Ciru Muriuki: Disconnect the movie was not connecting.

Journalist Ciru muriuki has termed the latest Kenyan Movie on Netflix, Disconnect the wedding planner as a classic case of wasting good actors with writing that makes no sense.

The BBC anchor and reporter revealed that she struggled her way to the end of the film, directed by Tosh Gitonga, produced by Iman Mueke and Written by Brian Ghettuba. This is the sequel with the first movie released in 2018, but written by Silas Miami.

Ciru explained the inconsistencies in a thread on Twitter, expressing her disappointment in the quality of the script.

“First off, all the character development that happened in the first film was essentially abandoned in the second, for instance TK (played by Catherine Kamau) in the first film was no-nonsense, straight shooting, no bulls***” she writes. “I watched to the end because the talent of the actors kept me there, that’s it, if you give freaking viola Davis a bad script, even she wouldn’t be able to save it”.

Disconnect sequel dropped Nick Mutuma who played Josh but maintained Brenda Wairimu (Celine), Pascal Tokodi (who actually won the best supporting actor for his role in the first Disconnect film at the Africa Viewers’ Choice Awards AMVCAs), Catherine Kamau (TK), Patricia Kihoro (Judy), Brian Ogola (Richard) and Pierra Makena (Robin). The film added a cast from Nigeria.

Watch the Conversation she had with Anto Neosoul on #NationFMDrive.


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