Prithviraj’s Aadujeevitham to hit screens only in 2020
It has been a long time dream of ace filmmaker Blessy to make a movie based on Benyamin’s award winning novel Aadujeevitham. After years of discussions, things fell in place earlier this year. Prithviraj and Amala Paul were signed to play the lead roles in the movie. A brief first schedule was held in March and ever since then the team has been on a break. The latest we hear is that the movie will be releasing only by 2020.
Director Blessy himself said this in a recent interview. According to him, the movie demands to be shot in various seasons in multiple foreign locations. The makers are investing more time in pre-production as they cannot afford any mistake due to the huge budget involved. It has been planned as one of the most expensive films ever made in Malayalam cinema.
Aadujeevitham is an ambitious project planned on a very big scale. It tells the story of an abused migrant worker in Saudi Arabia. Najeeb, the protagonist, gets stranded in the middle of deserts. The lone man undergoes different experiences from seclusion, emotional conflicts and survival struggles. Prithviraj plays the lead character of Najeeb. The actor will have to undergo drastic physical changes as the character demands it. He has now put on a few kilos so as to get a distinct look when he sheds weight for the latter half of the movie.
The makers have planned to shoot the movie in various schedules through the time span of which Prithviraj will be undergoing multiple physical transformations. Veteran Bollywood cinematographer KU Mohanan, Oscar winners AR Rahman and Resul Pookutty are part of the movie’s technical team.