Director : Oluseyi Asur
Producer(s) : Eddy Young
Starring : Wale Ojo, Ireti Doyle, Alvin Abayomi, Helen Paul, Toyin Abraham, Odunlade Adekola, Ayo Mogaji, Ayo Makun and Ruby Akubueze
Release Date: September 13, 2019
Genre : Romance/Comedy
Awesome-O-Metre : 6.5/10
REVUE OF KASANOVA
Kasanova stars Wale Ojo as Femi as a widower who falls in love with his son’s music teacher Jessica (Ireti Doyle) also a single mother. The couple’s love is complicated by their baggage which causes conflict between Femi and his son Jason (Alvin Abayomi).
I missed going to see Kasanova when it came to cinemas and was pleased when it came to Netflix because I heard some good things about it. So what did I think? I think it was a sweet film. Yes, that’s the best description for it – sweet. Let me be honest, the conflict in the film wasn’t high stakes and could have been resolved very easily but the endearing part of the film is how it went about being resolved. What I mean is that the enjoyment in this film is the journey rather than the destination and this is no small part due to the storytelling. Asurf (who directed Hakkunde) has a unique and simplistic story telling process that allows the audience to simply enjoy the film without having to be overly cerebral.
That being said, I think there were some lose ends in the film that would have been better resolved. There were some romantic involvements that just weren’t addressed properly as the producers focused largely on that of the main characters. Talking about the main characters, the cast of Kasanova put in a decent performance and this is largely because each character was properly cast in roles that best suited them. Ireti is very classy in her delivery while Wale balanced his comic yet romantic delivery. Alvin and Ruby made a sweet pair, while Odunlade and Toyin gave a balanced comic edge to the film.
Kasanova is a well-produced and sweet film that will leave you with a smile on your face and we all could do with a smile these days. Its presently streaming on Netflix so I recommend you go see it if you want a simple and enjoyable film. Please do leave a comment in the comment section below or on my Twitter or Facebook page and let me know what you think about Kasanova or if you just want to talk film.
By the way, I have noticed that Asurf titles his films by misspelling words. Is this a way to stamp his identity on a film or an attempt to distinguish it?