Putting all speculations to rest, the work on Blessy’s mammoth project Aadujeevitham has gained momentum with a casting call. The movie will officially go on the floors this November.
The project, starring Prithviraj in the lead, will be shot in five to six schedules. It will hit the screens only after one-and-a-half years, confirmed director Blessy.
The director said since the movie is in 3D format, it will involve a lot of CGI works. “The release will take over 18 months any how.
Since it is done in 3D, there is a lot of special effects to be done. We have the script ready but haven’t decided on the location. But, most of it will be in the West Asia deserts,” says the director.
Meanwhile, actor Prithviraj shared the casting call. The team is looking for fresh faces, both men and women.
Aadujeevitham, based on the novel by Benyamin, has been speculated to be shelved. But, Prithviraj had earlier come with a clarification that the ambitious project is still on.It is said that the actor has to undergo a major physical transformation for the character.
He has to appear in two looks, lean and weak for the desert portion and fit and happy in the another.
Blessy’s film will an adaptation of Benyamin’s award winning novel Aadujeevitham, on an abused migrant worker in Saudi Arabia.
After being forced to herd goats without proper food or shelter, Najeeb, manages to escape from the desert and reach home.
The work earned Benyamin the Kerala Literary Academy Award in 2009.