Premium streaming service Amazon Prime Video has announced the direct-to-service global premiere of Joji, a crime drama that promises to keep the audience at the edge of their seats.
Directed by Dileesh Pothan, written by Syam Pushkaran and produced under the banner of Bhavana Studios, the crime drama stars Fahadh Faasil as the protagonist alongside Baburaj, Shammi Thilakan, Alistair Alex and Unnimaya Prasad in pivotal roles. The film is all set to stream exclusively on Amazon Prime Video from April 7 in more than 240 countries and territories.
Inspired by Shakespeare’s tragedy Macbeth, the movie presents a twisted version of a plot filled with greed, ambition, murder and mystery. The story revolves around Joji, an engineering dropout and the youngest son of the rich plantation family who lives with his aspirations of becoming a super wealthy NRI. But his father looks down upon him and thinks of him as nothing more than a loser. Driven by greed and blind ambition, Joji finally decides to execute his plans following an unexpected event in the family.
Vijay Subramaniam, Director and Head, Content, Amazon Prime Video, said, "We are thrilled to bring the World Premiere of Malayalam film Joji to our customers across 240 countries and territories. Fahadh and Dileesh have made some exceptional films together and this one is their latest notable addition. At Amazon Prime Video, our aim is to constantly provide our viewers with content that serves as wholesome entertainment and we’re confident that customers everywhere will find Joji thoroughly enjoyable.”
Faasil said, "The moment I got to know about my character and his journey, I knew I had to be a part of the movie. I love to watch movies with unconventional plot twists, and Joji definitely packs in some surprises. I give myself enough time to understand my character and essentially become it, but Joji is one such character that had an edge to it, which made the role interesting and appealing to me. I am excited that with Joji premiering on Amazon Prime Video, viewers across the globe will be able to enjoy our crime drama.”
Director Pothan said, "As a filmmaker, I enjoy telling stories, and every film has its own journey. Joji is a special film and the story will keep audiences hooked till the end. With Joji, I reunited with a fine actor like Fahadh. It was an amazing experience to work with such a brilliant and hardworking team. Every actor embraced their characters beautifully.”
Joji will join the thousands of TV shows and movies from Hollywood and Bollywood in the Prime Video catalogue.
Prime members will be able to watch Joji anywhere and anytime on the Prime Video app for smart TVs, mobile devices, Fire TV, Fire TV stick, Fire tablets, Apple TV, etc.