Indian Cinema Review Rating !
Prithviraj playing a dark and broody man, a father on the quest for his kidnapped daughter…there’s precious little that’s new in terms of the premise in the latest thriller Adam Joan.
The lives of Shwetha (Bhavana) and Alan (Rahul Madhav) are turned topsy turvy when their only daughter is kidnapped and Alan’s mother is killed. This brings onto scene Alan’s brother Adam Joan (Prithviraj) who is still struggling to come to terms with his wife’s death. He then embarks on a mission to find the missing girl and during the course of the movie, we find how he is related to her.
The positives include the locale. Shot extensively in Scotland, the dark grey winters add quite a lot in setting the tone of the movie. Prithviraj is at his stylish best. Elements of Satan worship in the movie makes for an interesting angle. Bhavana, Narain and Rahul have essayed their roles magnificently, with Bhavana deserving a special applause.
The biggest negative is the lack of conviction. Even though the movie talks about an intensely emotional topic, it fails to strike a chord. It is unconvincing that the family apart from Prithviraj continues to go about their daily lives as if nothing happened. Also, Prithviraj’s histrionics seem a little contrived and over the top.
All in all Adam Joan is at best a one-time watch.