by Damilola Jagun
Dazzling Mirage, the much anticipated movie by renowned cinematographer Tunde Kelani, is set to hit the cinemas on Friday, 20 February, 2015.
The emotional movie is a love story which revolves around a sickler who against all odds embarks on a journey for survival, overcoming social stigma and prejudice. The movie helps to raise awareness about the sickle cell condition and to help people make better and informed decisions.
“Dazzling Mirage is an inspiring story which I recommend for people, not just to watch but to take home its rich laden message” said Lala, who played the leading role in the movie. “It is an answer to a call and this movie is a must watch for everyone” she added.
The suspense filled and intriguing movie profiles notable figures from Nollywood actors like Kemi ‘lala’ Akindoju, Kunle Afolayan, Seun Akindele, Taiwo Ajayi – Lycett, Bimbo Manuel, Carol King, Yomi Fash Lanso, amongst others.
“Dazzling mirage is not just a movie, there is no such thing like a level playing ground in life, the choice is out there to make if we want to make our society a sickle cell free from the pains we put ourselves and others through” said Tunde Kelani, the producer of the film.
Shot in Lagos, the movie is an adaptation of a novel of the same name authored by Olayinka Abimbola Egbokhare, and adapted to screen by Ade Solanke. This film about love, perseverance and fate unfolds through a sickler’s experience in life struggle. It was first premiered at the Muson Centre Lagos, and has enjoyed a nationwide tour spreading its message of hope and survival to people.