|Directed by||Jinu V Abraham|
|Written by||Jinu V. Abraham|
|Produced by||Brijeesh Mohamed|
|Starring|| Prithviraj Sukumaran |
|Music by||Gopi Sunder|
Jairaj Motion Pictures
|Distributed by||Renji Panicker Entertainment|
|Box office||₹17.5 crore(Kerala alone) |
Adam Joan is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language neo-noir action thriller film written and directed by Jinu V. Abraham, produced by Jairaj Motion Pictures and B Cinemas, distributed by Renji Panicker Entertainment. The film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran in the title role alongside an ensemble cast including Mishti, Narain, Rahul Madhav, Bhavana, Lena, Maniyanpilla Raju, Jaya Menon and Madhusudhan Rao. It was shot in Scotland and Kerala.   Adam Joan was released in India on 1 September 2017 and was a major commercial success.
This article's plot summary may be too long or excessively detailed.(May 2022)
Adam Joan Pothen is a rich businessman in Kerala who has a passion for farming. One day he meets a Jewish girl named Amy, who sings in a choir where they eventually fall in love and get married. Adam's brother Unni, Unni's wife Swetha, and their mother Amala are settled in Scotland. Adam and Amy visit them, where Amy conceives and is forced to stay there. While Adam returns to Kerala on plantation business, Amy dies of childbirth complications. Adam is overwhelmed and leaves his newborn daughter Ila with his brother and sister-in-law, who are childless. Adam believes that the pregnancy was the cause of his wife's death and never visits his daughter thereafter.
7 years later, a guilt-ridden Adam returns to Scotland when his mother is killed and Ila is kidnapped by unknown people. Adam starts an investigation along with his childhood friend Cyriac. After receiving information about children being kidnapped from Edinburgh, the duo learn of Satan worshipers, who sacrifice young Jewish girls or Christian missionaries to Satan on days such as Good Friday and Easter. When Satan is considered to be weak, they suspect the Satan Worshipers of kidnapping Ila as she is half-Jewish from her maternal side. Cyriac notes that Daisy, Swetha's friend was suspiciously messaging someone the day Ila was kidnapped and she hails from a family in Kerala which secretly worships dark forces called Karuthachan Ootu.
They deduces that this might have something to do with Ila's kidnapping. Adam and Cyriac kidnap Daisy and interrogate her; she reveals being part of a satanic cult spread across the Scottish mainland. She also reveals having taken Swetha to their church where the latter prayed to have her own child and was declared pregnant after five months. The cult's high priest, Edward Williams, who is Daisy's and Swetha's professor at work too, had demanded that Swetha either has to dedicate her awaited baby to Satan, or surrender Ila for a Satanic ritual, both of which Swetha did not agree to. However, the cult's real target was Ila, whose identity was given by Daisy to Edward, who told them where to find Ila.
Swetha knew about the kidnappers, believing that Ila will be returned after the ritual and deeply apologizes to Adam. Adam and Cyriac search Edward's house for more clues, finding a photograph with 12 Satanic priests. Adam then abducts Edward and tortures him to no avail, where he takes Edward back to his house. Adam gets rid of all of the evidence of his presence and kills him by throwing him off the stairs after force-feeding him with alcohol. Still on track of Ila, Adam goes to Edward's grave after his funeral, where he finds the other priests performing rituals on the grave. Adam learns of Nathan, a Sri Lankan Tamilian Satanic priest, one of the 12 priests in the photo whom he had actually seen once with Ila but could not catch. He follows Nathan, kidnaps his daughter and asks him to tell where Ila's location.
Nathan reveals that Ila is going to be sacrificed within two days in a ceremony on Good Friday, which will be attended by all the satanic priests, including himself. Adam, who had earlier arranged Cyriac for safely returning Nathan's daughter unconditionally is taken to the ceremonial venue by Nathan, who reminds him that the new high priest, Dr. Steve is a ruthless and brilliant man, who will sense any danger. Adam is introduced to Steve as George Augustine, a satanic priest from India. As prayers for Ila's sacrifice starts, Steve blows Adam's cover, but is disrupted by Nathan, who does not know that his daughter is safe, telling Steve that the daughter's life is in Adam's hands. Steve tries to contact her, but Cyriac warns Steve on the phone that Adam and Ila should better return unharmed or else he will kill Nathan's daughter.
Adam falls unconscious after being knocked, and an enraged Nathan charges towards Steve, not willing to wait anymore for the ritual to begin, but is almost killed by the other priests. Waking up to save his daughter, Adam kills all of the priests, but is stabbed by Steve. However, Adam overpowers and kills him. Nathan dies, while Adam rescues Ila and leaves but died due to his own injuries en route. At the graves of Adam, Amy, and the mother. Cyriac asks Ila about Adam, to which she responds that he was her father's brother. Unni and Shweta decide to tell Ila the real facts when she is old enough and will come with better flowers when she learns the truth about her parents.
Adam Joan marks the directorial debut of Jinu V. Abraham. Prithviraj Sukumaran plays the lead character of Adam John Pothen, a rich planter. Bollywood actress Mishti is making her debut into the Malayalam film industry through this film, while Narain plays the role of Adam's friend Cyriac. The film will have two female protagonists; Bhavana plays one of them. Predominantly filmed in Scotland, the film also has portions shot at Kochi, Kottayam, Mundakkayam, and Thumpamon.
The movie is produced by B Cinemas & Jairaj Motion Pictures, which includes Brijeesh Mohamed, Josemon Simon, Umesh Unnikrishnan (Umesh Nair), and Nihal.
The movie is distributed by Renji Panicker Entertainment
Gopi Sunder composed the film score. The songs were composed by Deepak Dev with lyrics penned by Santhosh Varma, B. K. Harinarayanan, Gilu Joseph, and Sri. C. P. Chandy.
Adam Joan was one of the Onam releases of 2017. It initially released on 1 September 2017 in the US and a week later in Kerala and GCC.
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