The much-anticipated Kandasamys: The Wedding, directed by Jayan Moodley opened in 41 cinemas around South Africa. “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. As a filmmaker you want your film to have that reach and for your audience to identify with it. I really think that 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” says Moodley.
The sequel to the highly successful Keeping up with the Kandasamys, which was South Africa’s number one movie at the box office in 2017. Keeping up with the Kandasamys took local audiences by storm becoming SA’s number 1 film in 2017 earning a massive R16.3 million at the Box Office with a 12-week run in cinemas.
Scripted by the dynamic writing duo Rory Booth and director / co-producer Jayan Moodley, this highly entertaining and hilarious film is South Africa’s very own “big fat Indian Wedding”, packed with colour, character and comedy.
The rib-tickling 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.
Centred around the forthcoming wedding of Jodi and Prishen (Mishqah Parthiephal and Madhushan Singh), the mothers Jennifer Kandasamy (Jailoshini Naidoo) and Shanthi Naidoo (Maeshni Naicker) try to push their own agendas for the big day. Their subtle (and not so subtle), yet always hilarious antics, recognisable by anyone who has ever had a wedding, creates a delicious, rollicking comedy, with husbands adding a foil to an approaching potential pre-wedding melt-down.
The principal funders for the movie are the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Mnet and the Kwazulu-Natal Film Commission.