Agony of A Princess
Chioma Chukwuka-Akpotha, Yul Edochie, Ugezu J. Ugezu, Jibola Dabor, Solomon Akiyesi,
A princess forms a strong bond with a commoner who rescues her after she is kidnapped by a gang of thugs. Upon finding out about their relationship her father the king forbids the pair from having contact unaware of how deep their connection runs.
This has two parts: Agony Of a Princess 1 & 2
Ugezu J. Ugezu
Ugezu J. Ugezu
Boring story, casual handling of serious storylines,
This film was literally agony to get through. Slow, dry, it dragged and some of its plot elements were frankly ridiculous. I still have not watched it to the end because of how annoying it got. Who do you think is to blame when a film misrepresents itself in its synopsis? The producing crew or hosting sites like Irokotv? Because this one did and I am annoyed at it. I can’t even be moved to great emotion for this film.
The story was trying to do some much. There was the lacklustre romance which had two great actors in the lead but even that couldn’t save it. The romance didn’t make enough sense and the premise annoyed me. It did not handle the subject of rape well either just used it as a throwaway plot device. The second storyline was a bit better and Ugezu.J.Ugezu was the standout performance in that one. I don’t watch political drama like that but I was slightly interested in this storyline and it would have been best if it was on its own.
As for acting, no amount of good acting could have saved this. However it was interesting seeing Yul Edochie in a slightly different role and he did extend his acting range a bit, however, I really think that Nollywood should start giving actors intensely challenging roles once in a while (see paraplegic prince). Chioma Chukwuka used to be my favourite actress before the -coveted- spot was taken by better and more talented actresses
cough Mercy Johnson cough and in this film I was not impressed. It wasn’t her fault again because the script was just that constricting.
This film had only two parts but it felt like six to me. So many unnecessary and stupid aspects to it. Storylines were created and left at the roadside time after time. The directing of Ugezu.J.Ugezu is starting to have a signature and while I liked it in films like ‘When the King Decides’ and ‘Hour of Salvation’ I don’t like it here. Scratch that, I tolerated it in those films but cannot anymore.
In conclusion, I really disliked this movie. Others may not so I cannot objectively say it is good or bad, but I can say that there are some glimmers of a good plot and a great idea behind it , it just wasn’t communicated well. And I must ask this question, when will rape ever be taken seriously in Nollywood?