Aadu, directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas failed in theaters, but got immense popularity post its torrent release. The sequel Aadu 2 was a commercial success. Jayasurya's character Shaji Pappan from the Aadu series got huge fan-following. Another role that grabbed the attention of all was Arakkal Abu, essayed by Saiju Kurup. Midhun revealed that it was Saiju who rang him up and requested for a role in the film. During the call Midhun hung up saying that the film does not have a suitable role for him. However, after the phone call, Midhun imagined the character with Saiju playing it and found him suitable for the role.