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Keeping Up with the Kandasamys (2017)

Matriarchal rivals of neighboring families, whose young adult children become romantically involved - try despite their best efforts - to keep them apart with hilarious results.


Jayan Moodley




Credited cast:
Alisha Authbehari Alisha Authbehari ... Devani
Mariam Bassa Mariam Bassa ... Aya
Rory Booth Rory Booth ... Asheel
Rajesh Gopie Rajesh Gopie ... Preggie Naidoo
Mishka Gounden Mishka Gounden ... Meryl
Neil Govender Neil Govender ... Marlin
Samantha Govender Samantha Govender ... Vassie
Rushil Juglall Rushil Juglall ... Arsevan
Vashir Kemraj Vashir Kemraj ... Desan Kandasamy
Melanie Kisten Melanie Kisten ... Mala
Maeshni Naicker Maeshni Naicker ... Shanti Naidoo
Jailoshini Naidoo Jailoshini Naidoo ... Jennifer Kandasamy
Koobeshan Naidoo Koobeshan Naidoo ... Elvis Kandasamy
O'Neil Nair O'Neil Nair ... Dylan
Mishqah Parthiephal ... Jodi Kandasamy


Shanti Naidoo is a typical Type- A personality. Always on the move, going out of her way to please people, and overcompensating for her perceived inadequacies by continually cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Her life would be just fine, except that her neighbor Jennifer Kandasamy always seems to hold the upper hand. Somehow Jennifer appears to outdo whatever Shanti does and life appears to be a constant battle of trying to keep up with the Kandasamys. When Jennifer realizes her daughter Jodi is in love with Shanti's son Prishen, she is determined to break them up. But in order to do that she will have to enlist her rival's help. At first Shanti refuses point blank, but they both soon realize that they have no choice. The last thing they need is to be related to one another. Together the two women scheme and plot, recruit prospective partners and generally interfere in the lives of their kids wherever they can. What is the big secret that is the cause of the underlying tension between... Written by Helena Spring

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Feelse very natural, sometimes artificially funny
18 October 2020 | by bvivekrajSee all my reviews

Performance of all the acting crew is good, typical indian filmsy script without any hype. Keeping everything natural over very tightly packed emotional funny script.

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