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Hamza

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Posted December 29, 2012 by in Drama
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Rating

Story
 
 
 
 
 


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Predictability
 
 
 
 
 


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Acting
 
 
 
 
 


Setting
 
 
 
 
 


Costume/Make-Up
 
 
 
 
 


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Audio Quality
 
 
 
 
 


Soundtrack
 
 
 
 
 


Musical Score
 
 
 
 
 


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2.5/ 5

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SYNOPSIS: Prince Hamza (Ali Nuhu) abandons his new bride and sets out on a dangerous journey into the dessert in search of the woman he loves and vows to protect who has been adopted by a notorious slave trader. Princess Aisha, his wife is devastated and bewildered by her husband's action. Her father, a powerful emir(Olu Jacobs) must not hear about Prince Hamza's disrespectful act else hell will break loose between both emirates.
 
Parts/Divisions: The movie, Hamza, has only two parts: Hamza part 1, 2 and 3.
 
Cast: Ali Nuhu, Olu Jacobs, Omotola J. Ekehinde, Akume Akume, Ladi J. Torty, Esther Audu, Annabel Zwindilla, Abbas Sadiq
 

POSITIVES:

Different set. Different culture.
 

NEGATIVE:

Seemed to drag in one too many scenes
 
Excerpt

‘Hamza’ was the first Hausa movie I ever saw (and last) and I’m not certain it really counts as an Hausa/Kannywood movie because most of the dialogue was in English, but for argument sake, let’s call it an Hausa movie.

by Nollywood REinvented
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Review

-Story: [3 out of 5] 
‘Hamza’ was the first Hausa movie I ever saw (and last) and I’m not certain it really counts as an Hausa/Kannywood movie because most of the dialogue was in English, but for argument sake, let’s call it an Hausa movie. On first viewing, Hamza is arguably a pretty impressive watch, it’s mildly original and addresses a different subject matter from other storylines. Taking that into account, one must still point out that the story did seem to drag and could have been shorter.
-Originality: [1 out of 5]
The main theme was the same as that of many other movies: Rich guy falls for poor girl, is forced to marry poor girl, will love prevail in the end? However, this over explored theme is done in a different context, all the way in the north. The originality is in the approach, the scenery, the set, the back drop, and such.
-Predictability: [1 out of 5]
Even though the movie does go exactly as imagined, the predictability factor does not extend through the entirety of the movie
-Directing/Editing: [2 out of 5]
I personally believed the movie could have been shorter, because as I said earlier, many a scene did seem to drag. The cinematography was not half impressive. It was a nice effort but still a long way to go especially with the Action directing.
-Acting quality: [3 out of 5]
Standout performance was definitely Omotola! This is mainly because you see her in a different light in this movie (didn’t know she could speak Hausa either). There is no other way of phrasing it other than ‘different’. The role for Omo-T was different and she was able to carry it out effortlessly in my opinion.
Asides from OmoT, I especially loved the renditions of Akume Akume, Olu Jacobs, and Esther Audu. Can hardly stand that neckless man that played Ali Nuhu’s character’s father. Felt like Ladi J. Torty could have done much better. And Ali Nuhu wasn’t doing it for me at all in this movie.
Most of the extras in this movie could act.
-Setting: [3 out of 5]
Loved the northern scenery, interesting palace sets
-Costume/Make-Up: [4 out of 5]
Especially liked the outfits in the movie; effort was put in.
-Props and Graphics: [2 out of 5]
Amazing props, not so amazing graphics
-Video Quality: [2 out of 5]
Was on point generally but had bad lighting in many scenes
-Audio Quality [3 out of 5]
Good
-Soundtrack: [4 out of 5]
Mostly instrumentals that captured what I’ve come to relate with the Northern sounds.
-Musical Score: [3 out of 5]
Nicely done

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3 Comments


  1.  

    Compliments of the season to you dear.

    I hardly ever watch naija movies but some of your reviews have made me watch few this year and I thought to stop by and appreciate all you do for “our nollywood”

    More ink to your pen and more reviews to your blog..lol. Bless your heart for a very good job. mwuah!

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  2.  
    Dayor

    Compliments of the season to you

    I hardly watch naija movies, but your review made me watch some very interesting ones this year. I thought to stop by and say thank you. Thank you for all you do for ‘our nollywood’. More ink to your pen, more patience as you watch the annoying ones and more review to your blog in 2013…lol

    Here’s wishing you a more beautiful 2013. cheers!

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  3.  

    Aww this absolutely made my day… thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! And hopefully we’ll get you to watch some even better movies from ‘our nollywood’ in 2013? ;) lol

    Have an amazing new year

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