Monday, February 25, 2008

Gollywood

I'm not exactly an African Magic fan but with my mum in possession of the remote I usually don't have many choices. And if I don't have a good novel to escape to, I resign myself to sitting by her side on the settee and trying to amuse myself with the amazing [for lack of another adjective] movies shown on African magic.
Recently, I've been seeing a lot of Ghanaian movies on the channel and I'm glad for the change. I don't particularly enjoy Nigerian movies so why not try the black star?


However, it seems Gollywood [I'm not sure what they are called but I assume they also bear the "wood" name ] can boast of only four actors at the moment. You would come to the same conclusion if you've watched the number of Ghanaian movies I have watched in a space of one week and seen the same cast in all of them!

The movie I watched yesterday was quite entertaining by African movie standards and left me in stitches as they always do and this not because they are intended to be comedies.


It's title?
Very catchy-"Beyonce, the president's daughter"

Lead characters with extremely interesting names as follows:

1. President's daughter- Beyonce [Coincidentally an American artiste's name]

2. Lover boy-Raj [Indian name]

3. Lover boy's girlfriend before Beyonce comes into picture- Ciara.

[Another artiste's name]


Story line-The indian movie-"The promise" which I call Sunita. You remember that movie don't you?

Summary of the movie:

Beyonce and Ciara fight for Raj's love. Lol! The names just make me laugh. What happened to all the Ghanaian names? It didn't exactly end like The promise did though. This one's ending was a waste of film resources. I mean who writes these stories?


Anyway, here's introducing the ONLY four actors in Gollywood-[I got their pics off the screen but couldn't get the fourth character's face because Beyonce had poured acid on her by that time and when she resurfaced she had a different face and a different body and different hair and...ok, just got her off the net now.]



Van Vicker
Fine half cast dude, lover boy character in all the movies, has the ability to cry at the drop of a hat,cries too much in my opinion, fine hair. Maybe Teco Benson should cast him in an action flic for a change one of these days. Won't be bad to see him act alongside Hanks Anuku.
Played Raj.


Nadia Buari
I love this lady's eyes! They are doll like and give her this "I can't hurt a fly" look. She's also soft spoken and calm. Like the dude above, she's half cast too. Ghanaians like Nigerians I can see favour light skinned actors. Such a shame because I know many talented dark skinned people. Even yours truly who is chocolate skinned wouldn't mind a stint at acting. We should just go tone up, I guess.
She played Beyonce-the president's daughter.

This slender light skinned Ghanaian acts the mother role in every movie I have seen her in. She's either Raj's mother in one film or Beyonce's mother in another. She's usually always portrayed as wealthy and wicked.
In Beyonce, the president's daughter she once again acted mother to our fine half cast guy.


Jackie Appiah
This is the only dark skinned member of the quartet. She has a very pretty face and lovely eyes in my opinion. She suffers a lot for love in her movies. You should see what she went through in Beyonce-the president's daughter! But what's that they say about African magic? Yes, where love conquers all!



I think it's high time they organized a talent hunt in Ghana to fish out new talents. Naija should do same too; highly talented potential actresses like me should not be let in the dark for too long. Give us some spotlight!

































5 comments:

Florida of Free Spirit said...

this is very nice & entertaining. & so apt. i barely watch african magic, but d few times boredom drove me 2 it, na those faces i see. dat raj mama no sabi act sef

princesa said...

LMAO!!!
That 'sunita' story line has been overflogged by Ghanaians. I rememebr one Gollywood(ur words) movie i saw years back...same storyline!

fluffycutething said...

Oh so you've been tormented by this nonsense movie too??????????

The naija movies at least have some variety in the crap they unleash on we their poor viewers LOL

nollywoodforever said...

As nonsensical as I found this movie... From Raj getting shot and ciara asking him if he was ok to drive to the whole acid burn face scenario which was so fake I actually looved the film because it was sooo entertaining all the way through!

nollywoodforever said...

As nonsensical as I found this movie... From Raj getting shot and ciara asking him if he was ok to drive to the whole acid burn face scenario which was so fake I actually looved the film because it was sooo entertaining all the way through!