Aadujeevitham, the Malayalam survival drama written and directed by National Award winner Blessy and starring Prithviraj Sukumaran in the lead, will finally hit theatres on April 10, 2024, after a long wait.
Based on the eponymous novel by Benyamin, the film also stars Hollywood actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, Amala Paul and Arab actors Talib al Balushi and RikAby.
Aadujeevitham (The Goat Life, an Epic Tale of the Greatest Survival Adventure), follows the true story of the life of a young man Najeeb, who in the early 90s migrates from Kerala in search of fortunes in Saudi Arabia.
Academy Award winner A. R. Rahman composed the original score and songs of the movie, while Resul Pookkutty is the sound designer.
Speaking about the movie, which is made for a global audience, Blessy said, “The greatest challenge in front of me was that 'The Goat Life' is a subject with universal appeal and I would have to stay truthful to its narrative style. The novel is based on some real incidents and I want to captivate the viewers with each moment that something as unbelievable happened to someone. Truth has never been so much stranger than fiction. The scale of the movie demands to be felt within the confines of a theatre and we are excited to bring this magnum opus to audiences around the world.”
The movie will be released in five languages—Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada.