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THROWBACK- MOVIE REVIEW: DIAMOND RING (PART 2)

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OJ INTERNATIONAL
AND
OGD PICTURES PRODUCTION
A TADE OGIDAN FILM
MOVIE TITLE: DIAMOND RING
CAST
RICHARD MOFE DAMIJO- ACTED AS CHIKE
LIZ BENSON- ACTED AS FEMALE GHOST
ZAINAB BUKKY AJAYI- ACTED AS AUNTY
OLATEJU GBADE OYELAKIN- ACTED AS CHIDI
SHOLA SOBOWALE- ACTED AS IJEOMA
BIMBO AKINTOLA- ACTED AS BIMBO
LANRE BALOGUN- ACTED AS
FUNSHO ADEOLU- ACTED AS KENETH
COLLINS ONWOCHEI
ALBERT AKAEZE
LANRE BALOGUN
JUDE ORHORHA
MUSIC- TADE OGIDAN
STORY- TADE OGIDAN
SCREENPLAY- TADE OGIDAN, JOE DUNDUN, KEN OGHENEJAHOR
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER- ANDY AKIMITANG
PRODUCER- TADE OGIDAN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER- OJIOFOR EZEANYAECHE, TADE OGIDAN
DIRECTOR: TADE OGIDAN
RELEASE YEAR: 1998
BUDGET:
DURATION: 1HOUR 35 MINUTES (95MINUTES)
LOCATION:

SYNOPSIS
The movie ‘Diamond ring’ is about a certain wealthy man’s son- Chidi (OLATEJU OYELAKIN) who is down with an unknown sickness. His parents spend millions of naira and take him to various best local and international hospitals for cure but the sickness doesn’t go. His sickness puts his family in sorrow and the family’s business into an automatic halt. But Chidi’s case is beyond ordinary, he is haunted by a ghost for robbing her and she is ready to kill him. The ghost kills all Chidi’s friends leaving only him to suffer for a while, will Chidi survive or will he join his other young friends that they committed the act together in the great beyond? Find out in the plot.

PLOT
Seven days to the deadline, Dike (RICHARD MOFE DAMIJO) visits a drug joint. After so much harassment, he is given the contractor’s contact and he appreciates the giver in cash.

Six days to the deadline, Dike visits the Phantom construction company but doesn’t find the man as he now lives outside the country. He is given the man’s abroad address.

Dike’s niece- Kenneth (FUNSHO ADEOLU) doesn’t believe Dike’s ghost stories. He advices Dike to take Chidi to other hospitals but Dike replies that his mind is made up to travel to London. Kenneth tells Dike he will take Chidi to a specialist to be cured while he is away. Dike remembers his good time with his son- Chidi and again remembers the ghost giving them eight days.

Five days to the deadline, Dike is already in London in search of the contractor. His relative picks him up at the airport. They both try the contractor’s line but he is unreachable, his answering machine says he will be back in two days. Dike laments over this.

Three days to the deadline, Dike and his relative finally see the contractor and narrate their story to him but he laughs at their story. He tells them that the ring is with his ex-girlfriend. Reluctantly, he offers to help them. After much hassle, they finally get the ring.

Two days to the deadline Dike is ready to leave London for Nigeria. He rewards the white contractor with 15000 pounds, but he rejects it even after so much persuasion. Dike and his relative thank him and then leave his house.

36 hours to the deadline, Dike is back to Lagos, Nigeria. At the airport, the custom officers search his box and find the diamond ring. They accuse Dike of importing an expensive jewelry into the country without going through the right process. They tell him it is contraband and they will confiscate it. They take him to their boss’s office and Dike narrates his ordeal to her. In sympathy, the female boss orders her subordinates to return his ring. Meanwhile, the office cleaner is gone with the ring; they go after her, search and find the ring in her care. Dike gets the ring back and thanks them all.

Dike’s son- Chidi (OLATEJU OYELAKIN) is in a critical condition. Ijeoma (SHOLA SOBOWALE) narrates her experience to him in his absence. They call the spirit of the ghost (LIZ BENSON) to let her know they have her ring. The ghost demands that they retrieve her casket from the corpse lying in it in Ekiti and return her casket back to her. Chidi’s aunt (BUKKY AJAYI) explains to the ghost that Chidi and his late friends did not take the casket, but the ghost replies that she has killed them all. The ghost demands that after getting the casket, they must do her funeral invite her irresponsible children and then wear her the ring. She gives them 24 hours after which she disappears. The family is confused uncertain if they will be able to make her requirements in the next 24hours.

Dike and aunt travel to Ekiti to get the ghost’s casket, after much hassle, they finally get it. They chatter a peacock to take them back to Lagos. On their way to Lagos, the peacock gives them so many problems, so they chatter another one. Finally, they get to the Ikoyi cemetery where the ghost’s body is laying. With some voodoo used by Chidi’s aunt; they are able to make the ghost’s children take part in the second burial. Meanwhile, Dike rushes to the house to go get Chidi and Ijeoma to also be a part of the second burial, but finds out that he has been taken to a different hospital from the family’s own. After much hassle, Dike and their aunt get Chidi and then drive down to the cemetery. Meanwhile, Chidi is in a trance, he sees his dead friends calling him to join them and also sees his parents pleading with him to return back to them. Finally, they get to the cemetery and do the ghost’s second burial. She appears to them and scolds her adopted children for not caring to check on her or drop flowers after her death. She tells them that is the reason they are unaware of the robbery. She also scolds Chidi’s parents for not creating time but just money alone for their son. She salutes their aunt for her bravery and encourages all to always watch their children.

THE END

ABOUT TADE OGIDAN
Tade Ogidan is an household name. He is the director of this hit movie ‘Diamond ring’
He is a successful writer, producer and director[gallery

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