PARAVA | British Board of Film Classification
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Type of media Film

Approved Running time 144m 16s

Release date 06/10/2017

Ratings Info moderate violence, drug references, scene of sexual harassment

Genre(s) Comedy, Drama

Director(s) Soubin Shahir

Cast includes Dulquer Salmaan, Shane Nigam, Govind Pai, Amalsha, Jacob Gregory, Indrans

Summary PARAVA is a Malayalam language comedy drama in which two young friends attempt to train the perfect racing pigeon.

Cut This work was cut. The cuts were made at the request of the distributor to achieve a particular category. To obtain this category cuts of 0m 39s were required. Details of cuts below may contain spoilers or plot details.

  • Cinema release suitable for 12 years and over icon12A

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 26/09/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

 PARAVA is a Malayalam language comedy drama in which two young friends attempt to train the perfect racing pigeon.


There are multiple fights and brawls featuring slaps, punches and kicks. One man breaks a piece of wood over another man's head, and two men are struck with a wooden oar. A man is stabbed in the sole of his foot through his shoe, without blood or injury detail. Blood leaks from a man's mouth after his head is knocked into a pile of bricks.


There are brief images of drug paraphernalia including bloody discarded needles, and of people passed out or semi-conscious after misusing drugs. The work as a whole does not endorse drug misuse.


A man makes sexually suggestive comments to his female employee and propositions her for sex, causing her great distress. The verbal references are not graphic.

Mild sex references include a scene in which sexual-sounding moaning can be heard coming from a cinema screen after some young boys sneak into a screening. We don't see the screen itself, just the comically enraptured faces of the boys. There is brief, non-graphic sight of a dead dog after the animal is accidentally killed off screen. Mild bad language includes 'shit', 'asshole', 'damn' and 'hell'.

Cuts information

Company chose to remove moments of strong violence and injury detail in order to achieve a 12A rating. Cuts made in accordance with BBFC Guidelines and policy. An uncut 15 classification was available.


Also known as
Pranay Pictures International
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144m 55s
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