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Silent scandal starring Genevieve and Uche Jumbo

Discussion in 'AFRICAN MOVIE REVIEWS' started by Mkgirl, Jul 13, 2009.

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  1. sky_flies

    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    No! No!!.... his name was on the credit, not on the trailer though..... e never reach to sue anybody abeg..... .
     
  2. wendydoks

    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    he may have done a little bit in the movie b4 getting fired? maybe alot of the things he directed were left out. hence the reason why he is hiddenaway inthe credit. theres no way a director wil be omitted if he/she did a noticeable sized work in a movie.

    mehn, never b4 have i seen a movie so disected as this movie. Means its really a good movie.

    PPle missed a part(i guess due to sound) where Genny rushily finished a call right b4 majid came in for a job. I believe the call is from the mother telling her of the departure or safearrival of ella in england. Also, Genny and the ex dont communicate @ all. any communications @all is mediated by the mother.
     
  3. sky_flies

    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    I am looking forward to the third part of the movie..... Ms. Ejike better get Gene, Majid, Gene's daughter, Ebere Okaro and Uche Jombo back on set to wrap Silent Scandals up.....

    And hope she does it more creatively.....
     
  4. wendydoks

    wendydoks Chickala si odeshi

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    i think she will have no choice but to do so seeing that all man no like the ending part of the movie. i mean, really, its dat bad of an ending. Me sef no understand am. It makes it harder for me to xplain it to my american friends that r lost as well. the disguise really murdered it for me. it is silly and laughable. Like someone rightly said, its a more reason to attract alot of attention. they had no more than 3 roles of seat in there; so theres no way he wudnt attract alot of atraction. and the "30months later" really thru pple off. lol...yeah, its ending depressed the movie's rating by 2pts. I am looking forward to seeing Genny finally win an award for her role. Ebere Okaro really suprised me. She is lovely in the movie. Kudos to Vivian Ejike and all the actors for really doing their job Also to the makeup/costume artist. except the same mohawk hair that Ella kept wearing. Very tacky. Uche Jombo's lace wig is the talk of the movie. almost took all the attention. lovely hair!!! LOL


    does anyone know anything abt the comrade starring OC Ukeje and when its finally co moing out? i don wait taya! i dont even kno who is directing it sf. sorry to digress.
     
  5. thressa

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    God bless you:bow:

    I know i said that to myself when watching the movie, i was so surprised that with all the decorations she had in her home, no picture of her dearly beloved daughter. But wait, when she got married (contractually) we saw pictures of her and the husband. Hmmmmmm:eyes

    I'm not looking forward to a part 3 but if she decides to make one, that's fine. I think i already got my closure to the movie.
     
  6. Sola

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    Going by what you posted earlier, its way past suing time...
    You CANNOT just feel like excluding someone from the credit. If the job is done, then the credit is earned, period. No quibbling.

    Sky did not say that.
    It doesn't matter. As long as he directed, he at least gets a co-director credit.
    Well, obviously "funky politics" as noted above can make this happen. A producer can "fall out" with his director...
    You need to look through the archives. This is nothing...

    For disclosure, I am yet to lay my hands on the DVD, so I'm not commenting on the movie, just the politics of its credits, as reported by Funmo and Sky.
     
  7. sky_flies

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    Really!!? Ebere has always been a classic act oh!!..... I've long believed and still believe she's a fine gift to the Nigeria movie industry.... Its only that we (in Nollywood) don't write challenging roles for the older actors...... Most of them are tied down to acting one pattern or no pattern. Though, there are excellent actors among them and Ebere Okaro is one of them

    I know the movie has new acts. Some of the actors in it are the guys who star in Nigeria soap operas, the director is not a prominent one (to say he has no massive break in Nollywood)..... He hails from the Eastern Nigeria BUT can't remember his name...... Thats the little I know if I am not mistaking it. The movie I refer to was shot early last year...... Confirm if its it Ma'am
     
  8. sky_flies

    sky_flies Well-Known Member

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    I take God beg you, Oga Sola watch this movie and do comment on it here. E do me like you no get patience for Nigeria movie but just try this one out. Its not fantastic at all, it could be a technical mess and all bad things...... but it meets the fore purpose of a movie..... ENTERTAINMENT!!

    You go vex for Genny character tire..... I'm yet to get my copy sef!!
     
  9. Iya Laje

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    I really enjoyed this movie. The girl that played Genny's daughter is good
     
  10. peculiar

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    :tired How can this movie end like that?? :confused:
     
  11. moviewizard

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    The writer got confused and didnt know how to end.
     
  12. Folashade

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    precisely!
     
  13. blackbutterfly

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    I understand how she wanted it to end, he made a sacrifice to get out of both their lives in order not to cause further hurt and pain to both women because he loved them. And the sacrifice included leaving his unborn child. Obviously, it didn't translate well because folks don't like it or are confused by it but I think that was what the writer aimed to do, Naeto sacrificed his needs for the betterment of the women's relationship with one another.

