Bala Bala Sese
|Bala Bala Sese|
|Directed by||Lukyamuzi Bashir|
|Produced by||Lukyamuzi Bashir
|Screenplay by||Usama Mukwaya|
|Music by||Nessim Mukuza|
Bala Bala Sese is Ugandan film directed by Lukyamuzi Bashir based upon a screenplay by Usama Mukwaya starring Michael Kasaija, Natasha Sinayobye, Raymond Rushabiro, Ismael Ssesanga, Fiona Birungi, Ashraf Ssemwogerere and Ddungu Jabal. It's the director's, writer's and producer's debut feature film. The film was released on 3 July 2015 at theatre Labonita. Bala Bala Sese is rather the very first Ugandan project to receive a professional marketing touch and one of the top local productions of that year and the following year. It is nominated in the 12th Africa Movie Academy Awards for Best Film in an African Language. It held its African premiere at the Luxor African Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt and competed in the long Narrative category among 13 other african films. It was the opening film at the 10 Amakula International Film Festival automatically qualified for the Golden Impala Award in the best African film which was won by De Noir.
A boyfriend's battle for love through perseverance. In the outskirts of Sese Island, John (Michael Kasaija) is madly in love with Maggie and both are willing to take their love forward. Facing abuses and harassment by malicious Maggie’s father Kasirivu (Raymond Rushabiro), John, helped by his young brother Alex (Ssesanga Ismael) is determined to take in all but to retain the love of his life especially when he finds out that he has a contender village tycoon (Jabal Dungu) who is also lining up for Maggie (Natasha Sinayobye).
Music and soundtrack
The soundtrack album for Bala Bala Sese was composed by Nessim with the official theme song Wuuyo recorded by A Pass and Nessim again of Badi Musik. The song became the singer's most successful single todate. The official video of the song premiered on 20 March 2015 at Club Guvnor and features clips from the movie.
- 2016: Long Narrative, Luxor African Film Festival
- 2016: Golden Impala Award, Amakula International Film Festival
- 2016: Best Film in an African Language,12th Africa Movie Academy Awards
- 2016: Helsinki African Film Festival Jury Award for Human Rights and Social Commentary.
The motion picture has also been named as one of the best films of 2015 and 2016 by various ongoing critics.
- 4th – Anicee Gohar, Scoop Empire
- 4th – Elizabeth Mcsheffrey, British Airways, Highlife
- 1st – Douglas Sebamala, Monitor Uganda
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