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Local comedy makes big bucks at the box office

2017-03-07 09:05
 

Cape Town – Local family comedy, Keeping up with the Kandasamys, has raked in R1.6m at the box office on opening weekend (3 March 2017), with an attendance of nearly 30 000 people. 

The film opened at number 3 on the Top 10 after Logan: The Wolverine and Fifty Shades Darker.

Keeping up with the Kandasamys was produced by the award-winning duo, Helena Spring and the late Junaid Ahmed (who died in November 2016). 

“Seeing the feel-good impact of Keeping up with the Kandasamys on audiences, as it celebrates family values with humour and laughter, has been a wonderful experience and I’m both thrilled and thankful for the tremendous support cinema goers are giving the film. Even though the film celebrates Indian culture and identity, the characters remain relatable across all racial and cultural lines, connecting with the audiences own familial experiences,” says Spring.   

This rib-tickling, two-sided family comedy affair, was directed by Durban filmmaker Jayan Moodley (White Gold) and co-written by Moodley and Rory Booth.

“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 recognize our quirks and foibles and the funny side of the weird, wonderful and strangely competitive world we live in,” adds Moodley.

Watch the trailer here:

The film can be seen in cinemas nationwide. 

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