“Adam Joan”… A completely underwhelming thriller that’s more an exercise in empty style

Posted on September 7, 2017


Spoilers ahead…

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When a bloody hand crawls to the dashboard of a vehicle parked in what appears to be the middle of nowhere — though it’s actually someplace in Scotland — the pulse quickens. This is the opening scene of Jinu V Abraham’s Adam Joan, and the plot points that follow suggest more excitement. A killing. A kidnapping. Hints of child trafficking, paedophilia — perhaps even devil worship. (What is it with Prithviraj and supernatural thrillers this year? First, Ezra. Now, this.) But the film is a crushing bore — it works neither as drama, nor as mood piece, and certainly not as a thriller.

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