Hi Guys!! I haven’t put up a movie review in ages, but if I don’t put up a review on this particular movie, it is great injustice.
I bring to you from the stable of Golden Effects Pictures, a 2014 award winning movie, October 1.
PRODUCER: Kunle Afolayan
DIRECTOR: Kunle Afolayan
Sadiq Daba – Inspector Danladi
Ademola Adedoyin – Prince Aderopo
Kunle Afolayan – Agbeko
Kayode Aderupoko – Seagent Sunday Afonja
Kehinde Bankole: Miss Tawa
It’s September 1960, and with Nigeria on the verge of independence from British colonial rule, a northern Nigerian Police Detective, DAN WAZIRI, is urgently dispatched by the Colonial Government to the trading post town of Akote in the Western Region of Nigeria to solve a series of female murders that have struck horror in the hearts and minds of the local community. On getting to Akote, more murders are committed, and with local tension high and volatile, Waziri has a race on his hands to solve the case before even more local women are killed.
Set against the backdrop of the national celebratory mood of the impending independence, Waziri is pulled into a game of cat and mouse as he and the killer try to outwit each other… leading to the climatic end in which the life of a popular local female teacher and village belle, Tawa, is held in the balance. Waziri has to race against the clock to capture the killer, save Tawa and solve the crime before the British flag is lowered and the Nigerian flag raised on Independence Day… October 1…. (Source: thenet.ng)
This has to be the best Nigerian movie I’ve seen so far! I mean, I watched the movie over and over again and even scolded myself for not seeing the movie earlier. The acting generally was good. My best actor was Kayode Aderupupo, who played the role of Sergeant Afonja. Kayode killed his role! The undertone of his character was too real and his accent hit the note perfectly. The Prince, played by Ademola Adedoyin (my new crush), was impressive as well. Ademola acted his part with so much grace, he was too composed and his emotions could really be felt by the audience. Inspector Waziri was very good as well, he played the part of a no nonsense policeman who wasn’t interested in being biased. I could go on and on about how amazing all the actors were in the movie. I was impressed with their costumes as it was all really detailed and made me feel like I witnessed the independence celebration first-hand.
My favorite scene was where the Sergeant and his wife were insulting Inspector Danladi in Yoruba and still smiling!
I think it would have been accurate to state from the beginning of the movie that it was purely fictional, especially as a lot of Nigerians digest movies to the last drop. I have a lot of catholic friends who really took the Father Dowling – Male sex act personal.
I will rate this movie a 9 over 10. I really wasn’t surprised when I found out that it won the most awards at the African Magic Viewers Choice Awards, followed by The Meeting. Kunle Afolayan keeps thrilling us with wonderful movies and it makes me so proud of Nollywood.
Watch October 1 trailer HERE. October 1 is currently available on Netflix.