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Darkness of Sorrow

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Posted June 6, 2012 by in Romance
darkness of sorrow

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3/ 5

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SYNOPSIS: Fate and destiny twists the life of young Kela (Nadia Buari), as if being blind wasn't enough, she found love with Charles but soon was faced with the tragedy of losing her mother, now her only consolation (Charles) has just been murderd not long after she regained her sight. What becomes of her? - NollywoodLove
 
Parts/Divisions: The movie, Darkness of Sorrow, is divided into two parts only: Darkness of Sorrow Part 1 and 2.
 
Cast: Nadia Buari, Van Vicker, Ecow Smith Asante, Kalsum Sinare, Don Ziggy Netteyson, Kofi Adjorlolo, Samuel Nii Odoi Mensah, Vivian Achor
 
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Mmh…you know you saw this one coming though. I have a philosophy when it comes to Abdul Salam-Frank Rajah films: “if it’s too good to be true then it’s probably not true”. And again this philosophy held true for this movie. Many people see this movie and see blind Nadia and a light skinned Ghanaian boy and think… “ooo Behind a Smile”.

by Nollywood REinvented
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-Story: [4 out of 5] Lovely story. I’m pretty certain that I cried the first time I saw this movie.

 

-Originality: [0 out of 5] Mmh…you know you saw this one coming though. I have a philosophy when it comes to Abdul Salam-Frank Rajah films: “if it’s too good to be true then it’s probably not true“. And again this philosophy held true for this movie. Many people see this movie and see blind Nadia and a light skinned Ghanaian boy and think… “ooo Behind a Smile“. Nope, nope *shaking my head* NO! In fact, Behind a Smile came after this movie as that is indeed a 2009 film. People who are even closer tend to believe that this movie was ripped from the 2007 Tchidi Chikere film, “Wind of Glory” starring Genevieve Nnaji, Desmond Elliot and Yul Edochie. And again those people would be immaculately wrong. It saddens me to inform you that infact, Tchidi stole his movie from Darkness of Sorrow. Then you might wonder, if this is the movie getting stolen from… then why does it have a 0 for originality? I’m getting there… The movie Darkness of Sorrow was produced mid-2006 released really late 2007 that it just became classified as a 2007 movie. However, the movie “Wind of Glory” was produced early 2007 (after this movie had been released) and released mid/late 2007 in August. Now what most reviewers don’t take into account is another movie that was released early 2006 (24th of February to be exact) and produced in 2005. This movie is titled “Humko Tumse Pyaar Hai“. And as you can guess it is indeed a Bollywood movie starring Bobby Deol, Ameesha Patel and (the o-so-hot…) Arjun Rampal. Same storyline. Same lines. Same everything. In fact, Tchidi’s copying is actually quite mild because he changes some things and leaves out details like the pottery making aspect. Hence, one can really excuse his copying. But Frank? The guy stole everything from A to Z

 

-Predictability: [2 out of 5] Whether or not you have seen the other versions of this movie, it tends to be generally predictable to an extent.

 

-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5] Kudos for making a short movie… tisk tisk for copying the entire movie.

 

-Acting quality: [2 out of 5] Nadia Buari was literally reciting her lines, only in very few scenes was she actually acting. Have you ever seen Kalsum that skinny? Wow… money is good o. Kalsum carried her role well and same can be said about others. Van Vicker still had room for improvement in this movie but had definitely improved since earlier films

 

-Setting: [3 out of 5] Good

 

-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5] Decent

 

-Props and Graphics: [4 out of 5] On Point especially the sculptures

 

-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Ok

 

-Audio Quality [3 out of 5] Ok

 

-Soundtrack: [4 out of 5] Amazing! You just have to love Austin Erowele

 

-Musical Score: [4 out of 5] Nicely done

Lyrics

Oh the ways of love

the pains of loving you

a dream… of life full of bliss full of you

 

The agony I feel for loosing you

so real…. my love for you is true

 

If a mystery, the life that we lived

destiny is playing tricks on my mind

 

I believe in love

I believe true love

will stand the test of time (2xce)

 

Chorus:

Oh let my worries pass

like the birds fly away

I’ve waited so long..

I’ve waited for long

I’ve been walking the lonely path

a road full of pain

sunshine has come into my life

It’s my happiness

the joy that you bring… me

love is the song I sing (2xce)

 

Every voice I hear

Every word that you say

I feel… love’s calling out to me

 

Every breathe I take

every beat of my heart

Sings a song of love in your name

 

In the darkness of sorrow

I feel… fears of uncertainty

 

Evil would try to come in between… But no… 

true love blows the strongest wind (2xce)

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Darkness of Sorrow, 10.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings


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