Local releases at the South African box office this April


April brings a double dose of local romance – and plenty of laughs – as two new proudly South African releases come to Ster-Kinekor cinemas. Love Lives Here sees Thando Thabethe looking for the right kind of love, while the Kandasamys and the Naidoos return to the big screen for another dose of hostility and hilarity in Kandasamys – The Wedding.

Love Lives Here

Zinhle Malinga (Thando Thabethe) is a hardworking modern woman with strong traditional values who knows what she deserves, and believes she knows what kind of man she needs to be happy. She is not willing to play games and waste time – she wants to take the next step in her life and get married. But her mission to find love is frustrated by the gap between the old and the new, as modern relationships present a whole new series of challenges. A romantic comedy also starring Lungile Rady, Zola Nombona, Motlatsi Mafatshe, Andile Gumbi and Nkanyiso Bhengu, Love lives here releases 5 April 2019.

Watch the trailer here

Kandasamys – The Wedding

The Kandasamys and the Naidoos are neighbours on the verge of becoming one big, happy family. It’s been a few years since Jennifer Kandasamy and Shanthi Naidoo rekindled their once tainted friendship and the two could not be happier that their children Jodi and Prishen are to be wed. It’s one week before the wedding and the mothers unravel in a rollercoaster of hysteria, laughter and tears as the young couple’s relationship is put to the ultimate test in the build-up to their wedding day! Kandasamys – The Wedding releases on 18 April 2019.

Watch the trailer here.

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