Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Midhun Manuel Thomas|
|Produced by||Vijay Babu|
|Written by||Midhun Manuel Thomas|
|Music by||Shaan Rahman|
|Edited by||Lijo paul|
|Distributed by||Friday Film House|
Aadu 2 (lit. Goat 2) is an Indian Malayalam-language comedy film written and directed by Midhun Manuel Thomas and produced by Vijay Babu under Friday Film House. It is the sequel to the 2015 film Aadu, and Jayasurya, Sunny Wayne, Dharmajan Bolgatty, Saiju Kurup, Vineeth Mohan, Harikrishnan, Bhagath Manuel, Vijay Babu and Vinayakan reprise their roles. Principal photography began on 13 September 2017. The film released in India on 22 December 2017. A sequel Aadu 3 has been announced and is set for a December 2019 release in 3D format.
The film starts from Mangalore, where a group of smugglers discussing to smuggle black money of 500 Rs. Gang member of smugglers Prabhakaran hires 2 distinct state labours to handover a box of coinage by which they can earn crores of money. As per his instruction, they make him unconscious and escapes to a local station named Gomangalam, state of Tamil Nadu.
In the highrange of Idukki lives Shaji Pappan (Jayasurya), who is now living with all of his troubles and Back Pain. He now leads a normal life with his friends in house along with his mother and niece. He earns a living by farming. When Krishnan (Bhagath Manuel) and Capt. Cleetus (Dharmajan Bolgatty) are on the way to Pappan's estate with manure, they are blocked by Sub Inspector. Here enters Shaji Pappan, who gets enraged and throws him into a nearby dam without knowing there is some sandalwood along with manure. The offense is charged on him on case for throwing a SI and illegally smuggling sandal. Later he is bailed out on wherewithal of hostage of 2 person and a compensation of Rs. 50,000, on a condition of signing at the local police station. On the other side, Sarbath Sameer (Vijay Babu), after getting suspended from his department, requests to P.P Sasi Aashan, who is now Home minister to give back his position.
On Sasi's recommendation, Sameer again becomes SI where Shaji resides. Shaji and his team decide to compete in a tug-of-war tournament in which the first prize is a massive gold trophy. They find out that the entry fee costs Rs. 5 Lakh; and the only way to get that amount of money is by putting Shaji's house on mortgage. His mother furiously objects to this idea, forcing Shaji to steal the documents and secretly giving it to Irumbu Abdullah. Shaji's team starts training for the tournament.
The scene then cuts to Dude (Vinayakan)and his gang. After their failure to complete their mission in the prequel, the gang along with the driver Paili are unable to go back to Bangkok. Dude now works in a restaurant situated in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu borders under the name Sulaiman. The gang starts digging a tunnel to rob a bank near the restaurant.
Meanwhile, Shaji's team enters the tournament and triumphantly wins the gold trophy. The team comes home and Shaji boasts about his victory to his mother and spills the beans about stealing the documents. Shaji decides to flaunt the trophy but then they realize that their trophy is stolen and replaced with a bamboo one. At this point Shaji's mother suffers a seizure and is carried to the hospital. Upon waking up, she curses loudly at Shaji, blaming and scolding him. Later Kuttan Moonga (Vineeth Mohan) tells Shaji that he tracked the person who stole the trophy. The thief was Anali Sabu (Anson Paul), brother of the deceased criminal Chekuthan Lassar. His team had been second in the tournament. Seeking revenge, Shaji and group break into Sabu's dance party to retrieve the trophy. They also beat up Sabu and his men and destroy the place in the process.
A few days later, Shaji returns home to find his house in flames. They are shocked to see Anali Sabu and his supposedly-dead brother outside. Lassar demands a hefty sum as compensation for the damages they had done at the party. Shaji is knocked down unconscious and ends up at hospital next to his mother. Dude's gang completes the tunnel after six months of hard work and Paili commits the heist on 8 November 2016. Unfortunately, Prime Minister Narendra Modi orders demonetization of Rs. 1000 and Rs. 500 notes the same night; shocking the entire nation and especially Dude. Shaji regains consciousness the next day and learns about the demonetization. As a result, Shaji is left unsure of how to raise money for all these expenses piling up on him. This is also bad news for underworld dealer Satan Xavier (Sunny Wayne); but Kanjavu Soman (Sudhi Koppa) and Battery Simon (Bijukuttan) who had started working for Xavier because of financial crisis are hit even harder.
