Behind the Silver Screen: The Making of ‘The Goat Life’ with Rik Aby

Far beyond mere entertainment, movies serve as portals to alternate realities, diverse cultures, and profound human experiences. In the latest episode of “Beyond the Studio,” host Rajan Nazran sits down with actor Rik Aby to delve into the depths of his recent cinematic triumph, ‘Aadujeevitham – The Goat Life’, a movie that stands out for its unique storytelling and powerful themes. 

Rik shares his journey as an actor, offering a behind-the-scenes peek into the making of ‘The Goat Life’ and its profound impact on himself and audiences worldwide. This movie holds a special place in Rik’s heart, not just as an actor but as a person deeply connected to the story and its themes. From grappling with the challenges inherent in the craft to forging bonds with fellow luminaries of the industry, Rik’s insights paint a vivid picture of the transformative power of storytelling, a power that can transport us to different worlds, cultures, and experiences.

Join us for a discussion as Rik Aby delves into the profound impact of storytelling, the creative process, the intricacies of his character, the nuances of the filmmaking process, and the profound personal evolution sparked by his immersion in this cinematic masterpiece. 

This podcast promises an immersive exploration into the artistry and dedication that breathe life into cinematic masterpieces, offering a unique glimpse into the magic behind the silver screen.

Produced by Global Indian Series for the Global Indian Network.
Script by Rajan Nazran
original idea: Rajan Nazran

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About Rik Aby

Born and raised in the UAE, Rik Aby is a multifaceted actor leaving an indelible mark on the UAE film industry and beyond. His journey into acting began at the tender age of 7 when he showcased his talents in a UK opera production of “Hansel and Gretel.” Since then, he has honed his craft, excelling notably in the UAE’s inaugural acting course in 2002. With a repertoire spanning over 50 short films, Rik has garnered widespread acclaim on the international stage.

Rik Aby’s versatility as an actor is evident in his role as the Abu Dhabi prison warden in ‘The Misfits. ‘ Starring alongside industry stalwarts like Pierce Brosnan, Tim Roth, and Nick Cannon and directed by Renny Harlin, this film marked a significant milestone as the first Hollywood production shot entirely in the UAE. Rik’s performance as the formidable antagonist Cpt. James Folk in ‘Saaho‘ and the Bollywood hit ‘Chor Nikal Ke Bhaga‘ have also garnered global recognition, especially on Netflix.

A trailblazer in his own right, Rik Aby etched his name in history as the first UAE resident talent cast in “Aadujeevitham” (The Goat Life), directed by Blessy and scored by Academy Award winner A.R. Rahman, portraying the character of Jasser, an Arab Farmer. With each performance, Rik continues to captivate audiences with his unparalleled talent and unwavering dedication to his craft.

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