Produced by Washington DC filmmakers, and released May 16, 2008, Aduri presents the lives of two fugitives running from the FBI and correctly predicted the outcome of the United States presidential election, 2008 in November. One of the news sequences in the film refers to President Barack Obama.
The production of the film from screenwriting to premiere took about 3 years to complete.
Aduri Aman (Ariana Almajan), finds herself the target of federal agents, though she is herself employed by the FBI as an analyst. Unsuspecting that she may have knowledge of government secrets, she receives help and refuge from a stranger, Saif (Kawan Karadaghi). He seems overly eager to help. As the couple races through Washington D.C. suburbs, Aduri's own past catches up to her.
Various contemporary events are used as plot devices in Aduri. These include:
United States War on Terror
The 2004 Asian tsunami
The crude oil price hike from 2005 to 2008
The 2008 United States Presidential Elections
Ariana Almajan as Aduri Aman
Kawan Karadaghi as Saif Uddin
Roger Payano as Agent Mason
Christy Sullivan as Bebe
Theodore Taylor as Mr. Wright
Karl Bittner as Adrian Shepherd
Patricia Berry as Aunt Julie
Gita M. McCarthy as Mrs. Aman
Wilson White as Mr. Aman
Karthik Srinivasan as Rakib Shah
Lauren Meley as News Anchor
Yaser Ahmed as News Anchor
Gytis Kanchas as Angry Customer
When reviewed by DesiChutney, it was said, "In a sea of independent films, Aduri shines through with much promise of thrills, drama and a touch of comedy."
Aduri was first released on DVD on February 5, 2009.
The soundtrack to the film was released in 2008. Richard Ames composed approximately 50 minutes of original music for the soundtrack including the theme music. It consisted of various fusions of music from the east and west.
The song titled Conspiracy from the album Open Your Eyes, by Nesreen and M. Mehdi, is featured for the credits.