This evening my 15-year-old and I attend the private screening of Kings of Mulberry Street at Nu-metro in Hyde Park Corner. Avid fans of the fact that Indian movies are on the rise, we have really been looking forward to this movie.
Judy Naidoo’s latest movie is set in the early 80’s in a fictional town called Sugarhill District in Durban, where two young boys from very different backgrounds cross paths. Circumstances of bullying and crime bring the boys together as they join forces to bring the notorious Crime Lord that is tormenting their families to justice. What starts out as a mutually beneficial relationship soon develops in a wonderful friendship.
I must admit that I am extremely taken by the two kid stars who definitely stole the proverbial show. Their personalities, both on and off screen are larger than life. Aaqil Hoosen and Shaan Nathoo ooze both charm and charisma. I managed to have a quick chat with the boys who seem to be loving their new found place in the limelight.
South African funny guy, Chris Forrest also stars in Kings of Mulberry Street as a hustler who wheels and deals his way through the Sugarhill District.
The Kings of Mulberry Street is indeed a little film with big heart that is suitable for the entire family. This must watch local movie opens in cinemas nationwide on Friday 28 June 2019.