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Surulere excites but not fabulous in opening week at cinemas

The producers of Surulere may need to adopt the message of the movie that patience pays as it excites in its opening week at the cinemas…but not fabulous.

The romantic comedy flick produced by the Mildred Okwo and Rita Dominic led Audrey Silva Company stars Beverly Naya (Omosigho), Seun Ajayi (Arinze), Enyinna Nwigwe, Rita Dominic, Kemi Akindoju (Beauty), Gregory Ojefua (Mr. Brume) and Tope Tedela (Kyle Adedoyin Stevens), in a cameo appearance.

Surulere follows the story of a young man, Arinze (Seun Ajayi) – a serial debtor (he owes almost everyone he knows!) – who by chance met a beautiful young lady, Omosigho (played by Beverly Naya).

What transpired afterwards was something neither of them could not have envisaged – Arinze (who Omosigho had believed was a business development expert) turned out to be, in her “a hopeless and wicked liar”. The pair, interestingly, saw a lot of each other and became lovebirds at the end.

ENCOMIUM Weekly was at Silverbird Cinemas, Ikeja, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, and we spoke with a handful of persons who saw the flick. They felt it was an OK movie with an inspiring story…

 

DARE KUT

What do you think about the movie?

It’s a nice movie, I think. It’s inspiring and teaches that at the end of every struggle success will come through.

What part of it was the highlight for you?

The role of Arinze was the highlight for me. It’s a common thing that we young people go through. It was really encouraging, it touched a part of me.

Would you want to see it again?

Sure, I think so.

On a scale of one to five, how’d you rate it?

I’ll give it a three.

 

OYIN

What do you think about the movie?

I think it’s okay.

Would you want to see this movie again?

No, I don’t think so.

Where do you think it could have been better?

The story is not that deep. It’s just the everyday story.

What part of it was the highlight for you?

That would be when Arinze saved Brume’s life. He could have decided to repay him for all the harsh treatment but he chose to save his life instead. I liked that.

On a scale of one to five, how’d you rate it?

I’ll give it a two.

 

TEMITAYO

What do you think about the movie?

It’s okay, good, nice. It wasn’t wow, it was just there. It’s an okay movie, but it’s better than the usual Nigerian movies. It’s fun, it’s comedy, I liked it.

What part of the movie was the highlight for you?

I like when Arinze was able to eventually muster the courage and confidence to tell his boss, Brume that he wasn’t going to take the bad treatment anymore and he left washing the car. Another is when the workers at Arinze’s office chat about boss, Brume.

On a scale one to five, how’d you score it?

I’ll give it a four.

 

JERRY

What do you think about the movie?

It’s cool, it’s really funny. I particularly liked the roles of Brume and Arinze, they both did well.

What part of it was the highlight for you?

The highlight for me would be the revelation at the end that Brume’s heart was broken by his fiancee who he caught in bed with his father and that made him mean. It just goes to show that our actions affect the people around us in ways we may not know.

Would you want to see this movie again?

Yes, I think so.

On a scale of one to five, how’d you rate it?

I’ll rate it a three.

 

SUSAN

What do you think about the movie?

It’s an encouraging movie with lessons. It’s not like the hyped movies that are all about glamour, I guess.

What part of it was the highlight for you?

Quite a number really, one is Arinze choosing to save Brume’s life. Honestly, Brume didn’t deserve that on the basis of all the hatred he had meted out to Arinze, but I was happy that he did that. Another part is Omosigho and Arinze ending up as lovers, how did that happen?

Would you want to see this movie again?

I think so.

On a scale of one to five, how’d you rate it?

Three.

-MICHAEL NWOKIKE

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