Ramanna, took place the depleted uranium which was supposed to be mixed with thorium to make it still usable was done and many other reactors to keep the uranium coming was done so that finally we could reach the stage where the final project was to take place.
Now we move to Pokhran where finally after three, years the so-called well had been dug which was actually a big blow of dust into the eyes of the Americans. Now though the project didn’t have much time as it was done within the time Indira Gandhi could actually stop the Americans from reacting regarding it. There were many complications, the Americans came to know about everything as the previous day a small telegram from the office of the PMO made it clear that India was onto something and thus they ended up setting up a meeting with Indira Gandhi, but by then the team was already at Pokhran and all ready to test the bomb.
However, the ride wasn’t that easy as there was a sudden sandstorm in Pokhran and the entire project was at a halt even though the connection to the bomb was lost. However, kalam was the bomb who didn’t let Ramana call the project off while Indira was still trying to gather time for the project to be done. Kalam went to the bomb site and checked that the power has been lost and it was immediate advice of Ramana to use the battery from the jeep to jump-start the bomb. They do it immediately while the jeep and the military guy go away, and after everything is done, kalam along with his team member rush back to the testing safe house where it finally takes. The buddha finally smiles and the first atomic bomb trial takes place in Pokhran. Soon Indira gets the news, and they let the Americans know, which was beyond their control now, and finally, the dream of Homi and Sarabhai gets fulfilled.
Soon we also get to see that kalam is called to Delhi and maybe that will be the start of his big rise in his career.
What Was The Relationship Between Jawaharlal Nehru And Homi Bhabha?
All of those who have watched the series, Jawaharlal Nehru was addressed as bhai by Homi and that was something only he called him which surely indicates a special kind of bond between the two of them. even the will of Jawaharlal Nehru was informed to Homi before it was done to anyone else. Along with that, moving toward the relationship that was never explained, Nehru had a special liking for Homi and his vision. He had a big idea of making India so much able by itself that it won’t have to be scared of any big powers in the world, and that was something Jawaharlal Nehru thought too. Throughout all his projects Nehru helped him out and at some point, it was Nehru who ended up calling him and asking him to make India’s first atomic bomb.
Throughout that journey, we get to see the deep bond between Nehru and Homi and along with that, the relationship between Homi and Indira also flourishes which was like a very friendly relationship and nothing more than that. Other than this when Jawaharlal Nehru passed away, it was Homi who went to his place and helped Indira gain confidence that it was Jawaharlal Nehru’s wish to see Indira as his successor which paved the path for Shastri and soon Indira Gandhi.
Will There Be A Third Season Of Rocket Boys?
No, we can finally come to the conclusion that there will be no more seasons of the show the rocket boys as the final story have already been completed. The road of nuclear bombs in India has already been paved and the dreams of Vikram Sarabhai and Homi Bhabha have been fulfilled finally. Though there was a bit of expectation that we may get see a sequel of the series with the continuation regarding kalam’s future experiences and achievements, but that’s a far-fetched thing to think about right now. If you haven’t watched the rocket boys series still now, you should go and watch it right now.