Barely two weeks after she released her critically acclaimed movie, Mr and Mrs to the Ghanaian market for home entertainment, has Chinwe Egwuagu revealed that she has reasons to be happy as the movie has generated wide acceptance and sales in Ghana.
The movie which enjoyed favorable media appraisals while in the cinemas went on sale in Ghana last week and according to reports, the movie made commendable sales in the Gold Coast the same week it was released on DVD, owing to the acceptance of the flick by Ghanaians.
The movie which brought fast rising acts; Joseph Benjamin and Nse Ikpe Etim together under one roof, talks about daily occurrences and upheavals encountered in most relationships and marriages and how such situations can be remedied.
Revealing the reason behind her decision to release the movie on DVD, Chinwe, a graduate of Mass Communication from IMT Enugu said, “the success of Mr and Mrs at the cinemas was commendable and I have been getting requests from people asking that they will like to see the movie again, and I actually think the time is right for a DVD release’’. The movie was released in Nigeria on Monday, August 20 and reports available indicate that it witnessed huge patronage.
The movie tells the story of Susan Abbah (Nse Ikpe-Etim), a lawyer who is holed up in a marriage that has been engulfed with issues from differences in the social strata. Her husband, Kenneth Abbah (Joseph Benjamin), a rich son of a Senator is bent on not letting the world know of his wife’s background and decides to keep her in the kitchen where he believes she belongs.
On the other hand, is another couple Linda and Charles played by the duo of Thelma Ojiji and Paul Apel who seemingly have a perfect marriage until Linda begins to take her husband for granted because she takes care of all the bills in the home.
Mr and Mrs was produced by Chinwe Egwuagu and directed by Ikechuwku Onyeka and shot on the Canon 5D by DOP Tom Robson.