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Aadujeevitham Director Blessy Reveals Mammootty Encouraged Him to Become a Screenwriter

Aadujeevitham Director Blessy Reveals Mammootty Encouraged Him to Become a Scriptwriter

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Aadujeevitham Director Blessy Reveals Mammootty Encouraged Him to Become a Screenwriter

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The long-awaited film 'Aadujeevitham: The Goat Life', written and directed by Blessy, was released in theatres today after almost 16 years in the making. The film is being hailed as one of Blessy's best works to date. Blessy revealed at a recent event that the legendary actor Mammootty was the one who encouraged him to write scripts for his own films. The director shared his story, crediting Mammootty for his support.

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Blessy credits Mammootty for encouraging him to write scripts

The director of Aadujeevitham attended an event in Kochi organised by Manoramaonline and Jain School of Design, Media, and Creative Arts called the 'Survivors Meet'. During the event, Blessy discussed the start of his career and how he began writing scripts for his movies. He shared that Mammootty encouraged him to write the movie himself instead of relying on others.

The filmmaker shared, 'When I told him (Mammootty) my plans to approach a few scriptwriters like Lohitadas and Sreenivasan, he wondered why I couldn't write the story. I shared my limitations with him, but he insisted I should write the script. He said I could approach the other writers if it isn't up to the mark. Thankfully, all the screenwriters whom I approached were unable to commit to my project, following which I was compelled to write my own story.'

Thanks to Mammootty's support, Kazhcha became Blessy's first project as a screenwriter. Since then, the director has made it a habit to write his own scripts to deliver the best work in his films. Kazhcha was a successful film that won several accolades.

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More about 'Aadujeevitham: The Goat Life'

This film is Blessy's most anticipated project, and he has been perfecting it for the past sixteen years. The movie is a survival drama based on real-life events and inspired by the book of the same name written by Benyamin. The story revolves around Najeeb, a migrant worker from Kerala who was forced to work as a goat herder in Saudi Arabia. The plot reveals the appalling working conditions to which migrant labourers are subjected in some foreign countries.

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Prithviraj Sukumaran stars in the lead role. The actor revealed that he fasted for 31 days and subsisted on water to lose weight for his role. The film was written and directed by Blessy, with the background score and music provided by the Oscar-winning composer A. R. Rahman.

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