28 May 2017 | shobanchittuprolu
Oru Mexican Aparatha is a realistic portrayal of Student wars in Kerala with terrific performances but dragging screenplay.
Oru Mexican Aparatha (2017): Student Politics are always an interesting premise for Cinema.College youth likes these kind of movies as they can be easily related to the situations.Oru Mexican Aparatha is one such film released this March in Malayalam.So how is it?
The story begins during the emergency era, when an SFY leader Kochaniyan is murdered by the police inside the prestigious Maharaja campus. Cut to the current times when the college is ruled by KSQ, led by the firebrand Roopesh (Roopesh Peethambaran).Subhash (Neeraj Madhav) has been designated by the Left party to initiate a base for SFY at Maharaja College. He teams up with Paul Varghese (Tovino Thomas) and a few other friends to find a place for their outfit within the campus. This enrages KSQ and in turn, begins a series of violent fights between the two.
1)Realistic portrayal: Debutant director Tom Emmatty has narrated the story with lot of humour in a highly engaging way and quite evidently, it would be nothing less than a thrilling experience for all those have studied in Kerala. Be it in the campus, hostel, canteen, college functions and cultural festivals- everything looks so real and you can easily identify with it.
2)Performances: With amazing screen presence and confidence Tovino Thomas makes his mark as a hero in a brilliant way. He is earnest and has a pleasing persona. Filmmaker Roopesh Peethambaran, who has played the young Mohanlal in Spadikam, comes up with a brilliant show as the KSQ leader. Neeraj Madhav is top class as Subhash the fiery leaser while Jino John and Vishnu Govindan as Jomy is very impressive. Many newcomers in relatively small character roles are excellent Heroine, Gayatri Suresh, has nothing much to do though.
1)Duration: This movie has duration of 2hr 23 min and drags a lot in between the crucial scenes.
So,Oru Mexican Aparatha is a realistic portrayal of Student wars in Kerala with terrific performances but dragging screenplay.
My rating 6.25/10