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Adam Joan Review

Review by IndiaGlitz [ Monday, September 4, 2017 • Malayalam ]
Adam Joan Review
B Cinemas
Prithviraj Sukumaran, Mishti, Bhavana
Jinu V Abraham
B Cinemas, Brijeesh Jose Simon
Deepak Dev

'Adam Joan' is all of grey - fifty shades and more. This is a stylish tale in the thriller genre. Set in the drab and picturesque Scotland, the movie maintains a somber and dark tone throughout. We also get to see Prithviraj in a stylish avatar - what with the flashy car and bike chases and long looks for that matter. The emotional quotient of the movie is spot on. However, as a thriller, the plot is predictable.

The movie has Adam (Prithviraj), a Kerala based planter, landing in Scotland when he hears of some mishap to his mother and brother's family there. The child is kidnapped and his mother is shot dead. At the funeral, he vows to get to the bottom of the issue and find the child. Meanwhile the child is not just any child and their relationship is revealed through a flashback which has a madly in love Adam with his wife Amy (Mishti) who later dies in childbirth.

The thriller part is predictable though we have some emotional moments which is a good enough watch. The characterization is great to go with and Prithviraj's vulnerability and his heightened anguish is all well etched out. His on-screen camaraderie with Narien has also come out well. The holes in the script are evident with a planter nosing around for clues all of a sudden and punching the bad boys very stylishly getting in the way of a convincing storyline.

Prithviraj sizzles as Adam. His looks and demeanor match the character. We get reminded of Prithviraj in other such foreign locale movies like London Bridge' etc. Also thriller's like 'Ezra' is also resonant in the movie. Narain's act is again great. Bhavana and Mshti look good on screen. Mishti though has a limited time frame in which she does not have much to do. Rahul Madhav and Lena too fit in well. Madhusudhan Rao is also great to watch.

Gothic style is much evident as graveyards, church and eerie houses make their appearances. Add to it church choir music and religious motifs and we have a dark thriller on our hands. Jithu Damodhar's frames capture the greys well. The camera lens pans the landscape enticingly. So is the music with its choral tones. Jinu Abraham has helmed the movie well. His directorial has come out well. The movie though lacks a solid story and a well paced progression of plot.

Catch the movie for Prithviraj's stylish avatar and if in mood for a Gothic style thriller with lots of greys.

Rating: 3 / 5.0

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