Movie Review : Mexican Aparatha Is Stylish But Nothing More
Mexican Aparatha ends up a politically immature attempt overly reliant on the power of the red flag and revolution to arouse the masses, voices Sriram
On Mar 07, 2017


Campus politics coloured in revolutionary red is an ingredient that promises compelling cinema. Oru Mexican Aparatha came with a trailer that gave indications that it has mixed the ingredients well for a riveting ride.


The movie took off in style doing justice to the expectations. There was enough in it to keep the audience going, as it explored various aspects of campus life centred around the politics present there. The love which was being interestingly set up failed to receive the ending it deserved.  The director succeeded in creating very good hype despite the plot lacking clarity in patches. The first half which comfortably cruised through served as a good build up for the rest of the story. But as the movie progresses the loopholes widened, resulting in the stylish looking Mexican Aparatha crumbling on its weak base of story and script.  Events which seemed to be forced hampered the momentum gathered till then. Despite some gripping sequences here and there, the movie was losing its direction and clarity. Just when it seemed the movie was gathering some political intent, it got wrapped up in a very untidy and immature manner, conveying a sense of incompletion. The climax as itself was a treat to watch, but it just seemed a grand conclusion for a hollow content.



Just like the movie had gripping execution lacking aim, it had its share of attractive performances. Tovino Thomas takes a good forward step in increasing and showcasing his range as an actor. Roopesh Peethambaran was impressive with his screen presence as much as his performance. Neeraj Madhav used his opportunity very well to portray a major character of the movie. It was Jino John who put up the most impressive performance doing complete justice to the character he got.


Background score was a shining highlight of Mexican Aparatha. It lent some much needed excitement and grip for the movie. While some songs were energetic and effective some failed to find the target. 'Ivalaro' sung by Vijay Yesudas proves to be the best of the lot.



Mexican Aparatha ends up a politically immature attempt overly reliant on the power of the red flag and revolution to arouse the masses. There is no denying that the movie has gripping execution and good performances but all based on a weak, half baked script crumbling in its business end.



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