Adam Joan

Last updated

Adam Joan
Adam Joan.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJinu V Abraham
Written byJinu V. Abraham
Produced byBrijeesh Mohamed
Josemon Simon
Starring Prithviraj Sukumaran
CinematographyJithu Damodar
Edited by Manoj
Music by Gopi Sunder
Jairaj Motion Pictures
B Cinemas
Distributed by Renji Panicker Entertainment
Release date
  • 1 September 2017 (2017-09-01)
Running time
163 minutes
Language Malayalam
Box office17.5 crore(Kerala alone) [1]

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. [2] [3] Adam Joan was released in India on 1 September 2017 and was a major commercial success.



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.

Track listing


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.

Box office

The film grossed 1.10 crore in the opening day at the Kerala box office. [9] It collected 17.5 crore from Kerala box office. [10]

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Prithviraj Sukumaran</span> Indian actor, film director and producer (born 1982)

Prithviraj Sukumaran is an Indian actor, director, producer and playback singer primarily working in Malayalam cinema. He has also done Tamil, Telugu and Hindi films. He acted in more than 100 films in a variety of roles and has received several awards including a National Film Award, three Kerala State Film Awards, a Tamil Nadu State Film Award and a Filmfare Awards South.

<i>Classmates</i> (2006 film) 2006 Indian Malayalam film directed by Lal Jose

Classmates is a 2006 Indian Malayalam-language coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lal Jose and written by James Albert. The film features an ensemble cast including Prithviraj Sukumaran, Narain, Jayasurya, Indrajith Sukumaran and Kavya Madhavan with Jagathy Sreekumar, Balachandra Menon and Radhika in supporting roles. The story revolves around the college graduate class of 1991. In 2006, working in different corners of the world, the friends get together for a class reunion to revive the joy and laughter of their student days. On the night of the reunion, one of the students is almost murdered and goes into a coma.

<i>Chotta Mumbai</i> 2007 Indian film

Chotta Mumbai is a 2007 Indian Malayalam-language action comedy film directed by Anwar Rasheed, written by Benny P. Nayarambalam, and co-produced by Maniyanpilla Raju. The film stars Mohanlal in the lead role with Siddique, Jagathy Sreekumar, Kalabhavan Mani, Indrajith Sukumaran, Manikuttan, Bijukuttan, Sai Kumar and Bhavana in supporting roles. Rahul Raj composed the score and songs of the film. The plot follows Vasco da Gama (Thala) and his gang of friends, all unemployed and leading a happy-go-lucky life until they encounter a corrupt police officer and gangster, Nadeshan.

<i>Runway</i> (2004 film) 2004 Indian film

Runway is a 2004 Indian Malayalam-language gangster film directed by Joshiy and written by Udayakrishna and Siby K. Thomas. It stars Dileep, Indrajith Sukumaran, Murali, Harisree Ashokan, and Kavya Madhavan. The film revolves around Unni Damodhar (Dileep) who due to financial problems becomes the renowned white spirit smuggler named, Valayar Paramasivam, in the Kerala-Tamil Nadu border check-post of Walayar. He works for the mafia king-pin Bhai (Murali).

<i>Swapnakoodu</i> 2003 film directed by Kamal

Swapnakoodu is a 2003 Indian Malayalam-language romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Kamal. It stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Kunchacko Boban, Jayasurya, Meera Jasmine and Bhavana. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Mohan Sithara. The film performed well at the box office.

<i>Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded</i> 2009 film by Amal Neerad

Sagar Alias Jacky Reloaded is a 2009 Indian Malayalam-language action thriller film directed by Amal Neerad. It is the sequel of 1987 film Irupatham Noottandu. The film was written by S. N. Swamy and produced by Antony Perumbavoor under the company Aashirvad Cinemas. the film stars Mohanlal in the titular role, with an ensemble cast of Suman, Shobana, Bhavana, Sampath Raj, Manoj K. Jayan, Jagathy Sreekumar, Rahul Dev, Nedumudi Venu, K. B. Ganesh Kumar, Vinayakan, Shereveer Vakil, Sumith Naval, Sona Nair, V.K Sreeraman, Jinu Joseph and Bala in other pivotal roles.

