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21 Sep, 2017
2 hrs 27 mins
26,418 votes
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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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Verdict - An impressive directorial debut by Soubin Shahir. Soubin Shahir is one of the finest comedians among the new crop of Malayalam actors. Also, he has a good amount of experience about the efforts that go behind the camera. He started his innings as an assistant director in 2003. He has worked with some []... ...Read full review
Parava is not a movie that specifically talks about pigeon racing. The film uses pigeons as a connecting link to establish a story about friendship that happens on many levels. If any of you have followed Soubin Shahir on his social media platforms, you would know about his peculiar skills at presenting visuals and Parava is pretty much a testimony that he knows to narrate a story by effectively utilizing the visual language of this medium. ...Read full review
Mattanchery is the small part of Kochi which was earlier famous for trading spices and tea. The neighborhood has people who came and settled from different parts of India and abroad. Pigeon flying is an indispensable part of living there, where it is also conducted as a sport. In the tournament, a pair of pigeons belonging to each contestant has to fly without landing and the pair that flies the most wins. ...Read full review
The story of Parava is set in the land of Mattanchery in Kochi and it takes you through the lives of two kids Ichapee and Haseeb, who are passionate about nurturing Pigeons for the Pigeon Race. ...Read full review
Parava, in a nutshell, is a movie with a heavy dose of realism. The alley that director Soubin Shahi... ...Read full review
How is it possible for a person to have two polar opinions about the same movie? `Parava` managed to evoke both awe and indifference in one go. ...Read full review
In the world of pigeon fighting, the little white birds are kings sans crowns, and in Kerala, Fort Kochi is one of their kingdoms. At a time when the dove fighters of the State are in the thick of action, Fort Kochi`s own Soubin Shahir debuts as a director in Malayalam through the film Parava. ...Read full review
Paravas title cards ingeniously unfold over the colourful, grimy lanes of Mattanchery with walls that have peeling paint, houses choking for space but with massive promenades and huge playgrounds. In the opening sequence, two lads are out to hijack the neighbours ornamental fish. ...Read full review