I am hooked on the South African family comedy franchise, The Kandasamys. The films follow the drama within the two Indian families, Kandasamys and the Naidoos. They are neighbours who live in Chatsworth, a suburb of Durban. The latest one is Trippin’ with the Kandasamys (2021), a feel-good film which is available on Netflix and gets a Ripe rating.
The first of the two films, Keeping Up with the Kandasamys (2017) was about the falling in love of the children of the two families, and the next one Kandasamys: The Wedding (2019), as the name suggests, was about the wedding event of the young couple. The third one, Trippin, was about the parents and the midlife crisis that appears in the individual couple’s marriages. Sequels normally don’t work as well as the first, especially in comedy films, but this one was good and I enjoyed every moment of it.
Trippin starts with the ladies, Jennifer and Shanti planning a romantic getaway with their respective husbands Elvis Kandasamy and Preggie Naidoo. To their dismay, their children Prishen and Jodi join them, followed by Ayya (Grandmother), Prishen’s younger brother and an unexpected family member. This sets a chain of events that risks the marriage of both the Kandasamy’s and the Naidoo’s.
The three lead senior ladies in the film, Maeshni Naicker as Shanthi Naidoo, Jailoshini Naidoo as Jennifer Kandasamy and Mariam Bassa as Ayya were brilliant in their roles. Sit back, relax and enjoy this film.