<i>Punyam Aham</i> 2010 Indian film

Punyam Aham is a 2010 Indian Malayalam-language film directed by Raj Nair. Prithviraj, Samvrutha Sunil and Nedumudi Venu play the lead roles in this film.

Rain, Rain .. Come Again is a 2004 Indian Malayalam-language mystery film directed by Jayaraj and written by Sharath Haridasan. The story is set against the backdrop of two competing colleges in Kerala, amidst, a professor who heads a covert Satanic cult tries to lure students. The film features debutants Ajay Jose, Reji V. Nair, Divya Lakshmi, and Asif Khan in principal roles. The songs were composed by Jassie Gift, while the background score was provided by Pravin Mani. The film is noted as it is the first ever Malayalam film centered on theme of Satanism. The movie was a hit at the box office.

<i>Ayalum Njanum Thammil</i> 2012 Indian film

Ayalum Njanum Thammil is a 2012 Indian Malayalam-language medical drama film directed by Lal Jose. The film produced by Prem Prakash was written by his sons Bobby and Sanjay. It stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Pratap Pothen, Narain, Samvrutha Sunil, Rima Kallingal and Remya Nambeesan.

<i>London Bridge</i> (film) 2014 Indian film

London Bridge is a 2014 Indian Malayalam-language drama film directed by Anil C. Menon and written by Jinu V. Abraham, starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Mukesh, Andrea Jeremiah and Nanditha Raj. The film was entirely shot in the United Kingdom. Rahul Raj composed three original songs and left the project owing to scheduling conflicts. Thus Carnatic vocalist Dr. Sreevalsan Menon was hired to compose two additional songs and Gopi Sundar was signed in to compose the background score. The film is produced by Antony Binoy and Sathish B under the banner Ordinary Pictures.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Mishti Chakraborty</span> Indian actress (born 1987)

Indrani Chakraborty, known by her stage name Mishti, is an Indian actress who predominantly appears in Telugu and Hindi films. She starred in films such as Kaanchi: The Unbreakable (2014), Chinnadana Nee Kosam (2014), Adam Joan (2017), Brihaspathi (2018), and Burra Katha (2019) among others.

<i>Ennu Ninte Moideen</i> 2015 film by R. S. Vimal

Ennu Ninte Moideen is a 2015 Indian Malayalam-language biographical romantic drama film written and directed by R. S. Vimal, based on the real-life story of Kanchanamala and B. P. Moideen, which took place in the 1960s in Mukkam, Kozhikode. Prithviraj Sukumaran and Parvathy Thiruvothu essay the title characters of Moideen and Kanchanamala while Bala, Tovino Thomas, Sai Kumar, Sashi Kumar and Lena appear in supporting roles.

<i>Ivide</i> 2015 Indian film

Ivide is a 2015 Indian Malayalam crime drama film directed by Shyamaprasad. The film has Prithviraj Sukumaran, Nivin Pauly and Bhavana in lead roles. The film was shot mostly in Atlanta, U.S. The soundtrack and background score were composed by Gopi Sundar. Cinematography was done by Eric Dickinson and editing by Manoj. The film was released on 29 May 2015. Manoj was awarded Best Editor at the 2015 Kerala State Film Awards. The music label for the movie is Muzik24

<i>Amar Akbar Anthony</i> (2015 film) 2015 Indian film

Amar Akbar Anthony is a 2015 Indian Malayalam-language comedy thriller film directed by Nadirshah and written by Bibin George and Vishnu Unnikrishnan. It stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Jayasurya, Indrajith Sukumaran and Namitha Pramod. The music is composed by Nadirshah, while the background music is given by Bijibal. It was released on 16 October 2015.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sharaf U Dheen</span> Indian actor

Sharafudheen, professionally credited as Sharaf U Dheen, is an Indian actor who appears in Malayalam films. He made his acting debut in 2013 with Neram. He got his breakthrough by portraying the role of Girirajan Kozhi in Premam (2015). Sharaf U Dheen's known for both his comedic and villain roles. He's best known for his roles in the films Paavada (2015), Happy Wedding (2016), Pretham (2016), Georgettan's Pooram (2017), Njandukalude Nattil Oridavela (2017), Varathan (2018), Neeyum Njanum (2019), Children's Park (2019), Virus (2019), Anjaam Pathiraa (2020), Halal Love Story (2020), and Aarkkariyam (2021).

