Movies in the cinema these days are filled with both standard and substandard movies. A lot of times, you go to the cinema not sure if the movie will blow your mind or leave you angry. For the Nollywood movie; I AM NAZZY, let’s see if it will blow your mind or do otherwise.
Nollywood movie; I am Nazzy is the story of a female superstar, Lady, who wasn’t comfortable with the celebrity life and all the scandals and expectations that came with it. She decided to visit a therapist, and there, she was advised to take a break from all the troubles and expectations of the celebrity life. But, unfortunately, her manager wasn’t going to have any of that.
Coincidentally one day, the Lady meets her look-alike, Nazzy, in the bathroom, and although they are both shocked to see how much they look alike, it seemed like a perfect opportunity for Lady to execute her plan. She makes a deal with Nazzy to swap identities for 24 hours so that she can have the break that she so wishes. That seemed like a welcomed idea to Nazzy who had also always wanted to have a feel of the celebrity life.
So, the two ladies switch roles, and the story begins.
For one, I am Nazzy started on a high note as the first scenes were captivating enough. The storyline isn’t a bad one at all. It could hold the audience from the beginning to the end of the movie to a certain extent.
I cannot say the same about the directing of I am Nazzy because it seems like the director still has a lot of things to learn. There are so many unbelievable things in the film that would make you ask if the director thought we were too unintelligent to notice. Well, burst your bubbles, director, we saw them all. To mention a few, with that kind of remarkable difference, how did only the driver and close friend know the girls swapped? Even Naza’s mother didn’t know she wasn’t living with her own daughter?
The editor of I am Nazzy sure has a long way to go in mastering his skill. Nollywood has grown beyond an actor playing different roles staying far from each other. We have seen these characters hug in other films, so it was shocking to see that Lady and Naza barely stood in close proximity throughout the movie.
One thing the director did get right with I am Nazzy is the selection of characters. The acting was excellent, and if not anything, it will keep you glued to the screen till the end of the movie. Chinonso Arubayi is effortlessly a beautiful actress, and seeing her play those two characters so well is applaudable. Jide Kene and Jimi Odukoya also did great. Ada Jesus also deserves an accolade, and of course, IK Ogbonna knows how to hold his characters well. Chioma Nwosu is always a delight to watch, and thanks to Buchi, the Comedian, for giving us the light comedy in the movie.
Regardless of the flaws in I am Nazzy, it isn’t so much of a bad watch, and for ratings, it will get a 6/10