With a suitable amount of hype preceding its arrival, Erhaze Films Production latest release Kukesi has finally hit our cinema screens and has already surpassed box office expectations.
The premiere of Kukesi which had massive attendance than expected was highly praised by those who trooped in to watch.The premiere which was scheduled to be shown twice turned up to be thrice because of the number of people who came in.
Let’s discuss a little what went into the movie in terms of sound and visual editing of the movie.
The sound for Kukesi throughout the entire movie was on point.A couple of recurring audio favourites for me in the sound design were the sounds that were made whenever the character Kukesi chants.Any use or presence of lightening and sound effects in the movie had this same nicely flavoured texture that really pushed through the mix, and I found my ears drawn to it every time.Howerer i struggled a bit with some abrasiveness in the high-end whenever the river goddess appears. However, I feel that was likely to be the responsibility of the cinema’s volume and audio setup, as opposed to the film mix.Credits to the person behind the soundtrack,it’s very authentic.
Movie Editing I have had the opportunity to watch a lot of African movies and i always have problems with the video editing effects.I watched Kukesi very carefully just to analyse the editing that brought out the final work.Who ever did the editing of the visual effects of the movie Kukesi has won my heart unlike some movies where an effect is made and you ask yourself “what did they intend doing”? Every visual effect that went into the editing was perfect.
Customers,choice of casts and location were all perfect for the movie Kukesi.
Conclusion Overall, Kukesi is definitely in my top few favourite African movies, because of its authenticity both in the audio and the story.For some time now we keep saying Ghanaian movie is dying but I think from what I witnessed with this movie we have a bright future in the industry when lot of work is being put in the making of such movies that will portray our African culture and heritage.