Aadujeevitham, directed by Blessy, is an adaptation of a novel of the same name by Benyamin. It revolves around the life of an abused migrant worker in Saudi Arabia who finds himself stranded and secluded in the vastness of the desert and the stark emotional conflicts he experiences while struggling to survive.
Prithviraj stars in the lead role as Najeeb while Amala Paul essays the role of his love interest Sainu. Veteran Bollywood cinematographer KU Mohanan wields the camera for the movie while Oscar winners AR Rahman and Resul Pookutty form the part of the crew as music composer and sound designer. It is after 25 years, AR Rahman is composing music for a Malayalam film.