Nolly Galore reviews the 2011 Nigerian Movie Heart On Fire (Continuation Wife On Fire) on The Nollywood Forever YouTube channel, starring Van Vicker, Tonto Dikeh and Eve Esin.
Bill played by Mike Ezuruonye is an armed robber who robs a student at gunpoint after following her to a cashpoint and entering her car. It turns out that this same girl is his girlfriend’s sister and their mother has just died. They come face to face again in a chance meeting at a restaurant. As she flees the restaurant in shock he follows her in an attempt to reconcile. She is unflinching in her refusal to accept his apology. Will she reveal to her sister that he is an armed robber?
Vincent (Kalu Ikeagwu) and Vanessa (Queen Nwokoye) are happily married with a young daughter. They would like more children but the doctors have told her that it is risky. Angelina (Mercy Johnson) too is married and happy except for the lack of a child. She is distressed over her childlessness after two years of marriage. Her husband Frank (Browny Igboegwu) is supportive and reassuring and soon tests reveal that it is him that is sterile. One fateful a car accident occurs involving both couples where both Frank and Vanessa are killed. Angelina comes around 3 months later but has no recollection of the life she left behind. Soon enough she moves into Vincent’s neighbourhood and they begin to get to know each other.
Nollywood Movie Review: Tony played by Jim Iyke is due to wed Judith played by Queen Nwokoye and his mother is overjoyed. She cannot wait to welcome her daughter in law into the family, however the wedding plans look to be in jeopardy as Tony cannot seem to put a curb to his cheating womanising ways. Max, played by Van Vicker is Tony’s best friend. He moves out of his family home and goes to live with Tony, all the while searching for work. While living with Tony Max comes to find out that his friend is a serious womaniser. Things come to a peak one day when Tony is busted by his fiancée with another woman, and a shock is in store for Max when he meets Tony’s fiancée. She is a blast from the past that he never expected to see again.
While driving two friends Enyioma and Osondu played by Mike Ezuruonye and Yul Edochie come across a road accident. Enyioma exits the car to go and investigate and helps the locals retrieve a man from the wreckage which Osondu then reluctantly helps him take to the hospital in their vehicle. At the hospital they refuse to treat the dying man without a police report. Despite Enyioma not seeing the need for a police report as no crime has been comitted he agrees to their demands in order to save the man’s life. It is when he goes to get the report from the police station that the trouble really starts.
Nigerian Movie Review: Derek Douglas played by Van Vicker is a huge celebrity actor. A date with one of his female fans Lily played by Bimbo Akintola is the start of big drama. He decides to surprise the fan by turning up to her hotel room to take her out for dinner. Little does he know that the one he chats to on the internet called Miss Spiffy was not in the hotel room that day but rather the maid Gina, played by Mercy Johnson who was trying on her clothes. They end up going on a date together and so starts the web of deceit.
Chief Dom is a widower that lives with his two daughters and son. Since his wife died he fills up his time sleeping with young girls who are pleased to pander to his every whim for the money that he is showering them with. 2 of Chief’s children are wayward. The son is and armed robber and the daughter is promiscuous and directionless. His other daughter Gina is the one that tries to hold the family together. She constantly tries to talk to her family members to get them to clean up their lives but her pleas fall on deaf ears.
It is Sophia’s (Mercy Johnson) wedding day and her mother in law to be, played by Ebele Okaro approaches her as she is leaving the house with her bridal party and accuses her of using her “cursed pregnancy” to trap her son. She then attacks Sophia by violently pulling down the top of her dress and knocking the hat of her mother’s head. Sophia flees and gets into an accident whereby she loses the baby and in turn becomes infertile. Sophia and Tony are determined to get married despite it all but Mama Tony too us determined that Sophia not marry her son. Will they ever get married?
The King of Obodare (Kenneth Okonkwo) is looking for a wife and has sent his son that he had 14years old Santos (Ken Erics) the task of doing so. Santos meets Jenny (Tonto Dikeh) when she comes looking for a job at his company. She is with her friend Amuma (Ini Edo) and he invites them both to the palace with the intention of hooking up Jenny with his father. Nick (Junior Pope) is dating Princess (Eve Esin) but she is a raging alcoholic and he is fed up with her slobbish ways. He dumps her after a party where she attempts to make a pass at the king. In a side story Johnson has proposed to Jennifer numerous times but she is not interested.
Amara played by Tonto Dikeh is her mother’s main worry. She is jobless, disrespectful and will not listen to reason. Her sister ChiChi played by Eve Esin on the other hand is the exact opposite. Not only does she work long hours as a nurse but then she comes home to do the cooking and other household chores. The concern for Amara increases when she decides to go and live with her friend Nkiru in the city. They are dead set against it but cannot do anything to stop the stubborn and strong willed Amara. She ends up in the city but life brings her than she bargained for.