Be one of the first to watch the new comedy, Keeping up with the Kandasamys, at one of the exclusive screenings taking place at selected Ster-Kinekor cinemas around the country on Sunday, February 26. 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.
Directed and co-written by Durban filmmaker, Jayan Moodley (White Gold), the film was produced by the award-winning duo of Helena Spring and the late Junaid Ahmed and co-written by Rory Booth.
“This film has something for everyone,” says Moodley. “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.”
The film was produced in association with M-Net, the DTI, NFVF and the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission and will be officially released in cinemas nationwide on March 3.
Tickets for the 12 noon and 2pm preview shows on February 26, can be purchased via the Ster-Kinekor website or at the following theatres: Arcades (Zambia), Brooklyn (Pretoria), Carnival City (East Rand), Cavendish (Cape Town), Forest Hill (Pretoria), Gateway (Durban), Mall of Africa (Midrand), Musgrave (Durban), Newtown (Johannesburg), The Zone @ Rosebank (Johannesburg), Sandton (Johannesburg).
View the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV6ZWNmRpqI