“Aadujeevitham”: A Cinematic Journey Through Survival and Resilience

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The much-anticipated film “Aadujeevitham,” also known as “The Goat Life,” is set to grace the silver screens on March 28, 2024. Directed by the acclaimed filmmaker Blessy, this survival drama is an adaptation of Benyamin’s celebrated Malayalam novel of the same name.

The Tale of Najeeb’s Odyssey

At the heart of “Aadujeevitham” is the harrowing tale of Najeeb Muhammad, portrayed by the versatile Prithviraj Sukumaran. The story unfolds the life of a Malayali immigrant laborer in Saudi Arabia, who finds himself ensnared in the desolate confines of a goat farm, far from the comforts of civilization.

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A Production Odyssey

The journey to bring “Aadujeevitham” to life has been an odyssey in itself. The project, which entered development in 2009, faced numerous challenges, including budget constraints and the search for a producer willing to back the ambitious vision. The film’s production spanned across years and continents, with principal photography taking place in the deserts of Wadi Rum, Jordan, and the Sahara, Algeria, as well as in Kerala, India.

Adujeevitham Cast

Directed byBlessy
Screenplay byBlessy
Based onAadujeevitham
by Benyamin
Produced by
Jimmy Jean-Louis
Steven Adams
StarringPrithviraj Sukumaran
CinematographySunil K. S.
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Music byA. R. Rahman
Production companies
Visual Romance Image Makers
Jet Media Production
Alta Global Media
Distributed by
Prithviraj Productions (Malayalam)
Red Giant Movies (Tamil)
Hombale Films (Kannada)
Mythri Movie Makers (Telugu)
AA Films (Hindi)
Release date28 March 2024

The Stranded Crew

In a twist that mirrors the film’s themes of survival, the crew found themselves stranded in the Jordan desert for 70 days due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s restrictions. Their eventual repatriation to India was part of the government’s evacuation program, Vande Bharat Mission.

The 3D Experience

Aadujeevitham Trailer Screenshots

“Aadujeevitham” is not just a film; it’s an experience, shot in 3D to immerse viewers in Najeeb’s stark reality. The film promises to be a visual spectacle, complemented by the musical genius of A. R. Rahman and the sound mixing prowess of Resul Pookutty.

Aadujeevitham Trailer

The Anticipation Builds

As the release date approaches, the anticipation for “Aadujeevitham” has reached a fever pitch. The trailer, released on March 9, 2024, offers a glimpse into the hard-hitting narrative and extraordinary visuals that await audiences.


“Aadujeevitham” is more than a film; it’s a testament to the human spirit’s indomitable will to survive against all odds. As we count down the days to its release, one thing is certain: “Aadujeevitham” is poised to be a landmark in Indian cinema, resonating with audiences worldwide.


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What are some other films directed by Blessy?

Blessy is a renowned Malayalam film director known for his impactful storytelling. Some of his notable films include:

Kaazhcha (2004): A poignant tale about an orphaned boy, a victim of the Gujarat earthquake, and his influence on a small-town film operator and his family.
Thanmathra (2005): This film depicts the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a middle-class government employee and his family.
Palunku (2006): A drama that explores the life of a farmer and the socio-economic changes around him.
Calcutta News (2008): A love story set against the backdrop of human trafficking in Kolkata.
Bhramaram (2009): A thriller featuring a man seeking revenge against those who falsely accused him of murder.
Pranayam (2011): A romantic drama that delves into the complexities of love and relationships in old age.
Kalimannu (2013): A film that centers around the theme of childbirth and the bond between mother and child.

Blessy’s films are often celebrated for their depth and the social issues they address. His upcoming film “The Goat Life” (2024) is highly anticipated.

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