by Muthoni Kimani
February 25, 2021
Tanzanian action-packed movie “Nyara” is set to premiere nationwide in Kenyan cinemas, starting 26th February 2021.
The film distributed by Crimson Multimedia Ltd will be available to watch in in Nairobi at Prestige Cinema; Westgate Cinema, Anga Cinema (Diamond Plaza); Mega Cinema (Kisumu), Motion Cinema (Greenspan Mall) In Mombasa the film will be available at Nyali Cinemax. "Nyara" is also set to screen in Uganda’s NuMax Cinema.
“Nyara” is the first feature film from the Tanzanian renowned production conglomerate Wanene Entertainment; East Africa’s first 360 degree content creation company.
It's a must-see on the big screen, being Tanzania’s first locally produced action film to be mixed in 5.1 (surround sound specifically mixed for cinema release). Nyara’s original soundtrack and cameo appearances include bongo stars: DJ Sinyorita, Chid Benz, Weusi and Chin Bees.
The film’s storyline follows the kidnapping of a 7 year old girl called Rehema; the daughter of a rich and successful businessman, Adam. An ex-military serial killer escapes prison without a trace and becomes the leader of a gang of notorious kidnappers in Dar es Salaam.
Short on time, Adam approaches his sister-in-law Faith for help; she is the Head of Police Special Forces undercover unit. She recruits her well trusted, strong team of martial arts fighters,The Dragon Boys.
Ram Kasongo,director of Nyara says; “Nyara marks the beginning of a new era of possibilities for Bongo movies here in Tanzania. We are excited for Kenyans to experience our first commercial action film that is 100% a Tanzanian production, shot on location in Dar es Salaam."
It took three years to complete the filming of “Nyara”. The director hopes that the cinema screenings in Kenya will encourage cross-collaborations between Kenya and Tanzania, as well as open doors for East African filmmakers to crossover into international platforms and cinemas to further build both film and music industries.