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Tuesday, February 14, 2017


(Jailoshini Naidoo & Maeshni Naicker)

Be one of the first to watch the hilarious new comedy, Keeping Up With The Kandasamys, at one of the exclusive screenings taking place at selected Ster-Kinekor cinemas around the country on February 26, 2017. Bookings open on February 22 and tickets are limited.

Set in Chatsworth, the film opens a window into the lifestyle and subculture of modern-day Indian South Africans; their aspirations, dreams and challenges. The film stars Jailoshini Naidoo (Eastern Mosaic, Lotus FM) and Maeshni Naicker (Broken Promises) as the matriarchal rivals of neighbouring families, whose young adult children become romantically involved, and despite their best efforts to keep them apart, they are forced to acknowledge that love will always prevail.

When Jennifer (Naidoo) realises her beautiful tomboy daughter, Jodi (Mishqah Parthiephal), is in love with Shanti’s (Naicker) son Prishen (Madhushan Singh), she is determined to break them up. But in order to do that she will have to enlist her rival’s help.

This all new rib-tickling, two-sided family comedy affair was directed and co-written by Durban filmmaker, Jayan Moodley (White Gold), produced by the award-winning duo Helena Spring and the late Junaid Ahmed and co-written by Rory Booth.

This lighthearted and entertaining story is supported by an array of colourful characters that celebrate the rich and spicy way of life in Durban including South African theatre actor/playwright/director, Rajesh Gopie; comedian Koobeshen Naidoo; Neil Govender and Mariam Bassa who plays Jennifer’s elderly, no-nonsense, ever-critical mother-in-law.

This film has something for everyone. The universal story of neighbourhood rivalry, our desperate need for acceptance and the climb for perceived societal success, is something which touches everyone the world over. At the end of the day, we can all recognise our quirks and weaknesses and the funny side of the weird, wonderful and strangely competitive world we live,” comments Moodley.

The film was produced in association with M-Net, the DTI, NFVF and the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission and is distributed by Ster-Kinekor Entertainment. Keeping Up With The Kandasamys will be officially released in cinemas nationwide on March 3, 2017.

Tickets for the 12h00 and 14h00 preview shows on February 26 can be purchased via the Ster-Kinekor website or at the Gateway and Musgrave in Durban).