INALA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCER: KEKE BONGOS

 

DIRECTOR: JETA AMATA

 

SCREENPLAY: ANDY HOWARD

 

                    ADAM MASON

 

MAIN CHARACTERS:

 

STARING: CAROLINE CHIKEZIE- AS PRINCESS INALE

 

                   HAKEEM KAE-KAZIM – AS ODE

 

                   DEDE MABIAKU – AS KING OCHE

 

                   NSE IKPE ETIM – AS ORI

 

                   INI EDO – AS OMADA

 

                  OMAWUMI MEGBELE – AS ENE

 

                  KEPPY EKEYOUNG – AS PRINCE AGABA

 

                  MBONG AMATA – AS KEKE

 

LOCATION: THE FILM WAS SHOT IN BENUE AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

 

 DURATION:

 

 YEAR OF RELEASE: 22 OCTOBER 2010

 

LANGUAGE: ENGLISH

 

MOVIE RATING: 7/10

 

REVIEWER: OSEMEDO FAITH UZEZI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

     Inale starts off with a man telling his daughter about Idomaland. Ode and princess Inale are both madly in love with each other. However, according to the custom of the land, Odeh has to wrestle several other suitors of Inale in order to be able to have Inale’s hand in marriage. Odeh wrestles several men and wins the fight, the stranger wins and he revealed to be Prince Agaba, a prince of Apah, a nearby village, which has been in long rift with Inale’s village, the king reluctantly declares the winner and tells prince Agaba that his bride will be escorted to his village the following day. Inale thrown in sorrow through the night but the king refused to compromise despite plea from the queen and other palace people. Inale tells her love Odeh that she’ll come back for him as she was been escorted by her sister and her maid Omada. During a break in the journey the maid pushes Inale into the river to drone and lies to her sister that Inale has committed suicide. The two ladies eventually conclude that maid pretends to be Inala to the prince of the neighboring village who doesn’t know how the princess looks like. The two ladies arrive the village with maid disguised as Inale and Inale sister as the maid but things gave a new turn when the maid starts maltreating Inala’s sister and as a result of this she tries to open up to the people but nobody believes her

 

 REVIEW

 

Inale is a 2010 Nigerian musical drama film produced by Keke bongos and directed by Jeta Amata is said to be very similar to a folktale about Idomaland. Inale, while I praise it for its beautiful production I will also critics it for its storytelling. The visuals are beautiful, the actors acted effortlessly, the cinematography, editing, and sound of the film were on point but the music s not traditional enough. The movie also faulted in the scripting and the choreography of the dance and fight scene. The movie is a tremendously ambitious attempt at producing a musical. It is one of the best musical film ever produced right now in Nigeria cause other effort to produce a very good musical has failed countless times the effort is recommendable, more time and resources seemed to have been put into the production to the detriment of the basis of the film the script. The movie has lazy scripting, good production but also lacks attention to important details, certain details seemed to get more attention, and it was almost as if the director wanted more to impress the Nigerian audience than making a good film. I will rate this movie 7/10. Inale is touching a story of love, fighting tradition but in all a great movie for relaxation

 

 

 

ELEMENT OF PRODUCTION

 

Various camera shot were used, consisting of long shot, medium shot; close up shot, high angle shot and so many more. The editing, cinematography and the sound of the film were great but had fault in both the scripting and choreography of the fight and dance scene

 

 

 

CONCLUSION

 

Inale is an African fairytale set to music, it tells the story of Inale, the beautiful daughter of the great king Oche of the idoma people in Idomaland, Nigeria. According to tradition, her beloved Odeh must win the wrestling tournament to win her hand in marriage. A stranger appears who challenges not only the tradition of the village but the strength of ode and Inale’s true love. The story of how Odeh works to win his true loves hand in marriage back unfolds in this well filmed movie