After a hiatus of 25 years, music maestro A.R. Rahman is coming back to Malayalam to create another magic. Director Blessy believes Rahman has much scope for experiments in the movie ‘Aadujeevitham’.
The novel ‘Aadu Jeevitham’ (Goat days) is not a cliché story of gulf Malayalees. It is full of beguiling and seductive experiences. The story tells the life of a man ending up in shambles after reaching the Middle East and finds him tending goats in the extreme desert temperatures.
As the novel combines two entirely different landscapes of Kerala and Gulf, music will play a pivotal role to capture the soul of the movie.
Anticipation over the movie is already high as it will be seeing the union of two Oscar winners-A.R. Rahman and Resul Pookutty. While Rahman will be composing music, Resul Pookutty will do the sound design.
Rahman announced the decision to be a part of the film at a press meet in Dubai recently. When the willingness of Rahman was confirmed, Blessy was on cloud nine: "Everyone in the team is preparing for the film, including Prithviraj," said Blessy. It is learnt that the shooting will begin by the end of February.
Till now, Prithviraj’s time was the major roadblock. It is understood that the busy Prithviraj has decided to dedicate time for a good movie. Prithviraj tags ‘Aadu Jeevitham’ as his dream project.
He was almost unable to invest time for ‘Aadu Jeevitham’, which demands that the actor undergo a drastic physical transformation. Blessy confirmed that Prithviraj will have two roles, but with different looks, in the movie. In one role, he has to lose a lot of weight.
Blessy terms this project as his "biggest challenge” as the work involves the recreation of an award-winning Malayalam novel "Aadujeevitham' for the silver screen. He is known in the industry as a man who does not compromise. Hence, all his films, including his debut film in 2004 "Kaazcha", "Thanmathra" (2005), "Pranayam" (2011) to name a few, occupy a place of pride in the Malayalam film industry.
Let us come back to AR Rahman. Malayalees cannot forget easily the song ‘Padakaali chandi changari Pokkiri maakiri..’ of sword and sorcery film ‘Yodha’ directed by Sangeeth Sivan. It was an A.R. Rahman song and he composed all the ‘Yodha’ songs in 1992, around 25 years back. The unforgettable exotic background score of ‘Yodha’ which captured Himalayan Nepal was also the magic of A.R. Rahman.
It is anticipated that Rahman’s second coming in Malayalam is going to be epic. This time he has chosen a perfect work that has the immense potential for his creative pursuit.