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Nwanyi Murano

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Posted November 2, 2012 by in Drama
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Rating

Story
4.0


Originality
00


Predictability
00


Directing/Production
4.0


Acting
4.0


Setting
4.0


Costume/Make-Up
6.0


Props & Graphics
6.0


Video Quality
6.0


Audio Quality
4.0


Soundtrack
6.0


Musical Score
6.0


Total Score
4.2

4.2/ 10

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Synopsis: The story of a jealous wife materialist wife whose personal interest wouldn't allow her differentiate between tearing her family apart and keeping her family together. Having thrown out her husband's relation Nneka (Queen Nwokoye) is on the verge of losing her husband's respect and love
 
Parts/Divisions: The movie, Nwanyi Murano, is divided into two parts: Nwanyi Murano part 1 and part 2. No trailer available at time of review.
 
Cast: Ngozi Ezeonu, Chigozie Atuanya, Queen Nwokoye, Vitalis Ndubuisi, Gina Obiogu, Henry Ughanze, Elvis Obi
 

POSITIVES:

Queen Nwokoye's rendition
 

NEGATIVES:

A cliched storyline.
 
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As soon as I saw that this movie had Mekus Delalala (Chigozie Atuanya), I knew that I had to watch it. And my guy no fall hand.

by Nollywood REinvented
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-Story: [2 out of 5] I think it’s an interesting story. It’s a story that has been done a million and one times over, yes! But most Igbo people would really not have a problem seeing it even though it’s cliched, unoriginal and predictable. All we know is that the movie is in igbo (Igbo kwenu); it’s that ‘Tribe Patriotism’ (if there’s such a thing) lol. And if you’re like me and wondering about the title of the movie? Doubting your igbo translation skills because you don’t know what ‘Murano’ means? Just wait till part 2…

-Originality: [0 out of 5] As I had stated earlier, there is absolutely no originality in this movie; and most of the people who choose to watch it know this. They do not expect a twist at the end or a surprise. Those who watch the movie till part 2 are definitely not watching for originality…

-Predictability: [0 out of 5] …and neither are they watching it because it’s unpredictable because from ‘on your marks’ the movie is set in stone.

-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5] I commend the effort behind this movie, I really do. I’m grateful for a two part movie and this is probably one of the best subtitling (though not entirely accurate) that I’ve ever seen in an Igbo movie. The direction and cinematography were not that impressive, actually there was nothing impressive about it at all. Yet it wasn’t terrible!

-Acting quality: [2 out of 5] As soon as I saw that this movie had Mekus Delalala (Chigozie Atuanya), I knew that I had to watch it. And my guy no fall hand. If you’re expecting a repeat of the blackberry babes fire, however, then this probably isn’t the movie for you because his role in this movie was not as invigorating and exciting. However, if you are searching for that Ada Mbano fire from Queen Nwokoye then she does not fall hand. The lady is on fire. An amazing rendition. Now I’m having a problem separating her, as Queen Nwokoye, from the character she played. I thought Elvis, Ngozi and Vitalis carried their roles pretty well. As regards everybody else, acting was not that amazing neither was it that torturous. I realize that it must be a difficult task to find actual great actors who are capable of speaking the Igbo language.

-Setting: [2 out of 5] I was very irked by the settings in this movie from the couches to the curtains it just seemed like 21st century housing with 80s furniture (you know that kind where they still have tablecloth over the couches)
-Costume/Make-Up: [3 out of 5] For the most part, the costumes were… embarassing. What’s with all the plastic earrings and the outfits the females were wearing. I didn’t know what year the movie was made in when I started but after seeing the set and costumes, I estimated 2006 (2007 – worst case scenario).

-Props and Graphics: [3 out of 5] Not too bad

-Video Quality: [3 out of 5] Fair

-Audio Quality [2 out of 5] You need to leave your finger on the volume control for this one

-Soundtrack: [3 out of 5] Nicely done

-Musical Score: [3 out of 5] Ok

Nwanyi Murano, 6.7 out of 10 based on 3 ratings


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8 Comments


  1.  

    Yes, your review is on point in all aspects however I loved the movie just because of one thing; it is in Igbo. They could have done the ashewo theme (which I have serious qualms with Nollywood for) but since it is in Igbo, I pardon all and any atrocities that would have been associated with the movie. Yes, I am biased when it comes to Igbo movies but thank God that my peeps are coming back. Igbo kwezunu! Ehhhhh!!!

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  2.  
    Eya

    Nwanyi Murano… Hope it is not like ” female Murano Jeep o” Ngozi Ezeonu is the only actress in that cast that can lure me to watch the Murano Jeep.

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  3.  

    lol… not exactly but something like that

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  4.  
    Irena

    Queen Nwokoye was classical in this movie! Kpomkwem

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  5.  
    jane

    I did like Queen so much in this movie. Although the storyline was appaling because it has been too much. I am not an Igbo person it was so entertaining that I went wept out of laughter. But Aduare was much better it make me laugh too. Queen was too much on point and mary remmy came alive to me more in the movie than the English version.

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