Joseph (Jayasurya)and Aparna (Aparna Gopinath) are the parents of Ajoy (Aakash Muraleedharan) and Angelina (Angelina Roshan). Ajoy, being an hyper-actively mischievous kid lands himself in trouble thanks to his antics. After an act that irks those around him in school, Ajoy starts bunking school with his sister Angelina. Once his parents and police are brought into the picture, Ajoy elopes from home fearing the backlash. How the adults rediscover themselves in the process of finding Ajoy forms the crux of School Bus.
A child's creative mind makes him live in a world of its own. When he's forced to give up the imaginative realms for the realities of life, it is indeed a struggle for a little heart. Bobby-Sanjay have scripted a story that explores this in depth. The story revolves around Ajoy who's our protagonist. The first half is breezy and establishes the characters nicely along with showcasing Ajoy's playfulness. The second half on the other is intriguing and fast paced. Even though the story does get predictable after a while, the feel good storyline does succeed in accentuating the value of relationships to an extent.
As parents, Jayasurya and Aparna have done a commendable job. Scenes where they discuss about figuring out where they failed in parenting are touching. Kunchacko Boban, as a cop, shines even though his transformation scenes aren't convincing. The kids have stolen the show with their stellar performances.
Be it the forest shots or the city, C K Muraleedharan's frames are a treat to watch. Editor Vivek Harshan has done a good job of making the film engaging. Gopi Sundar's music is average but his background scores set the tone for the film perfectly.
Overall, School Bus is a decent family entertainer which can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.