“The in-laws”, is a movie that centers around a young man and lady (Chris Attoh and Toyin Abraham) who are in their thirties and are in love.
Unfortunately and unbeknownst to these couple, their parents have an ongoing feud that dates back to forever.
Abu Balogun (Dele Odule) is a retired police sergeant that had his first love snatched by Donald and his promotion frustrated by the same person.
On the other hand is Donald Okezie (Charles Inojie), who is a lawyer that had his biggest lawsuit scuttled by the unrepentant lying attitude of Abu Balogun.
Like I said in my previous post, “The in-laws” have everything in there arsenal to be a “The wedding party” kind of mega hit but that doesn’t also mean they don’t have any odds stacked against them.
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In Nigeria we have three main divisions in our movie industry, I think that should be the largest for any movie industry in the world.
We have kannywood, Yorubahood and the big dog Nollywood, I just recently heard of Callywood making that list four. And whether we like it or not there is
some sort of segregation between all this “woods” and they all have a different audience that they each appeal to.
Most of the cast or major cast of “The in-laws” are Yoruba actors I mean indigenous actors. Men and women who made a name for themselves as indigenous acts.
And like it or not as much as you might try it’d be hard to sell the movie as a Nollywood movie.
Box office money is in Nollywood and not other “woods”. Argue that.
I might be wrong but I think this will be the cinematic debut for Toyin Abraham same goes for Dele Odule and his wife.
Odunlade Adekola recently made his cinematic debut and the movie didn’t receive so much buzz compared to his other indigenous movies.
An average movie lover who doesn’t know the professionalism and talent this actor and actress possess and exhibit would see “The in-laws” as a Nollywood film wannabe and probably want to snub it for another movie in the cinemas.
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We all. Know where the money is and where the big boys play that’s why everyone is veering for a cinematic run.
But for the above ideology there is no reason as to why ‘The in-laws” shouldn’t effortless rake in more than fifty million Naira in box office.
The release date for “The in-laws” is yet to be announced.