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Keeping Up With The Kandasamy’s

Genre: Comedy

Cast: Jailoshini Naidoo, Maeshni Naicker, Madhushan Singh, Mishqah Parthiephal, Mariam Bassa, Rajesh Gopie, Koobeshen Naidoo

Director: Jayan Moodley

Screenplay: Jayan Moodley, Rory Booth

Produced By: Helena Spring, Junaid Ahmed

Music: Chris Letcher


When I hear South African movies I’m always skeptical and not 100% keen on going to watch the movie. Today I was pleasantly surprised. This movie was hilarious and so enjoyable to watch.

There aren’t many movies that I watch that I can relate to, but this is one of them that I can. The community, the kinship and food (I still hate pro-vita in my lunchbox), all of these are just aspects of what all us South Africans are made of.

The acting was on par with any of the Hollywood comedy movies. For me the granny (Mariam Bassa) stole the show. As a South African Indian we all know at least one old lady like her (you know the type, always complaining to someone on the phone about their daughter-in-law and being overly dramatic.) She is hilarious and her comedic timing is the best.

The movie was funny from start to finish obviously with some drama in between. This is definitely a must see for anyone who wants a laugh. Your dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphin levels will be high and mighty after this!