Comedian Soubin Shahir’s debut directorial venture Parava had a flying start across Kerala on its opening day. The Malayalam family entertainer, released on Thursday, September 21, is among the highest first-day grossers at the Kerala box office. The movie received a tremendous opening, thanks to the extended cameo by Dulquer Salmaan, as fans of the young star flooded theatres, which resulted in houseful shows across the state.
Parava has now emerged as the fifth-largest opening-day grosser at the Kerala box office among movies released in 2017. Megastar Mammootty’s The Great Father tops the list with a gross of Rs 4.31 crore. It is followed by Mohanlal’s Velipadinte Pusthakam, which is said to have earned Rs 3.72 crore on the first day of its theatrical run in the state. Meanwhile, Parava is the third movie of Dulquer in the list after his blockbusters Comrade in America and Jomonte Suviseshangal, which have collected Rs 3.09 crore and Rs 2.71 crore, respectively.
The tale is about youngsters, who are mostly in their late teens and concentrate on multiple layers of their life. Dulquer Salmaan who had earlier created an interest around the project is nothing but a guide for these pigeon flyers and it is great to watch young and upcoming stars play second filled to the script. There are events and elements that connect the lives of the brothers, regardless of their independent existence.
Parava, set in the backdrop of Mattanchery, revolves around the pigeon races popular in Kochi. A unique storyline and realistic performances are the highlights of the flick. It has an ensemble cast including Shane Nigam, Arjun Ashokan, Zinil Zainudeen, Siddique, Harisree Ashokan, Jaffer Idukki, Indrans, Jacob Gregory, Sreenath Bhasi, Soubin, Aashiq Abu and Shine Tom Chacko. Child artistes Amalsha as Ichaapi and Govind V Pai as Haseeb have impressed viewers with their realistic performances.