Sasha Ghanaian Movie Review
Release Year: 2012
Story, Screenplay & Director – Afe Olumowe
Producer – Tom Oviawe
Vivian Bijou Amegashie
NollywoodForever.Com Rating – 41%
Everyone is looking for Sasha, played by Yvonne Okoro who has cancer and not long to live. She has disappeared after being knocked over in the road. Artus approaches a local don to find her whereabouts only to be held by that man who presumes that he in fact knows where she is. Sasha is recovering at her aunty’s house and devastated that her son is missing, only for the don to reunite mother and son and then request a date as a thank you from her. Soon Sasha has been recruited by the Don to go to and do Ashawo work.
I felt the placing of Yvonne in such a role did not make sense. This kind of role should have been for a naive young girl and she just didn’t fit the mould. She was clearly not a teenager, she was sophisticated, classy, well-spoken and with a child. It just didn’t make sense that she did not think that the Rome proposal was dodgy. Everyone knows that black girls get sent to Italy in general to sell puzzy, let’s be frank!
The general premise of the story didn’t make much sense to me. Sasha is dying from lung cancer. I thought that it was quite unusual for such a young woman to get it and it’s not a secondary cancer and she is not a smoke, but nevertheless these things happen right? Then we have everyone looking for her. Why? Then this whole job offer crap. Why her? What was the point of the whole side story with the yellow girl Sandra with cancer, and so? The character called Sandra was screaming and shouting way too much and the acting was horrible. Why didn’t anyone tell her it was just too much?
Sasha is a local poor girl, no job by the looks of it, her aunt is poor, and about ten of them sleep to one room. I’m sorry Yvonne seemed WAY too polished. They tried to create a love story between the drug trafficker and Sasha but it was kinda lame.
The Don says to Sasha,
“I was thinking, if you and I could have lunch tonight?”
WTF??? LUNCH in the night? I don tire for this foolishness!
Nollywood Forever Says What?
Why would Sasha not ask what the business proposal was when it was first mentioned? Say What? And wouldn’t she ask what on earth she needed a photo shoot for?
How would your ass take half naked shots for some dude and then next minute you think that you are going to Rome to meet the pope? Say What?
As Ageist as African men are, why they gonna be spending thousands to send a 30yr old woman to Italy to sleep with her and her ass is not famous? Say What? Just one local girl? That makes no kind of sense!
This movie is messed up. We have already established this chick Sasha has lung cancer. She has already told us revealed this but then much later she is diagnosed by the doctor and appears shocked. Say What?
I would not recommend this movie. It was nicely shot, Yvonne Okoro is a great actress, very believable in any role that she plays, but this kind of useless role is beneath her. Granted the movie was very easy to watch, Ghanaian movies tend to have excellent technical quality which means you watch for longer than you would the typical shaky screen up and down sound Nigerian movie. Even with the makes no sense storyline the soundtrack was good, music appropriately places in scenes, steady sound and good clear picture with fluid shots. The rest of the acting was ok but the story was not entirely plausible for me and dragged too much. I felt that a few things needed more clarity. In the end I found a lot of it boring and struggled to make it to the end. Watch at your own peril.