I enjoyed the story so asked Soubin if he could give me a role in Parava: Dulquer Salmaan
Soubin Shahir’s debut directorial Parava is the talk of the town in Mollywood. Upon its release last Thursday (September 21), the movie opened to unanimously positive reviews from both the critics and the common audience. Many have already rated it as one of the top three films of the year.
Parava tells the story of two boys from Mattanchery who are into pigeon keeping and racing. The movie also has some very interesting sub plots that showcase the lives and culture of local residents in the area. Most of the major roles are played by newcomers.
Young star Dulquer Salmaan appears in an extended cameo role. He is seen for around 25 minutes and he grabbed all the attention with his effortless performance and solid screens presence. The actor has been getting a lot of praise for his performance and also his willingness to do a cameo role despite being such a big star.
In a recent interview, Dulquer revealed that it was him who asked Soubin for a character in the movie. Apparently, the actor was eager to work in Parava as he was very mcuh impressed by the storyline.
He is quoted saying, “I wanted to be a part of this film as I really enjoyed the story. Moreover, it is set in Mattancherry, my mother’s hometown, that I love and know so well. So I asked Soubin if he could give me a role in the film and that’s when he told me that he did have a role meant for me. However, since, it was a cameo, he wasn’t sure if I would agree!”
Dulquer’s presence has made wonders for the movie. His star presence is attracting more audience to the theatres. Though he his screen time is limited, his character is very integral to the plot and Dulquer’s performance has made it a memorable one.
Parava is jointly scripted by Soubin Shahir and Muneer Ali. Rex Vijayan has composed the music and cinematography is handled by Littil Swayamp. Filmmaker Anwar Rasheed and Shyju Unni have jointly produced this movie under the banner of Anwar Rasheed Entertainments.