Kannywood Movie Review: Ya’ Daga Allah

Director: Aminu Saira

Starring: Ali Nuhu, Sadiq Sani Sadiq, Nafisa Abdullahi, Hadiza Mohammed, Haina’u Ade, Fati Washa

Genre: Drama

Year: 2014

Duration: 105 minutes

Living in abject poverty, Malam (Ali Nuhu) and his wife Rabi (Hadiza Mohammed) try all they can to have a better life.

Malam pushes a water truck to earn something to feed his wife with, Rabi sometimes beg her neighbors for food. but their situation worsens each day.

One fateful evening, while Malam was returning to the hospital were his wife Rabi was admitted because of  her pregnancy, he heard the cry of a baby kept in a box full of dollars.

A letter in the box read: “The girls is ours. Anybody who picks her should please, use money in the box to take care of her.”

Malam took the baby girl to his house and used part of the money to pay for his wife’s medical bill.

On her return Rabi met a new baby at home and after Malam explained how he got the baby they decided to take care of her.

They kept the secret to themselves and Shamsiyya (Nafisa Abdullahi) never knew she was picked from the street.

However, problem started when Rabi felt Malam was paying more attention to Shamsiyya than their own daughter Atika (Fati Washa).

The movie was properly directed. However, the casting was questionable. In the second half of the film, Nuhu did not seem convincing in looks as the father of two adults despite the aging make-up. Still, he was great in his role.

All around, the production quality was commendable and the movie was pretty interesting.

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