Veteran actor, Saheed Balogun, on Tuesday said that regardless of the language used in producing a film, a widely acceptable film only needs coherent sequencing and understanding dialoguing.
Balogun said that once a film was well sequenced, viewers would understand and ardently follow the film.
The actor, reacting to whether film production needs a universal language, said that language is not a barrier in motion picture industry.
He explained that even if a film was produced with a universal language without sequencing, it would fail.
According to him, English is a language, so also Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa and other tongues are languages, but can be understood in a film, if well sequenced.
“In modern filming, a particular language used in a film are sub-titled for better understanding, but even with the subtitles, a non-coherent and well sequenced film will not sell.
“Unnecessary conversation and lack of sequencing are inimical to good film production,’’ he said.
He noted in the past, Indian films were not subtitled but that viewers can understand the story because it was professionally sequential and serialised so well understood.
“So, speak it the way you know how to speak it and it will send the message you have.
“If it’s picture, it can explain what you can understand, any picture you cannot understand, most times is not explaining anything,” he said.
According to Balogun, language is not a barrier in motion picture industry, stressing that the messages the producers has for the society is the key.
“It has to be well interpreted. I believe in one thing, let us be creative in what we do, it will sell us to the world.
“We are giant of Africa, let the whole world know what we do by doing it well,” he said.
On Nigerians image and credibility to the outside world, Balogun said that not all Nigerians were fraudsters as being portrayed abroad.
“Nigerians are creative people and should be identified as good and creative. It is my ambition and mission to ensure that Nigerians are portrayed in good light to the outside world,” he said.
Balogun, 59, from Kwara, was born in Enugu State and graduated from Kwara State Polytechnic.
He began his acting career in 1978 when he presented a programme titled: ``Youth Today” on NTA, Lagos.
Balogun produced his first movie titled ``City Girl,” in 1989 and had featured and produced many movies.