Saturday 02 September 2017
Jinu V Abraham
With Adam Joan, scenarist Jinu V Abraham of Masters and London Bridge fame, makes his entry as a director.
The story happens mainly in Scotland, where a blood stained hand is seen picking the phone up, inside a swanky SUV. From then on, the events that led to the situation is being narrated, through the various characters in it.
Unni (Rahul Madhav) and his wife Swetha (Bhavana) are now based in Scotland, along with his mother and the couple’s daughter. They come to know that Unni’s elder brother Adam Joan Pothen (Prithviraj), a rich planter is coming there soon, on his way back home from France.
But before Adam lands there, the young girl is kidnapped by some thugs wearing a mask, after shooting her grand mom.
There are some dramatic twists to the tale that follows as Adam decides to find the kid, with the help of his friend, Cyriac (Narain). More details can spoil the fun and we have no plans to do that.
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There is a certain sincerity with which the film has been made, in an extremely beautiful locale and in a scale that has rarely been attempted in Malayalam before. It’s a crime thriller for sure but is also packed with enough emotional and romantic moments too. Even then, as the major portions of the suspense are revealed pretty early, this one gives a feeling of being overlong at a duration of around 2 hours and 40 minutes.
It’s a Prithviraj show and the dishy actor performs earnestly. He has a variety of shades to portray as a character and he does it all in an attractive manner. Mishti, who plays his wife, has to look cute and she does that in an amazing way.
Bhavana has to keep a serious face mostly and she is indeed impressive. Narain, who is not seen that often on screen these days, comes up with a splendid performance. The rest of the actors, including the foreign cast, have done a good job.
Adam Joan is an honest attempt that tries to break certain conventional norms. Though one gets the feeling that a shorter version could have been even more gripping, this one is no less a treat if you love to watch Prithviraj in action.
Adam Joan review: Engaging thriller