    Can I add how I annoyed I was when Jessy started singing "Ki ni big deal" by Naeto C when she was intoxicated on their night out? Personally, I didn't think it was cute...I mean, we get it old boy's name is "Naeto" and "Ki ni big deal" was by a "Naeto"...just too darn obvious to me.

    And thank you Funmo, my sister pointed out the exact same thing about the film being a total rip off of Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls.

    And why did the costume designer have Genevieve is so many frills? She was frigid and frilled the hell up LOL!!!
     
  14. oloje

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    #1 Movie was good except for a few problems here and there.
    #2 co sign with many of the genuine concerns with the movie regarding audio, and the way the end was wrapped up.
    but i do not agree that this movie is a total rip off of Daddy's Little girls, maybe 1 or 2 scenes as has been pointed out by people, but to say that the movie is a total rip off mba, nor be so at all.
     
  15. peculiar

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    Ermm...so, we're supposed to assume that Ella never asked her mum how the baby came about? Or perhaps they sorted it somehow??

    Not bad flick all in all sha.....the end was just not IT for me....:food-smil
     
  16. blackpearl

    blackpearl oloju come and do

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    Silent Scandal: A scandal that must be kept secret

    Try and imagine a mother getting pregnant for her daughter’s fiancé . Not only that, she was much in love with him and to make matters worse, she loves her daughter and cared about what makes her happy. That is the story of Silent Scandal, but before you jump to conclusion that it is only in Nollywood movie it can happen out of Nollywood. Wait till you read the full story. Genevieve Nnaji (Jessy) is a hardworking single mother who wants the best for her ever wayward daughter Chelsea Eze (Ella) whose father now lives with another woman in England.

    Despite Jessy’s efforts, Ella refused to change. She kept spending time and wallowing in self-destructive activities with her boyfriend, Majid Michael (Neto) who depended on the money she steals from home because he is from a very poor home. Jessy got fed up with Ella’s attitude and decided to send her abroad, a punishment too big for Ella to bear. She connived with her grandmother, Ebere Okaro without the knowledge of her mother and went to Abuja instead of London.

    Back in Lagos her mother needed a driver and fate made it possible that the new driver turned out to be Neto. One thing led to another, Jessy needed a surrogate husband and her driver came in handy. Of course that came with a N15 million promise. If you know Nollywood well, by now you are probably thinking something intimate happened. It almost did but it never happened. That is perhaps one of those few things that distinguishes the movie from others. Sometimes the expected does not happen. Just when you think the two would eat the forbidden fruit they disappoint the audience, and just when you could almost bet that nothing would happen, they broke the rule just few weeks to the wedding of Neto and Ella. Lest, we forget, Jessy did not know Neto ever had anything to do with Ella. You want the rest of the story? You’ve got to go get a copy of the movie.

    Issues
    Acting
    Though we have seen Genevieve and Majid act better in other movies, they both did not disappoint. Genny was more than to the point and Majid was a good match. As for Chelsea (Ella) she did very well for a start. It would be hard to believe she is a beginner. Generally, Vivian Ejike, the producer did well in terms of her cast. Ebere Okaro, Uche Jombo, who played Murky, Jessy’s friend was at her wayward best.

    Story
    The story is racy though it was told with some lapses. It is an unusual love story with twists and bends that move ahead of its audience. But there are issues left unresolved. The political reason for which Jessy needed a surrogate husband was never revisited. That gave the producer away as someone who was desperate to stitch the story. Two, how possible was it for Ella not to have traveled to England and her mother would not know. The grandmother called to say “Ella is doing fine in England, her father said so”. That painted a picture of a mother that is not thorough, contrary to what the producer wanted us to believe. And at a point, the producer wanted to depict Ella as a drug-user, a situation that made her steal. Also all of a sudden it presented a picture of a changed person without therapy. Again, some people might want to question how big the punishment of going to England is to be strong enough to change Ella.
    These are some of the loopholes the producers and director did not pay attention to. But compared to other Nollywood movies, Silent Scandal is a good story well told with beautiful acting.

    Location and costume
    If you know Vivian Ejike so well you will know she does not do her things by half measures. She went all the way and got the apt location and fitting costumes.
    Our verdict: This is a movie that tells the story of love, emotion and scandals and it brings to the fore that there are some scandals and secrets that better remain secret.

    The Sun News On-line| Showpiece
     
  17. moviewizard

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    Even when she granted interview, she never for once mentioned director's name. Isnt he the biggest persion on the project. Why should his name be missing on the trailer, posters and even interview. Even on the credits, you have to personally look for it. I expected to see something like " A TK Falope film".

    That was a slap on his face cos if i can remember its produced by Vivian Ejike, i should be able to remember the director as well.
     
  18. Mkgirl

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    TK is listed in the movie as the production director and he was at the premiere in Lagos. You can see him on the pix as well, so I think they are talking about another director not him.
     
  19. moviewizard

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    What pix? He didnt seem celebrated, that am saying. His name was in the credit but not as obvious as Vivian;s credit as producer. I had to practically wait till the credits finished rolling cos i thought they wouldnt write director.
     
  20. ddizzle

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    Double Gbam! :food-smil
     
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