Adam Joan

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Adam Joan
Adam Joan.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJinu V. Abraham
Produced byBrijeesh Mohamed
Josemon Simon
Written byJinu V. Abraham
StarringPrithviraj Sukumaran
Rahul Madhav
Music bySongs:
Deepak Dev
Gopi Sunder
CinematographyJithu Damodar
Edited byManoj
Jairaj Motion Pictures
B Cinemas
Distributed byRenji Panicker Entertainment
Release date
  • 1 September 2017 (2017-09-01)
Running time
168 minutes
Box office17.5 crore(Kerala alone)[1]

Adam Joan is a 2017 Indian Malayalam-language 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, Mishti, Bhavana, Narain, and Rahul Madhav. It was shot in Scotland and Kerala.[2][3] Adam Joan was released in India on 1 September 2017 and was a commercial success.


Adam Joan Pothen is a rich planter who has a passion for farming. One day during one of his friend's marriage he meets Amy who sings in a choir and eventually they fall in love and get married. Adam's brother Alan (Unni), his wife Shweta and his mother are settled in Scotland. Adam and Amy go there for staying with them for a short while. Amy gets pregnant and is forced to stay there. While Adam was back in Kerala with his plantation business, Amy dies from child birth. Adam is overwhelmed and leaves his child Ila with his brother and wife who are childless. Adam believes that the child is the cause of his wife's death and never visits her thereafter.

7 years later Adam returns to Scotland when his mother is killed while trying to save Ila from getting kidnapped. A guilt ridden Adam decides to find his child at any cost as a redemption for leaving her years back. After a clash between him and his family Adam shifts from his brother's house and starts an investigation of his own aided by his best friend Cyriac. After getting information about children being kidnapped from Edinburgh Adam find that it was really Satan Worshipers who had kidnapped Ila as she is half Jewish from her maternal side. The Satan worshipers sacrifices young Jew girls or Christian missionaries in order to satisfy Satan on the day which he is considered to be weak and thus Ila was kidnapped. Meanwhile, Cyriac discovers that Daisy, Swetha's friend hails from a family which secretly worships dark forces which they calls 'Karuthachan' and might have something to do with Ila's kidnapping. Adam and Cyriac kidnap Daisy who reveals that she is a part of a satanic cult spread across the Scottish mainland. She also reveals having taken Swetha to their church where she prayed that she wants to have her own child and was declared pregnant after 5 months. The cult's high priest Edward Williams, who is Daisy's and Swetha's senior at work demands that Swetha either have to serve her about to be born baby or Ila for Satan to which Swetha declines but the cult's real target was Ila whose identity was given by Daisy to Edward. Swetha really knew it was them who kidnapped Ila and deeply apologizes to Adam. Adam then abducts Edward Williams and tortures him after he doesn't say nothing. Adam and Cyriac then searche Edward's house for more clues and returns. Adam takes Edward back to his home alone, clears all evidences of his presence and kills Edward by throwing him off the stairs.

Adam still on track of Ila goes to Edward's grave after his funeral where he finds the other priests performing rituals on the grave. Adam follows Nathan, a Sri Lankan Tamilian priest whom he had met earlier with Ila but couldn't catch. Adam kidnaps his daughter and asks him to tell where Ila is. Nathan for the sake of his daughter tells him that Ila is going to be sacrificed on a ceremony to be conducted on Good Friday which will be attended by all the priests including him. Adam who had earlier arranged Cyriac to safely return Nathan's daughter back, is taken to the ceremonial place by Nathan who remind 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 doesn't know that his daughter is safe tells Steve that his daughter's life is in his hands. Adam falls unconscious after being hit in the head after giving the wrong information and an angry Nathan charges towards Steve and is almost killed by the other priests and is left to die but Adam who wakes up rushes to his daughter and kills all the priests but is stabbed by Steve who almost kills him but Adam overpowers him and kills him. Adam rescues his daughter and escapes but succumbs to his injuries. Later Alan, Swetha and Ila visits Adam's grave where they meet Cyriac who asks Ila whether she knows who Adam was to which she responds that he was her father's brother. The film ends with Cyriac reminding that on the day when Ila knows the truth about how her father and mother sacrificed their lives for her she will come with better flowers to be placed on their grave.



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 named Syriac. The film will have two female protagonists, Bhavana plays one of the role. The film was mainly shot in Scotland and also in Kerala in locations that includes Kochi, Kottayam, Mundakkayam, and Thumpamon.


Music was composed by Deepak Dev for the lyrics of Santhosh Varma, B. K. Harinarayanan, Gilu Joseph, and Sri. C. P. Chandy. Gopi Sunder composed the film score.

Track listing
  • "Arikil Ini Njaan Varaam" - Prithviraj Sukumaran
  • "Eden Thottam" - Karthika
  • "Ee Kaattu" - Karthik, Chorus


Adam Joan was one of the Onam releases of 2017. It initially released on 1 September 2017 in the USA and a week later in Kerala and GCC.

Box office[edit]

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]


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  5. ^ "INSPIRING: Bhavana Starts Shooting For Prithviraj's Adam!". 25 February 2017. Retrieved 22 July 2017.
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  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.

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