Prithviraj Sukumaran's 'Aadujeevitham' Surpasses ₹150 Crore Worldwide Box Office in 25 Days

"Prithviraj's 'Aadujeevitham' based on a Malayali's slavery in Saudi Arabia, crosses ₹150 crore worldwide in 25 days, becoming the 3rd highest-grossing Malayalam film. A testament to cinema's power to shed light on social issues."

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Prithviraj Sukumaran's 'Aadujeevitham' Surpasses ₹150 Crore Worldwide Box Office in 25 Days

Prithviraj Sukumaran's 'Aadujeevitham' Surpasses ₹150 Crore Worldwide Box Office in 25 Days

Prithviraj Sukumaran's Malayalam film 'Aadujeevitham (The Goat Life)', based on the real-life story of a Malayali immigrant laborer forced into slavery as a goatherd in Saudi Arabia, has surpassed the ₹150 crore worldwide box office collection mark in just 25 days. The film, directed by Blessy, is an adaptation of the acclaimed novel of the same name by Benyamin.

'Aadujeevitham' follows the harrowing journey of Najeeb, a Malayali immigrant laborer who finds himself trapped in the harsh conditions of the Saudi desert, struggling to survive and return home. Prithviraj Sukumaran has received universal acclaim for his powerful performance as Najeeb, with critics praising his commitment to the role, including his physical transformation.

The film has become only the third Malayalam movie to enter the elite ₹150 crore club, after 'Tovino Thomas's 2018 (2023)' and 'Manjummel Boys (2024)'. It recorded a remarkable opening day collection of ₹16.7 crore globally and has now grossed ₹93 crore domestically and ₹57 crore in overseas markets, making it the highest-grossing movie in Prithviraj's career.

Why this matters: The success of 'Aadujeevitham' at the box office is a testament to its impactful portrayal of the harrowing experiences faced by migrant workers in the Gulf region. The film's ability to captivate audiences globally highlights the power of cinema in shedding light on important social issues and human struggles.

'Aadujeevitham' has outperformed 'Baahubali 2' in Kerala and is now the third highest-grossing film in the state. Prithviraj Sukumaran expressed gratitude for the film's remarkable success, stating, "The continuous support from fans has made 'Aadujeevitham' the highest-grossing solo film for a Malayalam actor in history." The film's mesmerizing music by A.R. Rahman and sound design by Resul Pookutty, along with notable contributions from international actors, have added to its global appeal and left a significant imprint on Kerala's cinema history.

Key Takeaways

  • Prithviraj's 'Aadujeevitham' crosses ₹150 crore worldwide in 25 days.
  • Film based on real-life story of Malayali laborer enslaved in Saudi Arabia.
  • Becomes 3rd Malayalam movie to enter ₹150 crore club, highest for Prithviraj.
  • Success highlights cinema's power to shed light on migrant worker struggles.
  • Film outperforms 'Baahubali 2' in Kerala, praised for music and sound design.