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Oru Mexican Aparatha Movie Review: Breaking The Stereotypes Of Campus Based Flicks!

Has Tovino Thomas starrer Oru Mexican Aparatha hit the the right chords? Read our review on Oru Mexican Aparatha..

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Oru Mexican Aparatha, directed by Tom Emmatty and featuring Tovino Thomas in the lead role has hit the theatres today (March 03, 2017). The film, which narrates a campus based story is one of the big releases of this month.

The movie, also marks the debut of director Anoop Kannan as a film producer. Oru Mexican Aparatha is one of the biggest releases that a movie of youngsters has got in the recent times.

Oru Mexican Aparatha Movie Review

Plot

The story of Oru Mexican Aparatha is set in the campus of Maharaja college. Paul is a happy-go-lucky student whereas his close friend Subhash, is a person who has staunch political views. Certain incidents in their life brings about a change in the attitude of Paul and he along with Subhash and others move forward with a mission.

Read on to know how the cast and crew members of Oru Mexican Aparatha have fared for the movie..

Director - Tom Emmatty

Debutant Tom Emmatty has handled the scripting and direction department of Oru Mexican Aparatha. It is rather a confident debut by the youngster and he has put up a commendable job, both with the pen and the megaphones.

For a debut, he has opted for a theme, which might go down to be a bit controversial. The director in him has been successful in taking the viewers to the campus, in which the entire film is set. He has evenly paced both the halves of the film. Definitely, there is room for improvement, but still the negatives are very few in number.

Tovino Thomas As Paul/Kochanian

Tovino Thomas appears in two different get-ups in the movie but it is his version of Paul that has the maximum space. The actor has done complete justice to the character.

In the first half, we get to see the romantic and comical side of Paul and coming to the second half we get to see the leader in him rising. A big pat on the back for the actor for convincingly portraying all the emotions of Paul, to effect.

Neeraj Madhav As Subhash

Neeraj Madhav appears as Subhash and he gets to play an equally important role. As a person who follows a strong ideology, Neeraj was cent percent convincing.

In fact, he gets to mouth some of the fantastic dialogues of the movie. It was really refreshing to see him in the role of a matured character and Subhash is one of the finest roles of the actor, so far.

Roopesh Peethambaran As Roopesh

Well, the actor in Roopesh Peethambaran has made a real powerful comeback. The actor appears as Roopesh, the college chairman. His character in the film has some negative shades and Roopesh, without any inhibitions has done a perfect job. He brings in that menacing nature of the character on the screen and that is the real success of the actor in him. We definitely can expect more from this actor in the future.

Gayathri Suresh As Anu

Gayathri Suresh's Anu has very limited screen space in the movie. Her character wasn't properly developed and we get to see her mostly in the first half of the film. On the performance side, the actress has done an OK job.

Kalabhavan Shajon As Shiyas

Kalabhavan Shajon appears as Shiyas, one of the leaders of a political party. He has got to play a role with slight negative shades, which he does with perfection. At the same time, there are moments when he tickles your funny bones.

Rest Of The Cast

Apart from the above mentioned actors, the film also features Sudheer Karamana, Sudhi Koppa, Hareesh Perody, Jaffer Idukki etc., in important roles. It was nice to see Sudheer Karamana in a matured role, after a gap.

A special mention to the person who portrayed the role of Jomi. He was simply brilliant and kept the humour quotient up, each time he appeared on screen.

Background Score - Gopi Sunder

At present, there is no other person who could beat this man in this department. In Oru Mexican Aparatha, Gopi Sunder has done an excellent job with his background score, which has helped to maintain the tempo of the movie throughout.


Other Technicalities

Cinematography of the film has been handled by Prakash Velayudham. He has set the tone and frames for the movie that suit the realistic elements in the movie. Edits by Shameer Muhammed is decent but he could have kept the runtime of the first half under check.

The songs of the movie have been set to tune by Manikandan Ayyappa. All the songs the gel well with the movie, without any disparities. The costumes section could have taken more care on the attires of Paul (Tovino Thomas).

Overall View

First thing first, Oru Mexican Aparatha is not in the lines of campus based movies of the recent times. The movie takes you to an altogether different milieu making us feel that we are a part of that particular campus.

Apart from the campus politics, which has been dealt brilliantly by the makers, the film also has a lot of moments for laughter. The first half is filled with such moments, that keep the entertainment quotient high.

Quite a few eyebrows might be raised for supporting a particular ideology but that doesn't take anything away from the movie. The film also throws light on what the real purpose of politics in campus should be. There are also certain elements in the movie that expose the inside games in campus politics.

All those who are in search of feel-good elements might get disappointed, as Oru Mexican Aparatha is filled with more racy, thrilling and adrenaline rushing elements.

Verdict

Oru Mexican Aparatha is a grand work from a group of youngsters that shows the college campus from a different angle. Watch it and the team deserves a salute for breaking the stereotypes of campus-based flicks and packaging the movie in an entertaining manner without losing out the steam of the content.

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