Rita Dominic, Oge Okoye, Ali Nuhu, Peter Bunor, Acho Ugenyi, Vivian Achor
The movie has four parts and they are namely Fulani 1, 2, 3, & 4 respectively.
-Story: [3 out of 5] This movie is an AMAA award winner so it’s no surprise that I went in to watch this movie with high expectations. I liked the story in general but I was not mind blown, but this probably has more to do with the fact that I expected too much from the movie than with the movie actually not being good (Whew!!! I need to use more punctuation). I definitely liked seeing another movie made from a Northern perspective. Honestly speaking, I have to say that I think the last movie I saw from a Northern perspective had to have been “The Bride” with Van Vicker and Tonto Dike. That in its own wasn’t very northern either.
-Originality: [2 out of 5] A movie from a traditional fulani perspective? Very original. A movie about someone stealing from the less priviledged? Not so much. A movie about exploration in the so-called evil forest is not original either. Sorry, but it is interesting though. Just not original
-Predictability: [2 out of 5] I pretty much had the end pinned down but that was not from the beginning of the movie. It was not one of those movies that you start off watching and after the first few scenes you go, “He will fall in love with her. His parents won’t agree. Her parents won’t agree. Because both parents are enemies. They’ll fight for 3 whole parts and then something huge will happen and everyone will hug and forget their worries. They will get married and bring both families together.” No this story went in a different manner, yet it was not completely unpredictable.
-Directing/Editing: [3 out of 5] Aha, Ali Nuhu(on left) is now officially in the movie making business. My people, have you heard about Kannywood? Kannywood is supposedly the hausa movie industry just like Nollywood is the Nigerian movie industry. In a way, I don’t agree with the idea behind Kannywood for the same reason I didn’t agree with Biafra. We are all one Nigeria and all our movies should be Nollywood. If we now begin to have Kannywood for Hausa movies, then Yoruba and Igbo movies will be tempted to create their own “-woods” and before you know it, Nollywood will be gone (and I will be forced to change my site title). If there is one thing I love about Ghana, it’s their unity. Just like English is a general language for the world, in Ghana “I hear” (emphasis on I hear) that there is one language that is spoken by all and then there are dialects. That language that is spoken by all is not English but a Ghanaian Language. Now if what I hear is right, that just puts us Nigerians to shame. I tell you, “Lack of Unity is what is pulling my country back”. Back to the movie, “Fulani”, I wasn’t very happy with the continuity. I don’t know why, but scenes did not seem to flow into each other
-Acting Quality: [3 out of 5] I really liked the acting for this movie. I however do have one question, “What was up with Peter Bunor’s eyes?” Do Fulani leaders actually do that? Please answer me
-Setting and Costume: [4 out of 5] Until a Fulani person tells me that the costumes in this movie are not in accordance with actual Fulani modes of dressing, the setting remains a 5 and so do the costumes.
-Video and Audio Quality [4 out of 5] Good
-Soundtrack [4 out of 5] Loved it. It was traditional.