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The Goat Life (Aadujeevitham)

April 10, 2024
2hr 15min

The Goat Life Movie Details:

Original titleAadujeevitham
Based onAadujeevitham by Benyamin
United States
GenreAdventure, Survival, Drama
Release DateApril 10, 2024
Running Time2hr 15min
CastPrithviraj Sukumaran
Jimmy Jean-Louis
Directed by Blessy
Story byBenyamin
Screenplay byBlessy
Produced byBlessy
Jimmy Jean-Louis
Steven Adams
Cinematography by Sunil K. S.
Edited by A. Sreekar Prasad
Music byA. R. Rahman
Production CompaniesVisual Romance Image Makers
Jet Media Production
Alta Global Media
Distributor Magic Frames (India)

The Goat Life Movie Cast and Characters:


The film is based on a real-life incident of an Indian migrant worker, Najeeb Muhammad, who goes to Saudi Arabia to earn money. However, in a twist of fate, he finds himself living a slave-like existence, herding goats in the middle of the desert.

About The Goat Life Movie:

The Goat Life (Malayalam as Aadujeevitham) is an upcoming survival drama film written, directed, and co-produced by Blessy. The film is an international co-production involving companies in India and the United States. It is an adaptation of the 2008 Malayalam novel Aadujeevitham by Benyamin, which is based on a true incident. The film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran as Najeeb, a Malayali immigrant labourer who finds himself forced into slavery as a goatherd on a secluded farm in Saudi Arabia.

The film was in development hell since 2009. Blessy wanted to adapt Aadujeevitham ever since he read the novel in 2008. Prithviraj was cast in the same year. In 2009, Blessy signed the deal with Benyamin and began writing the screenplay. However, budget constraints prevented substantial progress.

Blessy spent years searching for a producer, finally finding one in 2015, allowing the project to gain momentum. Jimmy Jean-Louis and Steven Adams also joined as producers, along with Blessy himself. A. R. Rahman composed the film’s original score and songs.

Principal photography took place in phases between March 2018 and July 2022 through six schedules in the deserts of Wadi Rum, Jordan, and the Sahara, Algeria, with some scenes shot in Kerala, India. The crew was stranded in the Jordan desert for 70 days from March to May 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s restrictions. They were eventually repatriated to India via the Indian government’s evacuation programme, Vande Bharat Mission. The film, shot in 3D, concluded filming on 14 July 2022.

The Goat Life (Aadujeevitham) is scheduled to be released on 10 April 2024.

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