Directed byBlessy
Written byBlessy
Based onAadujeevitham
by Benyamin
StarringPrithviraj Sukumaran
CinematographyK. U. Mohanan
Edited byA. Sreekar Prasad
Music byA. R. Rahman
Visual Romance

Aadujeevitham (transl. Goat days) is an upcoming Indian Malayalam-language adventure drama film written and directed by Blessy. It is an adaption of the novel of the same name, Aadujeevitham by Benyamin. The film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran as Najeeb, an Indian immigrant worker in Saudi Arabia. Resul Pookutty is the sound designer. A. Sreekar Prasad is the editor, the cinematography is by K. U. Mohanan, while the original score and soundtrack are composed by A. R. Rahman.[1]



The film was shot in 3D format. Principal photography began on 1 March 2018 in Thiruvalla, Kerala. The flashback scene before Najeeb began his miserable life in Saudi Arabia was shot in the Kerala schedule. Major portion of the film was to be shot at desert places. The whole film was planned as to complete shooting in 150 days and spanning 18 months.[2] After shooting in Thiruvalla and Palakkad, the Kerala schedule was completed by April first week. The remaining shoots were completed in the Wadi Rum deserts of Jordan by May 2020.

Prithviraj, Blessy and team went to Jordan for the shooting of the film in March 2020 and was shortly after suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The department of Non Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA) on 03 April 2020 approached the Indian embassy in Jordan to enquire about film crew stranded in the country amid the coronavirus lockdown. The embassy contacted the filmmakers and inquired about the well-being of the crew. As the film crew decided to stay on for the shoot, the embassy has assured the state government's assistance for the crew in every manner possible.[3][4]

Filming is expected to start in April 2022 from Sahara desert in Algeria and continue for 40 days. After completing shooting in Algeria will move to Jordan and continue to shoot for another 35 days.By June they are planning to complete the entire shoot.[5]


The film score and soundtrack are composed by A. R. Rahman.

The recording for the Vijay Yesudas track has been completed already. [6]


  1. ^ "After 25 years, AR Rahman to return to Malayalam film industry with Prithviraj's Aadujeevitham". 17 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Aadujeevitham begins". Deccan Chronicle. 2 March 2018. Retrieved 2 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Aadujeevitham Film crew stuck".
  4. ^ "Prithviraj Sukumaran's 'Aadujeevitham' team stuck in Jordan".
  5. ^ https://www.manoramaonline.com/movies/movie-news/2022/04/05/prithviraj-resumes-aadujeevitham-shoot.html. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  6. ^ "AR Rahman records a track for Aadujeevitham". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 13 November 2019.