People across the country have fallen in love with local comedy Keeping Up With The Kandasamys (read my review here). The film has doing incredibly well at the local box office and I can officially confirm that the film has now made over R10 million!

Naturally, Helena Springs, the film’s producer, is ecstatic at the response the movie has received around the country. “Keeping up with the Kandasamys would like to thank the media and public for their continuous support over the past 4 weeks. We are about to enter our 5th week and we have reached over R10 000 000 at box office with an attendance of nearly 190 000 people,” she says adding that “Cinema-goers have laughed, cried and claimed the story as their own and we deeply appreciate their support.”

The film stars Jailoshini Naidoo and Maeshni Naicker 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 in the end love will always prevail. Shanti Naidoo, played by Maeshni Naicker, is a typical Type-A personality. Always on the move, going out of her way to please people, and overcompensating for her perceived inadequacies by continually cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Her life would be just fine, except that her neighbour, Jennifer Kandasamy, played by Jailoshini Naidoo, always seems to hold the upper hand. When Jennifer realises her beautiful tomboy daughter, Jodi, played by Mishqah Parthiephal, is in love with Shanti’s son Prinesh, played by Madhushan Singh, – a sensitive medical student, she is determined to break them up. But in order to do that she will have to enlist her rival’s help.

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