The love dilemma of choosing the ultimate life partner solely lies in one’s mind although the end choice is — in the contemporary world — influenced by many factors apart from love itself.
A local film titled Deep Thought aims at unravelling this and other issues through a story detailing the pains of a lover dumped upon his failure to match the standard of his now transformed village girlfriend who has just become a professional actor as a result of the former’s sacrifice.
Dzingai, the main character, is left nursing the wounds of a broken heart when his longtime lover swifts away with urban men.
The film, which was written by Melgin Tafirenyika, who also plays the main character Dzingai, features Tendai Maduwa as his best friend Jafter and Ashley Manyeku as the girlfriend Matinyanya, among other established actors.
In an interview with The Standard Style recently, Maduwa who plays a complacent friend who tries by all means to woo his close friend’s lover to no avail, said the film is a vivid explanation of modern relationships which hardly have a strong love foundation.
“It [the story] is very practical and that’s what most partners do nowadays, but love is not all about resources but rather mutual understanding,” he said.
The reverred poet-cum-actor who has featured in several movies in and out of the country lauded the producers of Deep Thought, which is set for release in May, while urging other local producers to work on socially relevant issues without compromising quality.
Tafirenyika shared similar sentiments, while advising fellow producers to always strive for quality, even when working with low budgets, as his has done.
“Some producers lack creativity and have poor knowledge of how to make movies in addition to being very stingy to hire professional cameras,” he said.
“The movie, Deep Thought was inspired by creativity and although it is a low-budget movie, it is of high quality standards,” he said.
The pledge of a quality production by the award-winning producer who recently moved back to Zimbabwe after a decade’s stay in South Africa might not be far-fetched when one looks at his previous achievements.
His first film, I Will Marry Myself, made waves on Mzansi Magic, and he banks on Deep Thought striking a similar successful feat.