At the same time, Mahesh Shetty, who is involved in counterfeiting business, is also disappointed. But the next day, he receives an offer from one of his white-collar friends who says that he can give him the engraving plates of the new 500 rupee notes which have not yet been released. He demands $2 million in US dollars for the plates and Shetty agrees. But Shetty's trusted partner (Irshad) decides to cheat him by making a deal with Satan Xavier for $3 million. He does this by hiring two Bengalis to take the plates and knock himself out, giving the impression of theft. Soman goes to Dude's restaurant and the latter is furious on seeing him, but learns about the deal. Dude decides to return to his former self and steal the plates. But first he attacks his employer and blows up the restaurant.
Shaji Pappan, having run out of ideas to raise money, decides to fix his back and beat up Lassar's back. Arakkal Abu (Saiju Kurup) contacts a Bengali doctor form Rajasthan to buy backache medicine. Coincidentally, the engraving plates and the medicine were to arrive at the same station. Shaji and team reach the station first and receive the plates instead, and Xavier's men (Soman and Simon) get the medicine.
After a series of relentless pursuits to retrieve the plates by Xavier, Dude, Abdullah and Shameer, they end up in the hands of Shaji and his team. They use it to solve their problems and informs the police that they have the plates. The government officials let's them know that they will receive 10,001 rupees as a prize for their honesty and Shaji finally meets the crafty driver who took off with his wife in the midst of another and possibly similar escapade.
- Jayasurya as Shaji Pappan
- Sunny Wayne as Satan Xavier
- Vinayakan as Damodaran Unni makan Delmen Edakochi alias DUDE
- Vijay Babu as S.I. Sarbath Shameer.
- Saiju Kurup as Arakkal Abu
- Vineeth Mohan as Kuttan Moonga
- Unni Rajan P. Dev as Bastin Pathrose
- Dharmajan Bolgatty as Captain Sachin Cleetus
- Harikrishnan as Lalan P. K. aka Lolan
- Bhagath Manuel as Krishnan Mandaram
- Indrans as Minister P.P.Sasi Aashan
- Sijoy Varghese as Kesav Sharma I.P.S., Joint Director of Intelligence
- John Kaippallil as Mahesh Shetty
- Aju Varghese as Ponnappan
- Anson Paul as Anali Sabu
- Hariprashanth M. G. as Chekuthan Lassar
- Srinda Arhaan as Mary, Shaji Pappan's ex-wife
- Sethu Lakshmi as Mariyama aka Thala, Shaji Pappan's Mother
- Sudhi Koppa as Kanjavu Soman, now Satan's ally
- Bijukuttan as Battery Simon, now Satan's ally
- Nelson Sooranadu as Dragon Paili
- Baiju as Panchayath President Uthup, Anagapara Gram panchayat
- Mamukkoya as Irumbu Abdullah
- Ponnambalam as Mayilvahanam, Dude's boss/hotel owner
- Sonal Devraj and Nicole Concessao as dancers in Changaathi Nannaayaal song and they did choreography also for that song
- Nazreen Nazar as Stella
- Jayasanker Karimuttam as Lonappan
- Sinoj Varghese
- Athira Patel as Rachael, Shaji Pappan's Niece
- Manikandan Cheruvathur as Pradeep SI
- Noby Marcose as Constable
- Pradeep Kottayam as Constable
- Changaathi Nannaayaal - Keerthana Shabareesh, Zia Ul Haq
- Aadeda Aattam Nee - Shaan Rahman
- Oru Thee Pole - Hesham Abdul Wahab
The film collected ₹2.45 crore on the opening day and ₹8 crore in the first weekend (5 days) in Kerala box office. It grossed $453,294 from 38 screens in the opening weekend (18 – 21 January) in the United Arab Emirates and $548,189 in three weeks. The film earned $31,776 (₹20.43 lakh) from the United States in four weeks.
A sequel titled Aadu 3 was announced on the 100th-day success party of Aadu 2. Vijay Babu announced that the second sequel would be made in 3D and planning the release for Christmas 2019.
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