2 hrs 27 mins
The story of Parava revolves around pigeon race, a game, which is prominent in Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala.
Anwar Rasheed Entertainments
Anwar Rasheed,Shyju Unni
Parava,the much awaited and highly anticipated film of the season, has finally hit 178 screens across Kerala on today, The directorial debut of popular actor Soubin shahir, without revealing any video songs or trailer of the film. The flick has managed to create a huge hype and expectation are indeed sky high for the movie.
Plot of the story
Parava film that focuses on the game of pigeon flying and how deeply it’s ingrained in the life of youngsters there, it has a handful of little flyers and their friendships through which the tale takes shape. Young Superstar Dulquer Salmaan in an extended cameo with a crucial role. Three yesteryear actor’s sons Shane Nigam, son of popular comedian Abi, Arjun Asokan, son of Harisree Asokan, and Zinil Sainudeen, son of actor Sainudeen seen in the lead roles, while Jacob Gregory, Indrans, Srinda Arhaan & Siddique in important roles.
Cast and performance
The two kids who played the roles of Irashad (Ichappi) and Haseeb were perfect. Amal Shah has earnestness in performance to be Ichappi and Govind as Haseeb delivers the humor very nicely. The cast here is elaborate and if you try to look at the space for each actor in terms of screen time, it will be very less. But they appear in the movie in small portions for the entire run time that you tend to feel that they have played a full fledged role. The prime example would be the character played by Dulquer Salmaan who is hardly there for half an hour, but you feel like he was there in a good part of the film. He was really good as that mentor of the gang. Shane Nigam gets a really juicy character and has done a good job. Arjun Ashokan and Zinil Zainudheen were also fine in their respective roles. Among the seniors Harishree Ashokan, Jaffer Idukki and Indrans has less space when compared to the less yet so effective character played by actor Siddique in the film. The other actors in the cast includes Jacob Gregory, Srinda, Shine Tom Chacko, Soubin himself, Sreenath Bhasi, Ashiq Abu and many other faces that are familiar to us and what we found interesting was that most of them appeared in a character that were different from what we have seen them doing regularly.
More than a peculiar story or making a template story of pigeon racing, Soubin and Muneer Ali are more interested in telling the story of humans. Soubin who has almost 15 years of experience in the film field follows the latest way of conceptualizing emotional drama by presenting it realistically. The humor in the narrative is quite subtle and there is enough background given to almost all the characters in the film. The only problem is the elaborate nature of the content. The story is so elaborate that sometimes you might not get the importance of certain subplots that are there to show us the emotional state of these characters. These subplots and may be the character played by Dulquer Salmaan is worth rereading in our opinion. Littil Swayamp has done a really great job in conceiving the visuals. Rex Vijayan’s peculiar music suits the film and the background score was also very neat. The cuts were precise. The sound design of the movie was also pretty impressive and the sync of sound design, background score, visuals and stunt choreography makes the climax fight look very rough
The movie is very entertaining and realistic one . Soubin Shahir’s Perfect direction will entertain you in cinema halls.
KBO RATING 4/5 (80% Rating Out Of 100 )
Parava (2017), action comedy drama released in Malayalam language in theatre near you in Kochi. Know about Film reviews, lead cast & crew, photos & video gallery on BookMyShow.