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Jayan Moodley ‘s absolutely delightful comedy Keeping Up With The Kandasamys opens a window into the lifestyle and subculture of modern-day Indian South Africans; their aspirations, dreams, challenges and the things that make them laugh and love. Set in Chatsworth, it stars Jailoshni Naidoo and Maeshni Naicker as the matriarchal rivals of neighbouring families, whose young adult children become romantically involved despite their best efforts to keep them apart, with hilarious results, they are forced to acknowledge that in the end “love will always prevail.” The bonus features include a feature on ‘The Making of a Chatsworth Dream”.
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 own perceived inadequacies by constantly cooking up a storm in her kitchen. Her life would be just fine, except that her neighbour Jennifer Kandasamy (Jailoshni Naidoo), always seems to have the upper hand. When Jennifer realizes her daughter Jodi (Mishqah Parthiephal) is in love with Shanti’s son Prinesh (Madhushan Singh), she is determined to break them up.
But in order to do that she will have to enlist her rival’s help. Together the two women scheme and plot, recruit prospective partners and generally interfere with their kids wherever they can. Sound familiar? Just how far will one go to serve one’s own selfish needs? And will they learn that in the end, it really is just happiness that matters.
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If you are looking for a film with tons of attitude, T2 Trainspotting offers load of it! Twenty-one years after the release of his breakthrough hit, director Danny Boyle returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud, and Begbie.
First there was an opportunity……then there was a betrayal. Twenty years have gone by. Much has changed but just as much remains the same. Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) returns to the only place he can ever call home. They are waiting for him: Spud (Ewen Bremner), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), and Begbie (Robert Carlyle). Other old friends are waiting too: sorrow, loss, joy, vengeance, hatred, friendship, love, longing, fear, regret, diamorphine, self-destruction and mortal danger, they are all lined up to welcome him, ready to join the dance. Watch the trailer
There is an age restriction of 18DL
The superb bonus features include a Conversation With Danny Boyle and the Cast, deleted scenes and an interesting audio commentary by Boyle and John Hodge.
In The fantasy horror The Monster divorced mother and her headstrong daughter must make an emergency late-night road trip to see the girl’s father. As they drive through deserted country roads on a stormy night, they suddenly have a startling collision that leaves them shaken but not seriously hurt. Their car, however, is dead, and as they try in vain to get help, they come to realize they are not alone — a terrifying evil is lurking in the woods, intent on never letting them leave. Watch the trailer
The Monster has an age restriction of 13 DHLV
In the action packed Collide Casey Stein (Nicholas Hoult) agrees to hijack a shipment of cocaine for his old boss (Ben Kingsley) in return for money to pay for his girlfriend Juliette’s (Felicity Jones) transplant.
Unfortunately, those drugs belong to Hagen Kahl (Anthony Hopkins), Germany’s most powerful kingpin. Kahl seeks revenge by kidnapping Juliette and sending his goons after Stein. Casey must now race against time in a desperate attempt to save the woman he loves. It has an age restriction of 16V. Watch the trailer
Keanu Reeves returns for more action in John Wick: Chapter 2 when retired super-assassin John Wick’s plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D’Antonio shows up on his doorstep with a gold marker, compelling him to repay past favors.
After unleashing mayhem on the criminals who killed his dog, retired super assassin John Wick retrieves his beloved 1969 Mustang from the Russian mobsters who stole it, only to be pursued in a spectacular high-speed car chase through crowded New York City streets. Returning home, John’s plans to resume a quiet civilian life are cut short when Italian gangster Santino D’Antonio (Riccardo Scamarcio) shows up on his doorstep with a gold “marker” compelling him to repay past favors.
Flying to Rome, John checks in at Il Continentale headquarters, arms himself to the teeth and penetrates heavy Camorra security to surprise Gianna in her bedroom. Leaving dozens of dead thugs in his wake, John flees Rome with trained Camorra killers Cassian (Common) and Ares (Ruby Rose) in hot pursuit. Back in New York, John discovers that Santino has burned his home to the ground. Seeking help from the mysterious Bowery King (Laurence Fishburne) and his shadow army, John employs Brazilian jiujitsu, Glocks and even pencils as he wreaks vengeance against those who’ve wronged him. Amid the carnage, John finds the strength he needs to defy the assassin’s code — but can he preserve his own humanity?
For director Chad Stahelski, John Wick: Chapter 2 represented an opportunity to delve deeper into Wick’s universe visually as well as geographically. He recruited Guillermo del Toro collaborator Dan Laustsen (Crimson Peak) to serve as director of photography. “We went with a widescreen look and used anamorphic lenses because we wanted to push the limits of how much we could fill the frames. The production design and cinematography really bring John Wick’s world forward.”