Film Review: My Brother’s Keeper

Nomelezi V. Ntshimba as Tshepo and Miranda Mokhele as Dimakatso in Lehlohonolo ‘Shaft’ Moropane's My Brother's Keeper (2014)

Nomelezi V. Ntshimba as Tshepo and Miranda Mokhele Ntshangase as Dimakatso in Lehlohonolo ‘Shaft’ Moropane’s My Brother’s Keeper (2014)

{If} you are going to make a film about a narrative whose juice has been exhaustively squeezed to the point of dry bone snap you will be a miracle worker to find anything new to say. Lehlohonolo ‘Shaft’ Moropane’s My Brother’s Keeper (2014) is one such a film. It’s a love tragedy. Is there anything that anyone can do with this theme? This is an attempt. I invite you to be the judge

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Masasa Mbangeni

 

In the ‘Soapie Universe’ jiti ke gore we are yet to come across a female character who does not have to be devious to get our attention. So le wete le, Masasa Mbangeni (Thembeka Shezi on Scandal!), does a good job of making sure she does not live up to her name; she won the outstanding lead actress award at the Royal Soapie Awards. 5dEF’Points out of 5.

30 March

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Andile Sithole

 

Some characters, though intended to be flat, defy that role and seep towards the un-dismissible troupe. Die bra, Andile Sithole (Ndumiso on Scandal!) wins best supporting actor at the Royal Soapie Awards this past Saturday. 5dEF’Points out of 5.

 

30 March

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