Narrow Path by Tunde Kelani

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Oh my word!!!:action-sm:fing02::bow:

Tunde Kelani, I bow for you. In fact ehn, Outstanding!!

The cinematography, the story, the casting, the realism of the scenes, the quality of the detailing!! There are movie makers, and then there are the masters.

Uncle Tunde, I bow for you!! :bow:

Story: Two guys want to marry Awero, a beautiful village wench. She chooses one of them, but then gets raped just before her wedding. What happens? Wahala!!


It was soooooo good. So good. When it starts, you wonder, where is this going? But then you get into it. I loved every minute of it. Its dripping rich in culture and authenticity!! I guess its an issue movie - focusing on the issue of virginity tests, and the pressure it puts on women.

It is so lush, so beautiful ehn. Chei.

My major peeve is that it was done in English. I dunno how Uncle TK can make Oleku in yoruba and make narrow path in English. Why now? That did not make me happy. But despite that, outstanding job. Blows all these qweqwe movies out of the water. Also the ending was kind of anticlimactic. I wanted a little more meat and bones in it. But make no mistake, its not in the league of all the junk out there o. At all!!

Rating: 9/10

This is another one I am looking for a hard copy of. I watched it on the African movie channel. They claim that they give back to the producers. I hope they do. But this will most certainly be on my keep list, if only for the cinematography. Its a treasure trove of culture as well. Excellently done!! Me reaaaaallllly likey!
 

vince

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One can't expect anything less from a moviemaker of TK's calibre.
I do hope to see both TK and Izu Ojukwu working together on a project,one day.TK handling the cinematography while Izu does his magic in the directiing dept.
 

mealone

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watched it 2 weeks ago, i must confess though, the picture and quality was peeerfect......the cinematography was awesome,nice and rich cultural movie...................good storyline.....but the end messed it up for me sha.
 
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watched it 2 weeks ago, i must confess though, the picture and quality was peeerfect......the cinematography was awesome,nice and rich cultural movie...................good storyline.....but the end messed it up for me sha.
Iyawo medemede,

You are right. The ending was kind of weird. I was disappointed too. 5 more minutes of footage would have made such a big difference!! SIGH!!

But it was still a breakthrough movie technically. I think that like Vince said, TK needs to work with the fantastic story tellers - Tade Ogidan, Izu Ojukwu, maybe even the Lancelots, the Emems and the Chikeres (hope I got that right). With their story telling and directing abilities, and his ability to create the most beautiful movies, we may be able to break the nollywood standard barrier. I cannot wait for that day to come.
 

chi

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i hope it won be like madam dearest where we had so many people over hype the movie and at the end of the day .. to me it was like the other scripts out there ...... although it was ok but i wont have placed it far above the others ........... any way i prefer his english movies, and I would look out for it
 

kolinzo

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i hope it won be like madam dearest where we had so many people over hype the movie and at the end of the day .. to me it was like the other scripts out there ...... although it was ok but i wont have placed it far above the others ........... any way i prefer his english movies, and I would look out for it
Make I tell you this, TK and TO are different directors. TK's work is not about the storyline but the attention to detail is what makes him stands out. So you do understand Yoruba...no?
 

kolinzo

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One can't expect anything less from a moviemaker of TK's calibre.
I do hope to see both TK and Izu Ojukwu working together on a project,one day.TK handling the cinematography while Izu does his magic in the directiing dept.

Isn't that the same guy who is coming out with the movie Laviva (or Lavida..something like that)? There is a local TV here in L.A county that shows Afro stuffs and I was fortunate to watch a documentary made on Nollywood directors. This guy Izu came up and my oh my the guy na real brain! He made a projector out of rusty medals when he was in Jos and that thing actually worked. I saw how he was shooting the Laviva (stand corrected) project and I must say he has some creativity going on in his head. Good guy man. Do you know any movie he has directed?
 

Angela81

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Iyawo medemede,

You are right. The ending was kind of weird. I was disappointed too. 5 more minutes of footage would have made such a big difference!! SIGH!!

But it was still a breakthrough movie technically. I think that like Vince said, TK needs to work with the fantastic story tellers - Tade Ogidan, Izu Ojukwu, maybe even the Lancelots, the Emems and the Chikeres (hope I got that right). With their story telling and directing abilities, and his ability to create the most beautiful movies, we may be able to break the nollywood standard barrier. I cannot wait for that day to come.
please when you mention Tunde Kelani, draw a line before you mention emem, tchidi, lancelot and co.

I have met tunde and I have watched his films he has depth, if you are talking about "drama" you will not get it from Tunde, he is too precise and gifted for those screaming matches and over acting and over directing.
 

vince

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Iyawo medemede,

You are right. The ending was kind of weird. I was disappointed too. 5 more minutes of footage would have made such a big difference!! SIGH!!

