Parava review round-up: Dulquer Salmaan cameo is highlight of Soubin Shahir's directorial debut
Soubin Shahir's directorial debut Parava opened to positive reviews from critics. The film stars Amal Shah, Govind V Pai, and Shane Nigam. Dulquer Salmaan makes a cameo appearance in the film, which according to several reports, is one of the highlights of the drama.
Based on the story of two kids from Fort Kochi, the film throws light on pigeon flying and what the sport means for the community of that area.
Packing up on realism, the film managed to enthrall most people with its simplicity and unique storytelling.
The reviews so far have been postitive. Here are a few excepts:
Deepa Soman from the Times of India says:
"The film has some earnest and very talented cast, especially the two kids through whom most of the story is showcased. With tremendous screen presence and powerful performance, they don't make you feel at any point that their young shoulders can't carry the movie ahead. Dulquer's extended cameo as Imran positively adds weight to the film. There is a lot of subtle humour too that adds to the quality of the believable and decently gripping proceedings."
Indian Express had a few words to say about the film, too:
The interest in the second half is evoked because of character artistes like Jacob Gregory, Srinath Bhasi and Soubin Shahir who are a part of the trouble making gang. Of course, there are two teams and you will surely see the audience rooting for one.
Manorama Online appreciated the film, pointing out a few shortfalls concerning the action-packed sequences:
"However, the realistic tone could not be brought about in the action sequences. They are quite cinematic and elaborate. The outstanding camera work by Littil Swayamp and the breezy background score and songs by Rex Vijayan put the movie on a pedestal. Though a disjointed course of events and slightly over-stretched and void saga, the film stands out for its originality and aesthetic appeal. As a debutant director, it's a marvelous outing for Soubin Shahir."
You can watch the trailer of the film here:
Updated Date: Sep 22, 2017 16:50:48 IST
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