IFFK’13: The Review – “PARVIZ”

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An young film enthusiast from Thiruvananthapuram, Shah Alam (Munna Bhai), reviews the Iranian film “PARVIZ” which featured in the 18th International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK 2013) at Thiruvananthapuram. Shri.Shah Alam has done his Diploma in Visual Effects (Film Making) from Zee Institute of Creative Art (ZICA) and is a delegate in 18th IFFK.

The film is all about the small world of an adult man collapses when his father throws him out of the house. When Parviz is cast out of the community where he has lived for 50 years, he discovers there are other ways to gain respect.

Parviz is a sad figure who is obese and in his 50’s living with his father, in Tehran. He is unemployed and unmarried and does the needs of his apartment neighbours.

Things come to a head when the father tells his son he has decided to remarry. Parviz has no other choice but surrender his place to his step-mother and leave home. Parviz finds it difficult to get used to this new solitary life far from his neighborhood and the people he knows. He thus concocts a novel way of fighting back against the injustice done to him. That day he came to know about his presence was only for visible once people need his help, otherwise he is just an invisible soul for them.

The film makes you little emotional but the ending went on comical. The camera sticks on to Parviz almost all time from the starting, grabbing even the breaths of him in medium shots. On the whole the film have portraits the life with a lot of realities. The direction by Majid Barzegar have done justice to the storyline. And for no doubt “PARVIZ” is a complete Iranian film .

Rating: 3.0/5.0

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