Prithviraj Sukumaran, the actor-filmmaker and the cast and crew of Aadujeevitham were stuck in Jordan after the country announced lockdown to prevent coronavirus pandemic. The team members spend more than 80 days in the location, where they were shooting for the ambitious project. Aadujeevitham team later came back to Kerala, with the help of the authorities.
In a recent interview given to a leading Malayalam magazine, director Blessy revealed how the team members spend time when they were stuck in the deserts of Wadi Rum, Jordan. According to the filmmaker, cricket was the biggest relief for the team members, when the shooting was discontinued due to the lockdown restrictions. The team had also indulged in card games and ludo.
Interestingly, Prithviraj Sukumaran once told director Blessy that he got a chance to play cricket like when he was a teenager, in the sets of Aadujeevitham. It was a very special occasion for the actor, as he was getting a chance to play after almost 20 years.
Prithviraj Sukumaran had taken a 3 months long break from cinema to prepare for his character in the movie. The actor is playing the role of Najeeb Mohammed, an abused migrant labourer who gets stranded in the middle of a desert of Saudi Arabia in Aadujeevitham, which is scripted by the director Blessy himself.
AR Rahman, the Academy award-winning musician, is making a comeback to Malayalam cinema after a long gap of 2 decades, with Aadujeevitham. The legendary musician will compose the soundtrack and original score for the project. KU Mohanan, the veteran cinematographer, is the DOP. A Sreekar Prasad is the editor of the project while Academy award-winner Rasool Pookutty handles the sound design. The movie is produced KG Abraham, under the banner KGA Films.