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Buzz Review of Fractured: A Short Film by Ndani TV

Buzz Review of Fractured: A Short Film by Ndani TV

This is a short movie about a couple and their struggle with infertility. It is also a well-executed and thought-provoking piece of art. Eku Edewo, Kabiri Fubara, and Toyin Alausa played this one out with heart. I was awestruck after learning that this story was written in a very “very” short period of time – 4 days, and yet it managed to garner over 290,000 views on YouTube. It all started with a conversation and now, tables are shaking. So, here is my Buzz Review of Fractured: A Short Film by Ndani TV.

Firstly, this story addresses the perspective that most Nollywood movies fail to capture. It completely debunks the usual narrative that we often hear about the wife being the “unfortunate” one with the fertility issues in marriage, and angry in-laws constantly breathing down her neck for children like she is a baby factory….yada! yada! yada!…you know the rest.

Unlike the usual narrative my Buzz Review of Fractured: A Short Film by Ndani TV is indeed proof that Nollywood can break free of its ancient stereotypes. This is actually a good one – it is a story of love, disappointment, family and heart.

Here, the roles are reversed and the man is infertile due to a medical condition. At first, our guy is confident that he cannot be the one with a medical issue as the Indaboski that he is, but alas! The doctors confirm otherwise. Science passes the final verdict and his world gets turned upside down.

Another juice comes from his mother who naturally thinks that his wife is the culprit, and I live for her reaction when she finds out the truth.

Fractured tells the tale of an egotistic Nigerian male with fertility problems. What happens when gender stereotypes are reversed? This film dares to defy the things that society has come to accept as a false truth.

With excellent acting and great storytelling, all captured in 30 minutes to address a “hush-hush” topic, Fractured leaves no stones unturned.

Mr. and Mrs. Cole ask a couple of questions at the end of the movie Fractured: A Short Film by Ndani TV and I’m curious to hear your responses and thoughts in the comment section below.

Buzzers Consensus:

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

Audience Consensus (Vote here):

Official Synopsis of Fractured

Fractured” is a brand new Ndani TV short film about a young couple who seem to have it all, until they are faced with the biggest challenge they have ever been up against.

The film explores the many challenges young couples face in the earliest stages of their union.

Starring Eku Edewor, Karibi Fubara, and Toyin Alausa, “Fractured” is an Ndani TV production.

Official Trailer of Fractured by Ndani TV

Full Film: Fractured by Ndani TV

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Fractured: An Ndani TV Short Film
Description
Fractured” is a brand new Ndani TV short film about a young couple who seem to have it all, until they are faced with the biggest challenge they have ever been up against. The film explores the many challenges young couples face in the earliest stages of their union. Starring Eku Edewor, Karibi Fubara, and Toyin Alausa, “Fractured” is an Ndani TV production.
Upload Date
December 25, 2019
Review overview
Seyi Abolaji - 65 %
Enioluwa Awopejo - 70 %
Oluwaseun Oshin - 80 %
Buzz Meter It exchanges the expected narrative for a more realistic truth.
71.67 %

18 thoughts on “Buzz Review of Fractured: A Short Film by Ndani TV


  1. Seyi I think I agree with your comments around the film’s deviation from the typical norm, but I also felt like it was a little extra with taking its audience on an emotional roller coaster. Maybe it’s just me…but I dont need to see a man crying on the floor before I understand the depth of his pain. Lol. Yeah…I’m a bad belle 🙄…but it was a good watch. 😂…and frankly I think they should just end that relationship, the guy’s ego is too big.


  2. Great twist and it addresses a very important issue . Men can be infertile too.
    Not everyday lay hands on Womens womb we need to start sprinkling anointing oil on those penises too . Amen?


  3. This short film is definitely one of the productions from Nollywood that stands out. From the story line to the acting to the suspense filled ending, they completely nailed it.
    The uncle’s ego might cost him the marriage but the real question is ‘will Wifey stay in the marriage with this realization’?
    Great review!
    PS: I totally disagree with y’all ratings. this is nothing short of 4.5/5 star



  4. I don’t understand why Nigerian parents are always thinking it’s the wife that has an issue of fertility when there is no child yet in the marriage.

    Unfortunately, even the wife’s mum will think it’s her daughter that has issues.

    And somehow our old parents have ended up raising us to do the manly ego stuff when issues like this happen in marriage. Husband will tell wife to go check-up on her fertility.

    Infertility could be from any one.
    And this a nice one from Ndani



  5. So the FIRST time I saw this movie, I went to recheck the production; it is exceptional. It defies and corrects the way of thoughts of Nigerians; issues with fertility is not only from the woman, the man can be. The whole point of everything is that fertility shouldn’t be an issue in marriage, seek help……. So the movie is a 4.8/5 for me.


  6. It is quite interesting to watch the tides of societal expectation turn in this short piece. The societal narrative about the woman being the victim in a childless marriage has to change. I particularly loved the questions the wife asked at the end. I found it quite interesting when the husband demanded an immediate answer and the wife replied by saying she was \’ processing\’ her thoughts. For me, that was quite intriguing cos if it was the man, hell would have been let loose.
    African mothers are the only ones to change this narrative the approach used in raising the male child. The male child is raised with the mindset that he cannot be vulnerable as this is perceived as being weak rather than human.
    The most interesting part for me was when the husband was brought off his high horse by the results given by the doctors.
    Kudos to the producers of \’Fractured\’.


  7. I think it\’s a good movie that tries to break free from the common Nigerian narrative. Acting was good, though I think the guy went a bit overboard with his tears of pain. I\’ll rank the movie a 4/5.


  8. It’s nice to see that Nollywood is shedding more light on some of the issues that affects society. How refreshing to see a movie where the woman is not the one with the infertility issue-it’s definitely not gender biased. Kudos to Ndani!

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