TITLE: DARIMA’S DILEMMA
CAST: MBONG AMATA, MAJID
MICHEL, IK OGBONNA, DIANA
YEKINI, ALEX AYALOGU, CASSANDRA ODITA
SYNOPSIS: A WOMAN FINDS HERSELF
IN A WEB OF LIES WHEN SHE LIVES
LIFE IMPERSONATING HER DECEASED
PRODUCER: LANCELOT IMASUEN
WRITTEN BY: BOLA ADUWO, RITA.C.ONWURAH, KOKO BENSON
STUDIO: ROYAL ARTS ACADEMY
MOVIE RATING: 8/10
DARIMA’S DILEMMA is a suspense filled movie that centers on two twins, Darima and Dise (MBONG AMATA) who have separate lives and ambitions. Darima is pictured as the black sheep in her family and also a wild heart non challant, I love you, but I love myself more, kind of wife of Joshua (MAJID MICHEL). While on the other hand Joshua (darima’s husband) is seen as the ever loving and caring husband that every woman dreams to have. The story depicts Darima as ‘Oliver twist’, someone that is not contented, due to her hunger for another relationship she decides to elope with her ex-boyfriend ‘Tom’ [IK OGBONNA],which eventually turns ugly, as she bestows a huge burden on her sister Dise, making her life miserable and also helping her to find love.
However, this movie displays the excitement, lies, secrets of the two twins, what strikes me hard throughout this movie is the value of delivery from the characters, the location, the lighting, the language and camera movement and shots, pretty much all the effect were impressive not that I expected anything less from Lancelot Imaseun(director),EMEM ISONG (story) and surprisingly MBONG AMATA ( producer) not once in the course of this movie did I move, not because it was an outstanding plot but because of the delivery of the main characters. Despite the questions and the unlikelihood of the story, I still enjoyed this movie. I allowed myself to get caught up in the fantasy and hey!, that’s why I watch movies to escape reality for a few hours which actually successfully distracts me from my daily grind.
Moreover, there were few times I go….Uhhhh red flag in between scene where MAJID MICHEL is no doubt a good actor tends to over act and probably go off scripts, by taking the suspense out of the not-so-suspense filled movie EMEM ISONG (story) should have hidden the main character in a latter time till everything unfolds; doing that will give the viewers the surprise factors. In addition, the timeliness for Joshua discovery was off and the wedding album was a miss; no one has a wedding album with same picture page by page. In this case the camera man should have showed the album once.
Overall, this movie offers just enough of a thrill to sustain an audience. Movies where twins are center stage can be tricky especially if one actor plays both roles “DARIMA’S DILEMMA” is an improbable story but it was made to entertain and it achieved its goal. Also the story, editing, directing and characters performances were great and refreshing to watch
CAMERA SHOTS USED IN DARIMA’S DILEMMA
Close up shot
Extreme long shot