ENTERTAINMENT: Bhai’s Cafe is a South Africa-meets-Bollywood rom-com that is now currently on circuit at select South African cinemas.
Set in the beautiful city of Cape Town, Bhai’s Cafe has always brought a big-fat dash of Bollywood into the district of Wynberg. The cafe has remained a cornerstone of the community comes which comes under threat from a ruthless property developer played by the suave South African actor, Siv Ngesi.
As fate has it, Bhai’s daughter is swept off her feet by the property magnate’s son, setting up a battle of epic comic proportions as Bhai rallies the community to save the Cafe, the neighbourhood and stop the blossoming love affair.
Audiences can expect nothing less than a full on Bollywood affair as Patrick (Siv Ngesi) swoons his love interest. Rashmi played by South African actress and model, Suraya Rose Santos delivers a sterling performance. Mehboob Bawa (a 30-year veteran of film, television and radio) and Rehane Abrahams (currently in the Kyknet&Kie telenovela Arendsvlei) play Rashmi’s parents.
Bhai’s Cafe focuses on “family, urban gentrification and romance with a Bollywood touch” and was filmed entirely on location in Cape Town. The 99-minute film is packed with drama, romance and a good dose of humour.
Watch the trailer of Bhai’s Cafe
Audiences who have seen the film LOVED it!
It has been a unanimous response to the feelgood family-romcom from audiences across the various festival screenings in Durban, Knysna and at the Silwerskermfees in Cape Town Everyone left the movie with a huge smile on their face!
Produced and Directed by: Maynard Kraak
Produced by: Razia Rawoot
Written by Darron Meyer and Aaron Naidoo
Photography: FW Stark
Edited by: Cohen Lorenzo Davids
Songs composed by: Rajive Mohan Music
Arranger: Edward George King
Lyrics by: Jamal Mukaddam, Yusuf Bassa, Mehboob Bawa
Singers: Selim Kagee and Asmina Alekar
Choreography: Ahneesh Valodia
Dancers: Taare Dance Troupe
Recording Studio: Post City SA Sound
Designer: Johan Van Der Colff
Starring Mehboob Bawa, Siv Ngesi, Suraya Rose Santos, Thabo Bopape, Rehane Abrahams, Fahruq Valley Omar, Elodie Venece, Rameez Nordien, Carishma Basday, Khalil Kathrada, Stavros Cassapis