Nollywood Movie Review – “Coming from Insanity”
The story of Coming from Insanity is absurd, it is evident that the writers required to write a story where the fact remains stranger than fiction. It isn’t quite clear just how much of Akinyemi Sebastian Akinropo’s debut is authentic and just how far is made up, but it is reasonable that he would go the lavish crime thriller path in choosing to share with a narrative that flaunts infinite ambition, avarice and youthful zest as primary ingredients.
Gabriel Afolayan, continuing his series of leading outfit bits, is the poster boy to get Coming from madness. Afolayan is in front and centre, as Kossi the bear, an impoverished lad by Togo who’s trafficked like a child and attracted to Lagos to serve as a national servant for its Bellos (Wale Ojo and Dakore Akande, in tiny, stock roles.)
Kossi undergoes exactly the yearlong travel that is expected of anybody who sees themselves in his circumstance. There’s genuine warmth from the kinship which Kossi develops with the Bello girl, Oyin (Damilola Adegbite,) but he is also bullied and helpless by Oyin’s brother, Femi (Wole Ojo). Gifted with a high IQ, the increased up Kossi is enough to comprehend his perspective and resourceful enough to make an effort to conceal his way outside of everything is more or less indentured servitude.
Having obtained no official education and desirous of those luxury accoutrements that his labour has serviced for decades, Kossi makes use of their only tools available, his own wisdom as well as brawn, and only tiny assistance from his friend, Emmanuel (Adeolu Adefarasin.) Kossi opens up an unlawful operation which specializes in printing imitation US bucks and before long, introduces his counterfeit currency to an unsuspecting sector.
For a while, Kossi and also his team like a splendid run that catapults them into a fast life of money, booze and even women. Kossi’s inferiority complicated, however, has him fixated on Sonia (Sharon Ooja), the hot, decoration girlfriend of his erstwhile nemesis, Femi. More urgent than the unavoidable struggle of egos in between two troubled teenage boys nevertheless, will be that the dogged authorities operative (Udoka Oyeka) final in about Kossi’s modest operation.
Akinropo is clearly a buff of glossy Hollywood style offence capers in which the personalities are dashing and also the heists elaborate. Gabriel Afolayan is no Clooney or Dicaprio,” but since the biggest market of visiting madness, he commits into changing a faux Togolese accent to distinguish his own work from May’s Gold Statue and every other character he has played in his career. The accent would be the key cover that can be found to him whilst the plot-driven protagonist cannot cover his bubbly, extreme personality.
In general, direction prioritizes plot advancement within personality creation along with his picture suffers for it as the actions constantly change dizzyingly from one particular moment to the other. The over-dependence on coincidences is unhealthy, especially so for tales like these, which are predicated in reality.
Almost every important growth that takes place in coming from Insanity is a fresh level of serendipity, a few of which may haven’t been thought through enough to blend with all the narrative that Akinropo- also receiving creating credit- is notification. It’s near as if he’s assembled his main twists and compels them to fit in no matter of how tumultuous they may be into the charm of the adventure. This finally leaves space for plot holes and also head-scratching minutes.
For films like Coming from Insanity, bigger is generally superior. Larger stars, even bigger sets, bigger set bits, larger joys.
Bigger budgets don’t hurt either.
Akinropo is obviously limited at the finance department however he stretches the tools available to him, perhaps too thin. The observable candies excel but perhaps not glowing, sets are not quite extravagant enough, activity sequences usually do not quite commit to violence, and also the sketched personalities present the talented supporting throw having overly little to work with. Sound design and style are also inadequate and the postscript that amounts up the destiny of the principal characters after the previous landscape plays like an effort to appease the one-hundred folks in the censor’s board.
Akinropo is restricted by budget, however, for all his flair, but he also skimps on specifics. More often than not, instead of detailing the practice of his group pieces, Akinropo selects simpler and less commendable workouts by zooming right to the outcomes, offering his picture a little mask of incredulity. Length of belief is something, however, coming from Insanity also anticipates viewers to exude common sense and take a jump of faith without working hard enough to earn it. A bright idea could develop a spark and while a strong story is almost always a welcome start, that the devil stays in the detail.