Homegrown comedy rakes in R16m
HOMEGROWN comedy Keeping Up With the Kandasamys continues to break the bank, having raked in a whopping R16-million at the box office.
The movie gives viewers a glimpse into an age-old feud between two neighbouring families – the Kandasamys and the Naidoos.
After years of constant fighting, the two matriarchs join forces to split up their children, who have fallen in love.
The Kandasamys opened at cinemas across the country on March 3 to much acclaim.
Director Jayan Moodley confirmed that the show had raked in just over R16‚3-million after 12 weeks on circuit.
“It’s truly an incredible feeling. The support from viewers has been nothing short of amazing‚” she said.
“As filmmakers we expose ourselves as there is always a little part of us in our stories.
“This kind of encouragement spurs us on to tell more stories. Most local films are only screened for between three and four weeks‚ so for The Kandasamys to make it to 12 weeks is a big thing.”
The filmmaker said the success of the movie was a big step for the local industry as a whole.
“I think we’re finally starting to build an industry in our beautiful country, telling different stories from diverse cultures,” Moodley said. – Karishma Thakurdin