The plot of this 2015 super hit Kannywood drama is intricate and taut, and will help viewers with troubled homes.
In Sa’in’Sa, there is little room for any major change of plot.
The movie shows that one of the best ways parents can train their children is by avoiding quarrels or physical attacks on each other in the presence of their children.
The director of photography, Murtala Balala, harnesses the visual potential and calmness of the movie’s stars, and its location, to great effect.
Adam Zango (Hafeez) and Umma Shehu (Safeena), his wife, are blessed with two kids – a girl and a boy. But their fractious relationship leaves their children, especially the girl, Aisha Muhammed (Maryam), dejected always.
All she remembers is how her parents physically abuse each other almost daily.
Maryam weeps everyday as she witnesses the many bouts of her dad and mom.
One would expect that to happen occasionally; but for Adam and Umma, it was a daily routine.
Tragically, Safeena kills her daughter during one of the numerous clashes with the husband.
What a lesson!
Watching the movie, and connecting the sequence of the plot, allows the viewer to admire the ability of Falalu Dorayi, its director.
The choice of characters and Maryam’s talent – even for her age – is incredible. Maryam maintains a sombre mood throughout the 120-minute film.
Like the Tyler Perry’s “Madea family reunion”, this is a recommended movie for all parents especially those in troubled relationships.