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The Figurine [Araromire]

Written By NollywoodRave on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | 10:29 AM

Kunle Afolayan Production presents


The Movie tells a tale of two men -Ramsey Nouah and Kunle Afoyalan- and a girl- Omoni Oboli, whose luck suddenly changes for the better after one of them discovers Araromire; a mysterious figurine who bestows seven years of luck on those who touch her...But No one told them about the next seven years filled with destuction, pain, and death.

Genre: Drama, Suspense, Triller, Fantasy, Myth, Comedy, Romance
Directed By: Kunle Afolayan
Written By: Kemi Adesoye

Watch the trailer below


Kunle Afolayan

Omoni Oboli

Funlola Aofiyebi

The first time i saw the trailer of this movie, i did not know it was a nollywood production, but i loved it. Until i rewatched it then i saw my bobo Ramsey, and Omoni, i knew it was going to be a good flick. The story line is so different, even from our regular juju movies. The way the story was weaved was so creative, only to blow my mind with an amazing ending. In no way did this movie fall short of my expectations, and it only have two parts.

Breaking it Down!
Ramsey Nouah: 
It was nice to see Ramsey step a little out of the lover-boy role ( notice i said a little), and portray a different role which took me by surprise. His acting was on point, but what sealed the deal for me was the Yoruba; the more he spoke it, the more i loved the movie. His acting  was 4 of 5 Stars.
Kunle Afolayan:
This man is just beyond talented. For him to be able to produce, directed, and still portray his character to the T and express the right emotions really impressed me. He played one of the main characters while juggling directing had to have been very difficult, but he did it. He did it but i still see more room for improvement. I truly am a huge fan of his movies and this movie really supported me. His acting was 3.6 out of 5 stars.
Omoni Oboli: 
This lady can scream. Goodness gracious. She can cry, she can laugh, and most of all she can act. I believe she is one of the most Underated actresses in Nollywood. She knows how to keep it fresh, turn off herself, and really get into character. Her acting was 4.5 of 5 Stars.
The audio was allright, i do not recall having any complaints.
The visual was great. No reflectins, no boom mikes..That's all i ask for in Nollywood.
The costume in the movie worked for me, i am such a fan of traditional outfits so Kudos to the costumier.
This was the perfect cast to me, i would not change it. Kunle Afolayan, Omoni Oboli, and Funlola Aofiyebi represents all things culture. They were the best to really bring out the mythic and traditional aspect to the movie. Although everytime i see Ramsey, i think more city, he actually did well in the movie. He is a very versatile actor, that is why he was also able to portray the culture very well.

Attention to detail:
In the movie, Ramsey has asthma and the directed really did his part by researching what can aggravate asthma, and what an asthma attack looked like. In no part did i see Ramsey rolling around like he has epilepsy, but merely gasping for air. This is what ALOT of Nollywood directors fail to do. They fail to research information on the little details and make it seem more realistic. And sometimes, it is these little details that can break or make a movie.

The Romance:
Let me just warn you that this is not a romance flick, it is neither predictable nor your typical ending. This romance is a dark twisted tale of true love gone wrong. The tale of hoe love can take people to great lenghts. When i started the movie and noticed the love triangle, i already predicted the ending, only to have it tossed back in my face.
The Drama/ Suspense:
Drama wey full this movie three much. Suspense at every twist and turn, i just gave up trying to predict the end, shut up, and watched the movie. I was so into the movie, i kuku put down pencil and paper watch finish.
For the first time, i can actually acknoledge a Nollywood movie for having a bit of thriller in it. The thriller was this dark, twisted..in fact let me not talk too much, i no wan give am away.
The whole movie is surrounded by a mythical story; which states that the goddess Araromire, rewards those who touch her with seven years of good luck followed by seven years of bad luck. This myth spins the whole movie.

Memorable Quotes:
" I thought he was having a heart attack or something. It turned out it was just Asthma. You should have seen his face, he looked so helpless. Mona i think i'm in love" - Linda
"If everything i ever wanted were at my feet, you would be my wife." - Ramsey
"You know what they say..Shit happens"
"Una people sey dey see winch inside dia sef"

Would i recommend it?

The script was very well written, so well written that it could have easily gone sour. After the unpredictable twists and turns the movie ends with the words "What do you believe?" This words will forever hunt me because till this day i do not know what i believe. Sometimes i think, it was the spirit that drove him to do what he did, and other times i think maybe it was really such a ruse. If you do catch the movie. share with me..What do you believe?
Overall, i highly recommend this movie. It can be a family flick. For me, it took me back to my love for traditional movies as it really captivated the African culture. This was a huge step for Nollywood.

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