Thanks to a refreshing handful of talented South African Indians who have had the chutzpah to dabble in the film industry, a local film which has invoked mass appeal has once again made its mark at the box office.
First launched at the Durban International Film Festival 2010, Attack of the Indian Werewolf played to a sold-out reception and I soon realised why. Having watched the film premier and attend the question and answer session with the gifted writer and director, Masood Boomgaard, it became clear that the film’s success was rooted in the light hearted spirit in which it was made. I admire Boomgaard’s fearless enthusiasm to take on the challenge of bringing his hilarious ideas to life. Currently showing at Suncoast Cinema due to the encouraging response, the film still cracked me up the second time around as it played on the nuances, quirks and slang unique to Durban Indians.