Tovino Thomas as campus leader
The vibrant political scene in Maharaja’s College, Kochi, is all set to get a cinematic depiction in debutant director Tom Emmatty’s ‘Oru Mexican Aparatha’, which has TovinoThomas and also directorRoopesh Peethambaran as the leads.
Tom, who had previously assisted Roopesh in ‘You Too Brutus’, tells us, “Tovino plays an SFI leader while Roopesh will be his KSU counterpart in the film set against the backdrop of campus politics in Maharaja’s College. The highlight would be that real-life KSU and SFI members will also be part of the movie.”
Incidentally, Tovino had played a politician in his debut movie ‘ABCD’. Ask him about the upcoming film and he says, “It’s a script I instantly liked and that is why I wanted to do it. Plus, it’s got the ‘You Too Brutus’ team as well. After I finish Basil Joseph’s ‘Godha’, I have a Lal Jose film and this movie lined up. I will be doing whichever is ready to go on floors then.” The actor is currently shooting for the horror-thriller Ezra that has Prithviraj in the lead.
Tom’s movie will also mark Roopesh’s debut as an actor in a full-fledged role. He had earlier essayed Mohanlal’s childhood role in Spadikam. The Theevram filmmaker says, “I was on the lookout for a good project but frankly I had asked Tom to approach other actors for this movie. However, he insisted that I should play the character. He’s like family so I couldn’t refuse.”
The movie is currently set to go on floors by the last quarter of this year with the pre-production works progressing in full swing.
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