More of the funny Kandasamys

A behind-scenes moment from the making of Kandsamys – The Wedding, opening countrywide on April 18.

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BY BILLY SUTER  

THE sequel to Keeping up with the Kandasamys, South Africa’s No 1 movie at the box office in 2017, will be in 41 cinemas throughout the country from Thursday, April 18.

The film is opening a day earlier than usual scheduled releases due to unprecedented demand from the movie’s fans, and in time for the Easter holiday weekend.

If you are keen to meet some of the cast, note that cast members will meet fans at the following Durban malls over the long weekend:

Saturday, April 20: Musgrave Centre, 11.30am to 1.30pm

Saturday, April 20: Cornubia Mall, 3pm to 5pm

Saturday, April 20: Ballito Junction, 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Monday, April 22: The Pavilion Shopping Centre, Noon to 2pm

Cast members of Kandasamys: The Wedding at the film’s April 10 Durban premiere.

The family comedy, a proudly Durban production, is produced by Durban-based African Lotus Productions, and stars Jailoshini Naidoo, Maeshni Naicker, Koobeshen Naidoo,  Yugan Naidoo, Mishqah Parthiephal, Madhushan Singh and Mariam Bassa.

Scripted by Durban’s Rory Booth and the film’s director and co-producer Jayan Moodley, Kandasamys: The Wedding tells of the forthcoming wedding of Jodi and Prishen (Mishqah Parthiephal and Madhushan Singh), and the mothers Jennifer Kandasamy (Jailoshini Naidoo) and Shanthi Naidoo (Maeshni Naicker) trying to push their own agendas for the “big day”.

Their subtle (and not so subtle) antics create a rollicking comedy, with husbands adding a foil to a potential pre-wedding meltdown.

Mariam Bassa as Aya, Jennifer’s whacky mother-in-law, adds to the merriment, with crazy one-liners and quirks, and fans of Arsevan (Rushil Juglall), will be pleased to know the getsto do more in the sequel.

Keeping up with the Kandasamys earned R16.3 million at the local box-office and enjoyed a 12-week run in cinemas in 2017.

“We cannot thank our audiences enough for their incredible support. Keeping Up With The Kandasamys drew thousands of patrons to cinemas nationally, and while it was a story out of Chatsworth, it’s universal appeal was enjoyed by the greater South African audience which was wonderful to see,” says a spokesman for the film-makers.

“I really think Kandasamys: The Wedding will again speak to people. We have a phenomenal cast who bring this story to life. The pictures are beautiful, the story is entertaining, full of vibrancy and fun, it will make you laugh and it will make you cry. There’s something in it for everyone.”

The principal funders for the movie are the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), M-Net and the Kwazulu-Natal Film Commission.


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