school bus Malayalam movie review 2016
school bus Malayalam movie review 2016
There is a scene in this film where Jayasurya’s character Joseph says to his wife Aparna that had his son talked with him the problem the boy was facing it would have helped to solve every issue. The immediate following dialogue by Aparna had a feel of regret in her as she conveys a sort of a failed mother since her son didn’t discuss with his parents the problem that was taking a toll on him.
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Rosshan Andrews combine with scriptwriting duo of Bobby and Sanjay in School Bus, a movie primarily targeted at the parents of today. Communication and direct talk in a family are something that is eluding the homes these days. Roshan through this film stress the importance of communication and talking to the family so that talks and discussion solve problems rather than taking the issue to outside world for resolving them.
There is nothing new in the story but the intention to pass a very relevant message to parents deserve a special applause. Though there are some takeaways for parents, School Bus is also partly a children’s film narrated through kids and at the same time involving parents too in the process.
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Joseph and Aparna are husband and wife, and they have two children Anjo and Angelina. One incident in the school involving the kids blows out of proportion and the story shared by Rosshan Andrews with his scripting team of Bobby Sanjay explore how the issue has settled.
The film has a convincing and kind of exciting first half that primarily discuss the family problems of Joseph and Aparna. The couple is finding it tough to adjust mutually. Along with their family life, School Bus travel to Trinity International School where the kids Anjo and Angelina are studying. As I said, the first half is decently portrayed making it believable.
The second half takes a complete U-turn from the pre-interval session. Though the idea was good and it had good scope to do an extra bit on the technical aspects, the incidents shown in these stages were a bit unconvincing and somewhat unbelievable.
Not saying it was too bad, but I felt a false narrative in the screenplay in the final one hour. It was as if things were forced to create a sort of thrilling feel along with some suspense thrown in.
Jayasurya played Joseph without any trouble at all. Another winning act making the character of Joseph, who is egoistic and arrogant more convincing and impressive to us. Aparna Gopinath as Aparna was okay. Kunchacko Boban appears as a police officer in the second half, and he did his part without any fuss.
Kids are the real stars of School Bus. Though what they talked had a dramatic appeal and at times sounded more than their ages, the performance factor cannot be ignored. Akash Muraleedharan and Angelina Rosshan are the two kids. Who played Anjo and Angelina respectively and out of the two Couple the girl was better.
Sudheer Karamana was only the pair of scenes, but I should say that his emotional scene with Jayasurya was a touching one helped mostly by the actor’s input. Nandu as the subordinate police officer was quite good.
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Camera work by acclaimed cinematographer Muraleedharan.C.K was a major bonus for School Bus and provided a facelift. The scenes inside the forest were shot brilliantly with nice visual effects. Gopi Sundar’s background score gave the momentum and felt, and it was apt for each and every scene. A film under two hours, School Bus is neatly edited without affecting the total flow. Sound design, especially from the halfway mark, was commendable.
I wouldn’t say the film is a must watch but for the message it tries to convey, parents can give it a shot. For others along with kids, I would say what that started as a simple film looks more of a complex one in the end. An average experience for me and going with two and a half out of five for Roshan Andrews’s School Bus.
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