Free pass to the VEVE Movie Premier!

I recently went for a movie launch at the Junction for a local movie on Thursday 28th 2014 called Veve which is slang for Miraa or Khat.
Firstly i would like to say that i was having a pretty horrid day before this event so when time to leave for the event reached i made a sprint exit out the door papers flying, hands waving & the works…okay it might have not been this dramatic but believe me it felt like it.
Okay back to the premier. When we reached we were met by a large pool of people standing in the middle of the mall looking all polished and structured. Women had whipped their red lipstick on, Men their favourite cologne. I immediately knew that my day was making a turn for the better. Being among creatives and friends of after a day spent with my fellow zombie bankers is all i could ask for to recharge my already dead and chewed batteries. We had a few issues since we had no tickets but the heavens noticed that they could not put me through anymore torture and we got free tickets in! *YAY US*
This movie was written by Natasha Likimani & Directed Simon Mukali. I will be very vague since the movie is showing in cinemas in September so given how i hate spoilers, i will in the same spirit withhold from being one.
The ups:
The actors were really good and took up thier roles very well. I was pretty impressed by the role of Kenzo and the actor who played the role just brought his character to  life.
Emorugene is his name. His character is very intense. In normal life he would be the quiet dude who sits alone and stares at people, has few or no friends, always withdrawn and a little creepy, the guy who you’re probably scared to be alone with because you will either have painfully ‘cricket moment’ filled conversations or he will just outright get up and stab you. That’s the Kenzo character or at least what i took up. But in usual life the guy described above is usually a weird guy who girls most of the time have no affinity to. Well not Kenzo, His character is sexually charged and his mysterious character
worked to increase this particular factor. Emorugene is certainly not a Brad Pitt look alike, his looks are far from polished, but he had a Khal Dhrogo (game of thrones) vibe to him that made girls fan themselves anytime his scene came on. He looks like the guy who can rip a man’s heart, eat half of it and to show his sensitive side he would wrap the other side in a bow and give it to you in a bid to show you that you’re his other half. No? Well at least you now know how my fantasies look like *grin*
Lizz Njagah(Esther) was also great! She played the good wife character very well. Her chemistry with Emorugene was very evident and made the movie even more captivating. There’s nothing as annoying as no chemistry between two people who are meant to act like they got it. It becomes a burden to the actors themselves and to us since we have to watch you painfully try to act like you actually like/love each other…and trust me it’s a sad sad thing.
The last scene when she beats down walls to rescue her man was pretty good and believeable plus a great balance to the timid and obedient character she was playing all along. Hats off to her!
Lowry Adhiambo (Amos) I am not sure if it’s the fact that the character was not meant to be a likeable one but i felt that he might have not fit totally into the role. Some parts were a bit to robot like for me, like plain words. I didn’t feel his presence in some of the scenes as much as much as some of the other characters.
Conrad Makeni (Sammy) He was also quite good. His father role especially was very gripping and emotionally involving. You could actually feel his hurt as he was watching his son slip into the evils that he could not just shake off. I must admit i got a little teary-eyed…Not because I have daddy issues which I DON’T HAVE but due to the fact that *Violin strings start* i have volunteered quite a bit and i have seen how bad decisions young people make really tear down their family emotionally and this was such a situation. *violin strings stop*
Kago without needs to say much was a brilliant druggie and thief.
Overall i think this movie was great. The only negative sides were the fact it might have ended a bit too abruptly and left me asking questions about different characters stories.
There were a lot of subtitles in it …like a Bollywood movie which made me not focus on looking at the people saying those lines but more of staring at the bottom of the screen.  This was a bummer for me in particular since am a huge fan of facial expression and body language so i ended up having to choose either one between scenes or wishing i was cock-eyed. Okay that was a bad joke and I’m sorry if I have any cock-eyed readers. Occasionally my eye tends to wander too so i can partially relate.  *grins*
Anyway this is a definitely a movie to watch and to watch out for!
I give it a seven and a half outta ten since i think it’s a hella cool movie!
Lovely Production from One day films & GingerInk!



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