Parava Malayalam Movie
It's heartening to note that actor Soubin Sahir has a grave purpose in his directorial debut. As a first step, he makes us glued to the screen when the title card appears in a quaint fashion but in a realistic manner. Then he guides us to the lives of the two little protagonists, who always follow pigeons. The two boys in "Parava" remind me of the two kids in Tamil film "Kakka Muttai". What plods me to draw a comparison between them is that they all have a goal and they strive for it without bothering about the hurdles. Here, more than the innocence of the children, it's their passion for pigeons that is ubiquitous till the end. In fact, they show immense maturity and restraint than adults.
Soubin deftly handles Irshad aka Ichappy, played by Amal Shah, and Habeeb, essayed by Govind. V. Pai. Life in Mattancherry has a fixed template in most of our films. But the filmmaker consciously diverts us from the usual streets to the interiors of middle class houses. Shane Nigam as Shaine has a problem with his father, played by Siddique, and in another house, you will see Mujib (Jacob Gregory) repenting his mistake of not visiting his father before his death. Another character grouses about his son for not assisting him in the ration shop. So the swathes of the script, co-written by the director and Muneer Ali, have enough references to family relationships.
While pigeon flying tournament is the prestige issue for the children, a menacingly drug-addicted gang creates problems for a few youngsters, who are led by Imran (Dulquer Salmaan). His cameo appearance is worthy and permeates its impact on the movie.
The meticulous timing of Amal Shah and Govind is an advantage for the film. They seal the benchmark of acting for their counterparts in the film with spectacular performances. The visuals of Littil Swayamp raise the barrier of the narration of a simple plot. But at certain places, the film gives the hunch that the tale has stuck somewhere. The actor-director shuns unnecessary violence though this drama sets the stage for revenge.
Movies with local flavor have been snapped up well so far this year by the audience. That magic repeats in this film with the presence of local boys with cricket bats, kites and pigeons. Moreover, Soubin Sahir's astonishingly brilliant craft helps this pigeon soar confidently.
An outstanding camera work by Littil Swayamp makes this film noteworthy. Soubin Shahir should have been a little more s... Show moreAn outstanding camera work by Littil Swayamp makes this film noteworthy. Soubin Shahir should have been a little more specific than being too much general in portraying the life in Kochi. I think nobody got an idea about what this dove flying is all about. The director is too much preoccupied with portraying the life of Kochinites to forget the core upon which the story is built. The movie would have been great had it been the other way round. However Soubin stands a great promise.