Kannywood Movie Review: Har da Mijina

The movie is highly watchable.

Director: Falalu A. Dorayi
Starring: Adam Zango, Halima Atete, Yakubu Mohammed, Fati Yola
Genre: Drama
Year: 2014
Duration: 110 minutes

Farida is trying to avoid being forced into a marriage she does not want. She turns to her friend, Safina, who accommodates Farida in her home.

The drama begins when Farida, one day, overhears, Imran, Safina’s husband, plotting to dupe his wife of her inheritance.

Imran catches Farida eavesdropping and threatens to kill her if she reveals his plan. He then goes on to lure her to a hotel where he forces her to have sex with him.

Meanwhile, Imran had lied to his wife that he was going out of town on a business trip. Unfortunately, the next day, while he was supposed to be on his trip, Safina catches sight of him in a supermarket.
The showdown ultimately takes place at the hotel but the scenes leading up to it were suspenseful.
Har da Mijina is a ubiquitous story but the director, Falalu Dorayi, brings a lot of creativity in telling it.
The cast selection is rather commendable. Adam Zango, who played Imran, the cheating husband gave a very strong performance, which was equally matched by Halima Ateteh’s portrayal of Safina, his long-suffering wife. Fati Yola was Farida, the third wheel.

The choice of locations was apt and helped in building the drama. The dialogue was intense and not superfluous in the least.

From a technical standpoint, it was clear that nothing was left to chance in post production; editing, cinematography were all on point.

Har da Mijina is a great movie and I highly recommend it.

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