Directed by Walter Taylaur, the Nigerian romantic drama is available for streaming on Netflix.
A Sunday Affair review
Last Updated: 05.08 PM, Feb 19, 2023
Dakore Akande, Oris Erhuero and Nse Ikpe-Etim starrer is a Nigerian romantic drama that talks about a love triangle between two best friends, who fell in love with a man named Sunday. What comes later, shakes the world of the three, however, they still stand strong with each other.
Toyin and Uche are two best friends, who have been together since childhood. During the wedding of her sister, Uche involves in one night stand with the groom's brother named Sunday, who is a married man. After a significant period of time, Toyin meets Sunday on a train, while the latter reminds her that they have met during his brother's wedding.
Soon after that, the movie showcases that co-incidentally Sunday, who is going to be divorced soon, gets into casual relationships with both the girls. Both of them unknown of this handsome man's intentions, fall in love with him, while he falls in love only with Uche. He decides to tell the truth to both of them while discovering that Toyin is suffering from a deadly disease. Uche, who learns everything about Sunday's affair with her best friend, gets highly upset but decides to not speak a word of it due to her friend's health issue.
Uche and Sunday decide that they both will take care of Toyin, who is also pregnant while suffering from a dangerous illness. The end is heartbreaking yet beautiful and it certainly gets little better marks when compared to this slow-paced movie.
The romantic drama movie is written by Darrel Bristow-Bovey, Mo Abudu and Nnegest Likké. As mentioned above, the ending of A Sunday Affair certainly makes the whole film better. However, it still doesn't compensate for the dragging tale that bores the audience a lot in the middle of the film.
It begins with a gorgeous white wedding showcasing a bunch of good-looking actors and also ends beautifully. Unfortunately, the middle portion of this Nigerian film needs a lot of work.
Meanwhile, the culture of Nigeria is completely different from India, especially when it comes to married relationships. So, it might be a little too much for the Indian audience. However, the three main leads, especially the two gorgeous and talented actresses make the film bearable.
The Walter Taylaur directorial is based on a great fictional storyline but the weak writing and bad execution stop it from topping the list of must-watch Valentine's Day films.