PRODUCER: UDAK ISONG OGUAMAHAM
DIRECTOR: IKECHUKWU ONYEKA
STORY AND SCREENPLAY: UDAK ISONG OGUAMAHAM AND ANTHONY KEHINDE JOSEPH
MAIN CASTS: CHIOMA CHUKWUKA, OKEY UZOESHI, MOYO LAWAL
DATE OF RELEASE: 2015
MOVIE RATING: 8
REVIEWER: PETERS SHALOM CHINYERE (15BE02310)
Stellar, a woman that got separated after 17 years of marriage, because her husband claimed to not feel the marriage and the love anymore. She moved on with her life struggling to feed herself and her daughter and also to send her to school. While her ex-husband left her and moved in with his newly-found love. She later found a good job and fell in love with a man which was her director.
ELEMENTS OF PRODUCTION: SHOTS IN THE MOVIE
1. LONG SHOT
2 MEDIUM SHOT
3 CLOSE SHOT
This movie about two tales, one fantasy and the other reality. Stella’s poverty after the separation from her husband was real. The movie became more interesting when she was found by the movie director and how through the help of her daughter won the lead role in a movie.
This movie just explained or brought out the true nature of Nollywood movie industry, where directors take advantage of women, all in the name of making them famous in the movie industry. There was a scene where Stella walked in on a director trying to play some funny games with an actress and she retorted, ‘You have not made enough money to pay your fellow prostitutes to service you?’ Stella stated that some directors give the industry a bad name, but women who are party to the game should shoulder some of the blame. After all, it does take two to tango.
Another thing about this movie was the executive producer, the actress. I could tell when an actress is a producer of a movie. When you see an unskilled actress in a lead role, it’s either she paid to be in the movie or she’s somehow connected to the filmmaker.
I really loved the mother-daughter relationship, with Stella and her daughter, played by Jemima Osunade. They were best friends at times and then there moments when the daughter played the maternal role. So cute.
The issue of romance, there wasn’t really enough romance, as Stella fought Benson all the time for most of the movie. But, things later ended well for them, but the movie should have used some passion.
The video, audio and direction were okay, but at some point in time, the people working on set were making noise, that we could hear their voices and also there was a part where the music was too loud and I barely could hear what the casts were saying.
The movie was a very nice one, it taught quite a number of things and the production and