Tanzania’s action film ‘Nyara’ to premiere in Kenyan cinemas tomorrow

Nyara is action-packed and full of cameo appearances.

Tanzanian action-packed movie ‘Nyara’ (Swahili for The Kidnapping) is set to premiere nationwide in Kenyan cinemas, starting 26th February 2021.

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. they are responsible for kidnapping Rehema under gunpoint.

Ahead of the film release in Kenya, director of Nyara, Ram Kasongo, 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. All the stunts were done by the actors themselves and no stunt doubles were involved in the making of the film, and all the costume design, sets and VFX were done by a local team here in Tanzania.”

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 cross-over into international platforms and cinemas to further build both film and music industries.

The fact that ‘Nyara’ is premiering nationwide in Kenya, opens doors to the wider global audience and this will additionally help promote Tanzanian talent in the arts. “Hopefully, this will have a knock-on effect that can see us further develop local talent and produce better and more authentic content that represents the diaspora at large.” Says Ram.

Where you can watch Nyara:

In Nairobi: Prestige Cinema; Westgate Cinema, Anga Cinema (Diamond Plaza).

In Kisumu: Mega Cinema, Motion Cinema (Greenspan Mall).

In Mombasa: Nyali Cinemax


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