Babalas (2013)

An events co-ordination company executive goes in search of the nostalgic Boet and Swaer from the old Castrol ads to lure them to a big gala event at Emperor's Palace.


F.C. Hamman, Peter Scott


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Roberts Ian Roberts ... Boet
Norman Anstey Norman Anstey ... Swaer
Jack Parow Jack Parow ... Neef
Tammy-Anne Fortuin Tammy-Anne Fortuin ... Mia Moolman
Hannes Muller Hannes Muller ... Dr. Koegelenberg / Plank Koegelenberg / Mayor Jaap Koegelenberg / Klasie Koegelenberg
Wynand van Vollenstee Wynand van Vollenstee ... Theodore
Neels van Jaarsveld Neels van Jaarsveld ... Neels van Jaarsveld
Michael De Pinna Michael De Pinna ... Michael De Pinna
Armon Barnard Armon Barnard ... Bernie
Dawie Roodt Dawie Roodt ... Dawie Roodt
Hugh Masebenza Hugh Masebenza ... Pillay
David James David James ... Clinic Doctor
Samela Tyelbooi Samela Tyelbooi ... Thandi
Riana Scholtz Riana Scholtz ... Tannie Bettie
Taryn Nightingale Taryn Nightingale ... kykNET Floor Manager


Mia Moolman (Tammy-Anne Fortuin) works for a Sandton events co-ordination company. The company has been commissioned by the department of Trade and Industry to do an event celebrating the most successful ad campaigns in the history of the SA advertising industry. This gala event will happen at Emperor's Palace to celebrate the success of major brands in our history. The CEO of the company, Theodore (Wynand van Vollenstee), has asked his employees to pitch ideas for the show and whoever comes up with the best idea will be awarded a promotion and a special bonus. Mia comes up with the idea to make the three guys from the old Castrol commercials, Boet, Swaer en Mogae part of the show. Her boss eventually agrees to this but she must go and find them in the Kalahari and bring them to Emperor's Palace in time for the big gala event. She finds them but encounters huge problems. Will she get to the big show in time? Written by Jarrod de Jong

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A quirky South African Comedy






South Africa


Afrikaans | English

Release Date:

2 August 2013 (South Africa) See more »

Filming Locations:

Emperor's Palace, South Africa See more »


Box Office


ZAR 4,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs



Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 widescreen
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Composed by Norman Anstey
Performed by Norman Anstey and AfroCapella
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