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The story of Parava revolves around pigeon race, a game, which is prominent in Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala.

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Soubin Shahir

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Muneer Ali (screenplay), Soubin Shahir (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Credited cast:
Amal Shah Amal Shah ... Irshad aka Ichappi
Govind V. Pai Govind V. Pai ... Haseeb
Dulquer Salmaan ... Imran (Extended Cameo)
Shane Nigam ... Shane (as Shane Nigaam)
Siddique
Arjun Asokan ... Hakeem
Jacob Gregory
Sinil Sainuddin
Soubin Shahir
Sreenath Bhasi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aashiq Abu ... Police Officer
Srinda Ashab ... Habeeba
Harisree Asokan
Shine Tom Chacko
Jaffer Idukki
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The story of Parava revolves around pigeon race, a game, which is prominent in Mattancherry, Kochi, Kerala.

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Language:

Malayalam

Release Date:

21 September 2017 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Kochi, Kerala, India

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$536,418
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The two young male child actors had no previous acting experience, they were coached by the director himself for the movie. See more »

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Oh! you beauty you Soubin
23 September 2017 | by TheDennisBergkampFanSee all my reviews

Finally a good Malayalam movie after a very long time. The last good movie I saw was Rakshadhikari Baiju Oppu and its been one tedious movie after another since then.

Althaf Salim's directorial debut Njandugalude Naatil Oridavela was pretty decent. Soubin Shahir has simply taken it to another level altogether. Brilliantly shot. Absolutely brilliantly shot.

If you watch it on a small screen you would be doing the movie & the director a disservice. Parava deserves to be viewed on the big screen. You simply have to watch it in a theatre to fully appreciate the directorial brilliance. Near flawless from beginning to end. The only recent movie that would come close in terms of visual brilliance is Angamaly Diaries and I think this one is the clear winner.

The movie was promoted as a Dulquer starrer and its only later that I realized that our man appears only in an extended cameo. So my expectations had come down dramatically.But boy oh boy what a movie. Just pure cinematic excellence.

Parava follows the life of 2 kids who raise Pigeons for sports in Cochin. Going into the movie I had no idea about the pasttime sport of Pigeon flying. Apparently the Pigeon that stays the longest in the air is deemed the winner.

After a few poorly chosen movies Dulquer has hit peak form again with Parava. Even though the entire cast has done a brilliant job, Dulquer is clearly first among equals. Those 20-25 minutes are his best work to date. Its like he was born to play the role of Imran. The 2 kids who play the lead are brilliant as well. At no stage do they come across as novices. Its brilliantly cast. I have lost track of the number of times I have used the word brilliant in the review. Even Jacob Gregory does a serious role for a change.

It is a magnificently shot movie.

Do yourself a favour and go watch it. Thank me later.


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