Prithviraj dreams big for ‘Aadujeevitham’, wants to take it to global audience

Prithviraj and Blessy are looking for reputed firms so 'Aadujeevitham' can reach global audiences through international festivals.

BySouth First Desk

Published Apr 22, 2024 | 4:33 PMUpdatedApr 22, 2024 | 4:33 PM

Prithviraj wants to screen Aadujeevitham at international festivals

Prithviraj Sukumaran’s latest outing, Aadujeevitham (The Goat Life), has entered the ₹150 crore club and is flying high.

The movie has received international recognition, too, with big names like AR Rahman and Resul Pookutty — both Academy Award winners — being part of it.

Released on 28 March, the survival thriller garnered critical appreciation from audiences and critics alike. After watching the premiere show in Chennai, the likes of Kamal Haasan and Mani Ratnam appreciated Aadujeevitham for its breathtaking visuals and quality making.

Prithviraj, Blessy eye on international fests

Prithviraj Sukumaran is elated about the success of Aadujeevitam (The Goat Life). This is the most successful film of the actor in his 20 years of career.

During the success celebrations held in Kochi on Sunday, 21 April, the actor said he and director Blessy were dreaming big for their project.

Prithviraj revealed that they were looking for reputed international firms so Aadujeevitham can reach global audiences through international festivals and film-related events.

“Though Blessy I could spend money, reaching out to international festivals like the Oscars can be handled well only by international firms. An influential company with good connections can campaign well for Aadujeevitham,” Prithviraj opined.

He felt that the movie would get more international recognition if a reputed studio or a renowned investor took it over.

Interestingly, in his previous interviews on Aadujeevitham, Prithviraj said Aadujeevitham was worth gaining international recognition and needs to be screened at international festivals.

The Malayalam actor referred to Santosh Sivan’s The Terrorist (1998), which was made on a small budget and was screened in small film festivals.

He recalled that American actor John Malkovich, after watching The Terrorist, told Santosh Sivan that it must be screened at bigger events. Later, Malkovich helped screen the flick at international film fests.

Meanwhile, as the Prithviraj Sukumaran-starrer entered the ₹150 crore club, Blessy said Aadujeevitham had a universal appeal and hence, the audience could connect with it well. They felt it was relatable and could understand it without any language barrier.

He said he wanted to deliver a quality product to audiences across the globe which was why Academy Award winner AR Rahman was roped in as the music director. The entire crew members were well-known in their respective fields.

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