Nyara: Liam Neeson’s Taken meets Bongowood

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: March 04, 2021  

If you’ve watched Liam Neeson’s Taken, you’ll get Dejavu from Tanzanian thriller Nyara (abduct in Kiswahili). 

In Taken, An ex-Secret Service agent’s teenage daughter is abducted by human traffickers while on a trip to Paris. With almost no information on her whereabouts, he travels to Paris to find and save her.

In Nyara, successful businessman Adam’s 7 year old daughter Rehema is kidnapped by ex-military officer turned serial killer in Dar es Salaam. Adam enlists the services of his sister-in-law Faith to track his daughter. She is the badass head of the police Special Forces undercover unit. 

And just like in Taken, there’s a lot of shouting in cell phones at unseen faces, threats and wild action. 

Nyara is the Bongowood action thriller we asked for. From the trailer, you can tell the quality of cinematography is pretty good.

See if the script is better (hopefully) than Taken.

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About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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