I did not understand how a pained woman protects her scars from the public until I watched Nalwawo. Nantale Sentamu’s facial expression in one of the opening scenes clearly relates with one of my neighbour’s in Nansana. She heartily speaks but with eyes full of anguish and pain.
Nalwawo is a story of how a wounded woman can pull through betrayal and how a villain becomes a victim of circumstances.
Produced by Savannah Moon Production, the story stars Nantale Sentamu aka Nanta (Nana Kagga), a beautiful middle aged woman bound in a childless marriage with Counsel Kwezi Sentamu (Raymond Rushabiro), a man she has lived with for the past ten years.
Even after trying to be the best wife, Kwezi still disrespects Nanta. The thought that she is to blame for their childless marriage leads him to different women. Fortunately for him, Kesa (Lexi Kanyike), Nanta’s younger sister, gets pregnant for him.
In her husband’s absence, Nanta goes to spend time with her mother only to find her Kwezi who was supposed to be on a business trip, happily getting introduced by Kesa at their home.
Broken and drained, Nanta starts anew, falls in love with Dan Kasule, (Nicholas Nsubuga) a tech-genius and also gets pregnant. Kwezi finds out that he cannot have children, his estranged younger brother is a rival and that his life has only been a gamble.
It is admirable how the story takes twists and also how new characters get introduced. The action lines are well placed and engaging.
Kudos to the costume designer who gives way for the Ankara design to shine.
There is, however, a scene where the background music is so loud that it is difficult to listen and understand the dialogue.