Movie review: ‘Bikin Yar Gata’
Yakubu Mohammed, Fadila Mohammed, Halima Atete
Hussaini Ali Mohammed 2014
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Bikin Yar Gata is a movie about how the daughter of a rich man married her brother-in-law despite the antagonism from her stepmother. Ummi (Fadila Mohammed) is a pampered child, who lives with her step-sister Halima (Halima Atete) and Halima’s husband Yakubu (Yakubu Mohammed). As a result of Halima’s mother’s meddling, the couple decides to get a divorce.
The story is a kind of retelling of the classic fairytale, Cinderella. However, from the choice of location to the directing, everything seemed a flop.
Based on the quality of actors in the movie, the storyline and other production aspects could have been done better. The location chosen did not suit the wealth and affluence of the major characters.
The lack of continuity from one scene to the other, which also includes the flow of dialogue between the actors, was also one of the movie’s great failings. Corresponding inserts were wrongly placed and background sound proved to be a distraction at some points in the movie.
Bikin Yar Gata was poorly produced compared to other recent movies from Kannywood. I would advise a potential viewer to watch it for “watching sake.”
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