But it was still a breakthrough movie technically. I think that like Vince said, TK needs to work with the fantastic story tellers - Tade Ogidan, Izu Ojukwu, maybe even the Lancelots, the Emems and the Chikeres (hope I got that right). With their story telling and directing abilities, and his ability to create the most beautiful movies, we may be able to break the nollywood standard barrier. I cannot wait for that day to come.
Abeg remove these folks from working with TK,they are not in the same league.Apart from Lancelot who is way out of his league here,the other two are just mere potentials,judging from what they've done so far.
Izu is the only director with the class to work with TK.
 

vince

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Isn't that the same guy who is coming out with the movie Laviva (or Lavida..something like that)? There is a local TV here in L.A county that shows Afro stuffs and I was fortunate to watch a documentary made on Nollywood directors. This guy Izu came up and my oh my the guy na real brain! He made a projector out of rusty medals when he was in Jos and that thing actually worked. I saw how he was shooting the Laviva (stand corrected) project and I must say he has some creativity going on in his head. Good guy man. Do you know any movie he has directed?
Kolinzo,where you dey when we talk about this guy and his movies?I haven't seen the documentary and neither do i know anything about the Laviva flick,so i can't really say if it was him you saw.But if the name was Izu Ojukwu,then that was him.
Anyway,some of his flicks;
1)Sitanda
2)Across The Niger
3)Shut In
4)White Water
 
#13
Abeg remove these folks from working with TK,they are not in the same league.Apart from Lancelot who is way out of his league here,the other two are just mere potentials,judging from what they've done so far.
Izu is the only director with the class to work with TK.
That may be true, they make movies that may not be artsy but are immensely popular. So the "upper league" directors may need to work with people who understand what the people want, even if they feel it is beneath them. Its called business.
 

vince

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That may be true, they make movies that may not be artsy but are immensely popular. So the "upper league" directors may need to work with people who understand what the people want, even if they feel it is beneath them. Its called business.
Don't think so,funmo.TK definitely does not need to work with these people to make his movies appealing to a wide audience,definitely not Mr Ogidan,as well.TK knows how to make artsy flicks that have commercial appeal,so he definitely does not need anybody else from the lower league to do that.
Lower league homviemakers are the ones who need to step up to the plate.It is called "moving up to the next level".
 

KikisMuffin

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And I've seen several threads on narrow Path, and no cast mentioned. Who's in it? Cos I'm trying to get a copy now from Lagos and need a few names for my list
 

KikisMuffin

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That may be true, they make movies that may not be artsy but are immensely popular. So the "upper league" directors may need to work with people who understand what the people want, even if they feel it is beneath them. Its called business.
I agree..not from just a business sense, but even from just having both mainstream and artsy movie directors rated within the same scale..........I would put Chikere up there somewhat, cos even though he hits and misses, he does bring out some good work that are main stream good movies. I like Kelani, but I also like the works of someone like Chikere, and I'd watch Rising Sun 50 times before I'd watch Campus Queen again...So Its a mix and match for mainstream and the really artsy types and any collabos would benefit all! And individually they all have their places up there.....even though kelani is very artsy and takes his time and gets it right more times

I need to watch this one, cos I find some similar flaws with Kelani's works that I find in even mainstream movies, but the cinematography and artistry usually make up for it. Campus Queen and Thenderbolt/Magun had many such moments where I hit the FF button..but I still really look forward to his movies!:food-smil I cant wait to watch this one
 

moviewizard

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Isn't that the same guy who is coming out with the movie Laviva (or Lavida..something like that)? There is a local TV here in L.A county that shows Afro stuffs and I was fortunate to watch a documentary made on Nollywood directors. This guy Izu came up and my oh my the guy na real brain! He made a projector out of rusty medals when he was in Jos and that thing actually worked. I saw how he was shooting the Laviva (stand corrected) project and I must say he has some creativity going on in his head. Good guy man. Do you know any movie he has directed?


Laviva is directed by Izu Ojukwu. Its one of his promising works that is yet to be released. Here is a link on something about the movie


LINK
 

moviewizard

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Looking forward to buying the Narrow Path film...thing is i havent gone to where i know they would have it since poor distribution sort of made it scarce.
 

peculiar

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And I've seen several threads on narrow Path, and no cast mentioned. Who's in it? Cos I'm trying to get a copy now from Lagos and need a few names for my list
A very beautiful flick Kinky! And like it has been pointed out, the end messed it up a bit for me too, but still, absolutely intriguing!

The cast-oh wow! All those people I see in YMG and can't imagine them speaking English...I was well impressed!:fing24:

Ok, here goes-Sola Asedeko, Funke Akindele, Ayo Badmus, Bukky Wright, Mama Rainbow, Remi Abiola, Joke Muyiwa, Eniola Olaniyan, Kabirat Kafidipe, and many others whose names I don't know.

The story is believable and the delivery was excellent.
I loved it and highly recommend it! 9/10 from me! Such a lovely flick!:food-smil
 
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