Movie re­view: ‘Bikin Yar Gata’

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Yakubu Mo­hammed, Fadila Mo­hammed, Hal­ima Atete

Hus­saini Ali Mo­hammed 2014

110 min­utes

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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.”

ige­ria ige­ri­ans can fi­nally catch a glimpse of the 2014 Os­cars win­ner, Chiw Chi­we­tel Ejio­for as he comes home for the pre­miere of

movie. The Bri­tish Academy Acad of Film and Tele­vi­sion Arts (BAFTA) Win­ner and Best Ac­tor nom­i­nee at the th last Os­cars is ex­pected to be in the coun­try to­mor­row Satur­day April 12th fo for the pre­miere which is billed to hold the same day. The na­tion­wide cin­ema cine re­lease is how­ever slated for April 25, 2014 and is widely ex­pected to bri bring forth pos­i­tive re­sults in its first week.

The movie is adapte adapted from book with same ti­tle writ­ten by Chi­ma­manda Ngozie Adichie. Its plo plot oc­curs dur­ing Nigeria’s civil war, and is a story of love, lust, death and the pow power of for­give­ness. The movie will be screened in Nigeria, Aus­tralia, US, UK, the Mi Mid­dle East and Por­tu­gal. Ac­tors in the movie in in­clude A-list Hol­ly­wood and Nol­ly­wood stars like Thandie New­ton, Anika Noni R Rose, Genevieve Nnaji, Zack Orji, Wale Ojo, Okechukwu Ukeje and vet­eran si singer Onyeka On­wenu, with Chi­we­tel Ejio­for head­lin­ing the project.

Chi­we­tel’s last movie mo 12 Years a Slave was one of the best movies of 2013 which won Lupita N Ny­ong’o an Os­car for the best Sup­port­ing Ac­tress.

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