By Chidi Tochukwu
The Ghanaian movie industry has improved a lot from the infusion of Nigerian acts and its collaboration with Nollywood. That is not to say that on its own; Ghana cannot boast top acts. But it’s generally accepted that its merger with the Nigerian movie culture has quickened the pace of its growth.
Mad Dog (2011) is a typical example of such a blend. It combines the artistry of the Ghanaian actors with the inventive imagination of a Nigerian production team; as it was produced by Chimezie Emelionwu and directed by the clever Kensteve Anuka.
The story is about a young man named Barry (played by Frank Artus, pictured on your left). Barry is not just good looking; but is rich. It appears that everything is going smoothly in his life. But beneath the façade, he harbours a sweltering secret. The secret seems to be the reason why he isn’t close to home.
It eventually pushes him to experiment with drugs, alcohol and women while his people at home try to bring Barry back. His family have no clues about his whereabouts so they hire Rloxy (played by Martha Ankoma).
Rloxy is a female detective hired by Barry’s uncle to track him down and make sure he’s alright, watch his back and hopefully bring him home. Her detective instincts become defective when love knocks on her heart. She falls for Barry and the movie notches up to another gear of sheer entertainment.
Intrigue, suspense, romance… are adjectives that easily fit into the plot and delivery of this movie.
Cruise ratings: 6/10