Aadu 2 for this Christmas
Generally it is very rare for an unsuccessful movie to have a sequel but Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyanu is an exception. Yes, Aadu 2 is finally happening.
Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyanu directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas was released in 2015. The movie was a commercial failure but found huge popularity after the DVD release. Shaji Pappan and his gang became an household name. Soon, social media platforms were abuzz with speculations about a sequel for the movie.
Now Jayasurya, who played the character Shaji Pappan, has announced that the movie will be releasing for this Christmas. He uploaded a photo with director Midhun Manuel Thomas and producer Vijay Babu along with a message, “Shaji Pappan and the gang for this Christmas“.
Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeeviyanu was Midhun’s debut directorial. The movie was a complete comedy entertainer revolving around Shaji Pappan and his team of tug war players. They manage to win a tournament and along with the cash prize and the trophy, they also receive a female goat. Rest of the plot is about how they try to get rid of the goat, Pinky.
Upon release, critics panned the movie for it’s lackluster storyline. But with the DVD release, the movie garnered fan following owing to its slapstick humour and the catchy background song for each character. Even the character names- Shaji Pappan, Arakkal Abu, Captain Cleetus, Satan Xavier, Sarbath Shameer- became hugely popular. This inspired the makers to make a sequel for the movie.
Jayasurya, Saiju Kurup, Vijay Babu, Dharmajan Bolgatty and the rest of the gang are expected to reprise their roles.