Kannywood Movie review: Sirrin Dake Raina

Director: Ali Nuhu
Starring: Ali Nuhu, Rahama Sadau, Nafisa ABdullahi, Balarabe Jaji.
Genre: Drama
Year: 2015
Duration: 105 minutes

Any time I hear girls talking about their best friend snatching their boyfriend, I wonder how such a thing could happen. Could it be that the man never liked her or the woman was over-exaggerating a mere friendship to begin with.

In Sirrin Dake Raina, Yasmin (Nafisa Abdullahi) and Rumaisa (Rahma Sadau) are best friends. They do everything together and only bedtime would separate them.

Fahad (Ali Nuhu) is Yasmin’s boyfriend who was away at school abroad. When he returns he is disappointed by the lukewarm welcome he receives from Yasmin and fears she has fallen for someone else in his absence.

Fahad decides to fake a relationship with Rumaisa, with her consent, to make Yasmin jealous and win her back.

Great idea!

The ill-thought out plan backfires when Rumaisa actually starts to fall for her best friend’s fiancée.   

At this stage in the history of the world, it would seem that every story that needs to be told has been told; Sirrin Daka Raina reminds me of the Indian movie, Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham.

However, though it may seem that we have seen or heard every storyline by now, it is left to the ingenuity of the auteur or narrator to make it fresh and engaging.

Nuhu does a good job in Sirrin Daka Raina.  The way the plots unravels in intriguing. The emotions expressed by the actors are genuine and does not feel like acting.

And oh, there is dancing and music – what is there not to love?


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