<i>Ezra</i> (2017 film) 2017 film written and directed by Jay K

Ezra is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language supernatural horror thriller film written and directed by Jay K. starring Prithviraj Sukumaran, Priya Anand, Tovino Thomas, Sujith Shankar, Vijayaraghavan Pillai, and Sudev Nair in the leading roles. Principal photography began in late-June 2016. Major filming locations were Fort Cochin and Sri Lanka. The movie grossed 50 crore at the box-office. It was remade in Hindi in 2021 as Dybbuk. The film was inspired by hollywood horror film The Possession (2012).

<i>Vimaanam</i> 2017 Indian film

Vimaanam (transl. Airplane) is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language drama film written and directed by debutant Pradeep M. Nair, and starring Prithviraj Sukumaran and Durga Krishna. The film was released on 22 December 2017.

<i>Aami</i> 2018 film directed by Kamal

Aami is a 2018 Indian Malayalam-language biographical film based on the life of poet-author Kamala Das. It is written and directed by Kamal and stars Manju Warrier as Kamala Surayya, along with Murali Gopy, Tovino Thomas, Anoop Menon and Anand Bal. The film was released on 9 February 2018. The film won two Kerala State Film Awards.

<i>9</i> (2019 film) 2019 film by Jenuse Mohamed

9 is a 2019 Indian Malayalam-language science fiction horror film written and directed by Jenuse Mohamed. It was jointly produced by Prithviraj Productions and SPE Films India, and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. The film stars Prithviraj Sukumaran, Alok Krishna, Wamiqa Gabbi, Mamta Mohandas and Prakash Raj in lead roles. The film marks the first regional Indian film production and distribution of Sony Pictures and the debut of Prithviraj Productions.

<i>Pathinettam Padi</i> 2019 film directed by Shanker Ramakrishnan

Pathinettam Padi is a 2019 Indian Malayalam-language coming of age drama film, written and directed by Shankar Ramakrishnan and produced by Shaji Nadesan under the banner of August Cinema.The film features Chandunadh, Ahaana Krishna, Akshay Radhakrishnan, Ashwin Gopinath, Wafa Khatheeja Rahman and Arsha Baiju in the lead and Mammootty, Prithviraj Sukumaran, Arya, and Unni Mukundan in cameo roles. The film gained positive response.


  1. "Mollywood in 2017: Top Malayalam movies that earned big at Kerala box office this year". International Business Times . 20 December 2017.
  2. IBTimes (13 January 2016). "Prithviraj Sukumaran to star in Jinu Abraham's Adam". International Business Times .
  3. "Bhavana Prithvi's heroine in Adam". Archived from the original on 31 July 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  4. "INSPIRING: Bhavana Starts Shooting For Prithviraj's Adam!". 25 February 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  5. "Adam (2017) Malayalam Movie - NOWRUNNING".
  6. "Bhavana to be seen next in 'Adam'".
  7. "Bhavana very much part of Prithviraj-Narain starrer film, confirms director". 23 February 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
  8. quintdaily (1 September 2017). "Adam Joan Review Rating – Live Audience Report – QuintDaily".
  9. James, Anu (7 September 2017). "Here's why Mohanlal's Velipadinte Pusthakam is ruling box office even after garnering mixed response". International Business Times . Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  10. "Mollywood in 2017: Top Malayalam movies that earned big at Kerala box office this year". International Business Times . 20 December 2017.