Title: Jinin Jikina

Year: 2014

Production: Shareef Studios

Producer: Umar M Shareef

Director: Ali Nuhu

Story/Screen play: Ali Nuhu

Cast: Ali Nuhu, Abdul M Shareef, Rahma Sadau, Rabi’u Rikadawa etc.

When an artist like Ali nuhu write a story, screen played, directed and acted the film, what do you expect? Perfection is the right word for the answer. Just by watching the movie trailer, your expectation will be high because of it quality picture, style and queens English used in the trailer by Ali Nuhu.

Not to waste your precious time, Jinin Jikina is a story of two secondary school lovers, after graduation the boy failed to make it to university and he feared that this separation might be the end of their relationship with the girl. When his fear begins to unravel they struggle to be together. Happy ending at the end as usual hausa movies. simple as that.

There is no denying the fact that the film sales a lot and audience, viewers or called them whatever loves the film but from the angle of those who knew what a good movie is, it’s a sheer disappointment. Most of you here had watched the film, have you ever noticed where the director or the story failed? Here you go.

The film failed to reflect our culture and real life, some of us here are married, dating or single, have you ever confidently bust in to your in-laws house jokes with them and even attempt to playfully run after their daughter before marriage?

The movie depiction of university settings is poor and inadequate, most of us have attended math 101 classes at least for a semester and if it is a Hausa class give me the lecturer’s name and he will be in the school’s senate office for hearing next week. And the whole college like movie you can’t hear the names like NECO, WAEC or JAMB, Is Nigeria America? Or are we in Europe? Well… Its Ali nuhu’s Jinin Jikina. Oh! One more thing, help me find the course, faculty and the name of the university she enrolled.

Engineer Abbas behaving like Don coleone which is absurd. I have a lot of rich friends who are engineers but I never saw for once any of them behave like Engineer Abbas, don’t know may be Anas will do someday, who knows. Engineer Abbas was one of a kind; he is a guy that goes fishing with golf shirt and cover shoes all dress up.

Firdausi’s dad house, clothes, and their life style is that of filthy rich family because of their life style they manage to have only fiddausi but the story line implied that they are poor.

To mention but few, you can watch the film again you will enjoy the music video, promise you that.

Reviewed By: Usman Manga

Twitter: @Nuruzamaan


9 thoughts on “Review : Jinin Jikina

  1. The reviewer has forgotten that culture is a dynamic and a diverse concept. You can’t maintain so stick to the stance that contemporary culture must go in line with that of yester-years. No, gone were those days. More so, it is in us as our behaviour to sometimes claim to be what we are not, or perhaps we do try to cover our problems and no matter how. May be this could stand to be the ideology and theory used by the script writer, screen player and director as well. For the reviewer, if I may ask him, does he knows what drama entails? Sociology? Or indeeed movie business?

  2. Usman this ur review is it not late? I think you have wasted ur time for making this review because d movie has served d purpose for which it was made. Ali Nuhu has tried his best y not make your own? Up d multiples!

  3. I like d review plus d songs were not properly sloted in d movie and d part where Abdul fought wit d kidnappers in d bush was just not 4 me

  4. hmmm! @ usman Manga, u really impress me, i tot as much dat one day u shal com to realized dia mistake nd publicize it to nigeria. Ali Nuhu as a graduate nd all time kannywood top star & director as wel,always made such mistake. come to think of oda young actors, directors e.t.c if dat is call experience? in my opinion is in-experience. we said dis nt bc we hate d producer of dis film bt we want a movie dat will reflect our culture nd tradition (Hausa Fulani) @ Manga u r a true writer

    we dat always follow ur write-up, we await for part 2.may b anoda movie may b nt .
    by critics Mr Moh

  5. I tottaly agree with you. To me the movie is a total disappointment! Firdausi’s father’s house does not portray a person who cannot afford his daughter’s school fees and Saliha’s father on the other hand being introduced as a man living in affluence, live in a house below his standard, but what if Firdausi’s house is swapped with Saliha’s? Perfect! Secondly we’ve seen the love between Sadiq and Firdausi, it woun’t be that easy for him to pretend perfectly the way he did when they first met on Campus, we should’ve seen that emotional pain in him for treating the love of his life like that, but we didn’t see that, isn’t he human? Another issue is Firdausi’s kidnapping on campus, where are the securities? And the other so called students just stood there looking without any action or concern, why? Finally, who is engineer Abbas, what’s he really doing in that movie? The only good thing he passed is that patience and persevearance got him to his position in the movie and he refused to use his influence on Firdausi’s father to marry her which may create marital problems. “He who take corrections,will be perfect someday”.

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