The film opens in Bangkok, Thailand, with an ungainly henchman named Dude (Vinayakan) being roped in by his boss, to fetch an exotic herb known as Neelakkoduveli, which is believed in the film universe to bring eternal fortune to its bearer. Somewhere in Kerala, Shaji Paappan (Jayasurya) is the captain of a tug-of-war team hailing from the high range, known officially as Winners Pothumukku. All the members are illiterate young men who are into a loafer lifestyle, which includes alcohol and outing. They manage to win a tournament and celebrate. Along with the cash prize and the trophy, they also receive a female goat. Lolan (Harikrishnan), one of the team members, names the goat "Pinky". Shaji isn't of trusting nature, which is revealed to be a result of his wife (Srinda) eloping with his unfaithful driver (Aju Varghese). He allows the goat (whose gender greatly irked him) inside his van, after Arakkal Abu (Saiju Kurup) assures he will slaughter it and have it as barbecue.
The decision lands them into a slew of hilarious problems, as the team crashes into a tree, with a coconut falling on the head of Captain Cleetus, leaving him with cognitive slippage. As the team expects Arakkal Abu to do the slaughter, his cowardice is revealed. This situational inconvenience makes Sh. aji Paappan mad, who determines to eliminate or eat the goat at any cost.
After a few failed attempts, they accidentally run into inspector Shameer (Vijay Babu). He is also known as Sarbath Shameer, for his habit of ramming the culprits' forehead on a lemon placed on a table, and drinking its juice. As Shameer interrogates the team on grounds of drunken driving, Menaka Kanthan (Sandra Thomas), an animal welfare activist accuses the group for abusing and presses charges. However, the team are allowed to go.
In the meantime, Dude and his boys arrive in Kerala in search of Neelakkoduveli which is now in possession of Satan Xavier (Sunny Wayne), a high-profile drug dealer in the high range. Kanjavu Soman makes a deal with Dude to retrieve the herb from Xavier. En route, Soman was robbed of the chest containing Neelakkoduveli, by masked assailants wearing caps. He reports the mishap to Dude. Shaji Paappan and the team runs into the Dude' henchman they knock out Shaji and capture Abu along with Pinky as hostages. Because Dude believes Abu to be the thief, as he was wearing his traditional cap, similar to Soman's assailants.
Somewhere else, a veteran left wing leader named P.P Sasi (Indrans) gets into legal trouble as he foolishly discloses the politically driven murder hits to the public. When the police comes to arrest him, Sasi escapes from them. As Shaji Pappan is worried about Abu, a ransom video sent to the team by Dude's boys, betrays the location of their hideout. Shaji and friends rush to the place and rescues Abu and Pinky. However, they run into Shameer and in crossways with Dude, who madly opens fire. In the end, Abu and Pinky are captured once again.
With a new lead in hand, Shameer apprehends Soman and Hakkim, the right-hand men of P.P Sasi Aassaan, to counter his armed adversaries. Shaji Paappan unwillingly decides to seek help from his elder brother Thomas Paappan (Renji Panicker) whom Shaji hates. As an iron-smith Thomas Paappan arms the group with rifles to confront Dude and his thugs. The century old rifles turns out to be useless. But they defeat Dude and save Abu and Pinky.
Refusing to give up, Dude pulls out his gun and points at Shaji. Thomas arrives and manages to shoot the gun away. Thomas appears to be a poor marksman and runs away on seeing the police beside the gang. Sasi, who was hiding in an empty water tank, is exposed out of his hiding. Shameer apprehends the Dude and Sasi's groups, leaving Shaji and friends on their own.
Shameer is being praised by his superior officer, on recovering the Neelakkoduveli. However when the trunk is uncovering there was only cowdung. Satan Xavier ran out of luck due to the transfer of Neelakkoduveli, resulting in his weed forest being burned down by police. Shameer gets suspended due to his negligence, which then results in getting himself beaten up by the vengeful public.
Without being able to retrieve the herb, Dude decides to finish off Soman. In a flashback, facts oblivious to everybody else in the film universe is shown. Soman, didn't have the intention to hand over the Neelakkoduveli to Dude and switched the herb chest with a decoy trunk filled with dung. As he was getting away with the valuable chest, he runs into an elephant pit, accidentally throwing the chest outside. When Soman came back to his senses, he discovers that Pinky had eaten away the Neelakkoduveli from the popped open chest. The power of the exotic herb might have rendered Pinky auspicious, which might be the reason why the ewe lamb didn't get harmed.
Pappan finally manages to sell off Pinky to a butcher. On the sight of his friends' evoked grievances while the goat was being dragged away he feels a stroke of sympathy. As he calls the goat, he meets a girl with the same name (Swathi Reddy). His friends are delighted to see Pinky safe and Shaji Paappan finds a girl who might be his prospective wife.Jayasurya as Shaji Pappan
Nanny Goat as Pinky Goat
Vijay Babu as S.I. Sarbath Shemeer
Vinayakan as Dude
Sunny Wayne as Satan Xavier
Saiju Kurup as Arakkal Abu
Vineeth Mohan as Kuttan Moonga
Indrans as P.P Sasi Aashan
Dharmajan Bolgatty as Sachin Cleetus a.k.a. Captain Cleetus
Harikrishnan as Lalan P. K. aka Lolan
Bhagath Manuel as Krishnan Mandaram
Unni Raja as Bastin Pathrose
Renji Panicker as Thomas Paappan
Sandra Thomas as Menaka Kanthan
Chemban Vinod Jose as High Range Hakkim
Anjali Aneesh Upasana as Usha
Sudhi Koppa as Kanjavu Soman
Nelson as Dragon Paili
Geevarghese Eappen as Sakhavu K. P.
Pradeep Kottayam as Head Constable
Aju Varghese as Driver Ponnappan (cameo)
Swathi Reddy as Pinky (cameo)
Srinda Ashab as Mary, Shaji Pappan's wife (cameo)
Blessy Kurien as Veterinary Doctor
Bijukuttan as Battery Simon (cameo)
Chembil Ashokan as Vaidyar (cameo)
Upon release, the film received mixed to negative response. Akhila of FilmiBeat stated "Film fails to meet the expectations raised by the first looks and promotion". Veeyen of nowrunning.com said "'Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeevi Aanu' is a fiasco of colossal proportions that is little more than a series of insipid conversations between supposedly hilarious characters. Suffering from some severely smug writing, 'Aadu Oru Bheekara Jeevi Aanu'" is iffy stuff that delivers none of the promises that it makes, which includes serving a few earnest laughs as well."
The original soundtrack and background score were composed by Shaan Rahman, with lyrics by Manu Manjith.Soundtrack