"There’s no doubt that 'The Goat Life' will have the best visuals" - Benyamin
Having released the posters of Prithviraj’s jaw-dropping look from the film, the team has now shared a video of Benyamin talking about his experience of conceptualising the novel, how he met Najeeb - the man behind the story, and his journey of translating his thoughts into words on paper and now, for the big screen.
Published: Sunday,Feb 11, 2024 06:45 AM GMT-07:00
The makers of The Goat Life took to Instagram a few days ago to share an exclusive conversation with Benyamin, the bestselling author of Goat Days (Aadujeevitham). Directed by National Award winner Blessy and headlined by superstar Prithviraj Sukumaran, The Goat Life promises audiences one of the greatest-ever survival dramas. Having released the posters of Prithviraj’s jaw-dropping look from the film, the team has now shared a video of Benyamin talking about his experience of conceptualising the novel, how he met Najeeb - the man behind the story, and his journey of translating his thoughts into words on paper and now, for the big screen.
Speaking about The Goat Life’s journey from the book to the big screen, Benyamin shared, “I had formed the novel, Aadujeevitham, in my mind, way before I met Najeeb. There was a phase where I wished to write a novel about an isolated man for a long time. As someone who has lived in the Gulf for a really long time, I always wanted to write a story about life in the Gulf. In my quest for the same, I crossed paths with Najeeb one fine day. It took me 1.5 years to get Najeeb to open up about his life and understand his story. Although the novel represents Najeeb’s life, I used his story as a reference to shed light on the experiences of countless Malayalis in the Gulf. Blessy sir and I had dreamt about adapting the novel into a movie for the past 10 years. When the shoot was in its final stages, we felt that our dream had finally come to fruition. There’s no doubt that The Goat Life will have the best visuals as we have collaborated with some of the world’s best artists to bring the film to life, and I am as excited as the audience to witness this spectacle unfold on the big screen.”https://youtu.be/Q7yKCmHRx0Y
Produced by Visual Romance, The Goat Life also features Hollywood actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, Indian actors like Amala Paul and K.R. Gokul, along with renowned Arab actors such as Talib al Balushi and Rik Aby in pivotal roles. The upcoming film’s music direction and sound design are helmed by Academy Award winners A.R. Rahman and Resul Pookutty, respectively. The stunning visuals of the film have been shot by Sunil KS, and they have been edited by A. Sreekar Prasad. Being shot in multiple countries around the world, the film marks the biggest-ever venture in the Malayalam film industry, setting new benchmarks in production standards, storytelling, and acting prowess. With exemplary performances and a soul-stirring background score, the film makes for a larger-than-life theatrical experience.
Touted to be the greatest-ever desert film in Indian cinema, The Goat Life will be released in theatres near you on 10th April 2024, in five languages: Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada!