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Lilaphalapha rises up with more fun

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Mohalenyane Phakela

MASERU — If you thought Lilaphalapha 1 and 2 were the best ever locally produced comedy movies, then wait till you watch Part 3, which is Lilaphalapha Teropong (in town). In part one and two, Lilaphalapha (Bofihla Neko) was troubled by his two notorious sons Shorts (Thuso Dlamini) and Mokitimi (Shoaepane Sehahle) where he lived in the rural areas of Lesotho.

He then decided to leave them behind in search of his sister in Maseru. “Lilaphalapha Teropong has dual settings; development of the rural set-up and enhancing the urban lifestyle,” Neko told XpressPeople on Tuesday. Part Three begins when Lilaphalapha lands at Maseru’s bus-stop and is impressed by everything he sees — ladies in mini-skirts, a fleet of vehicles and so many people each minding his own business.

He manages to find his sister but struggles to adapt to the life in the fast lane. Meanwhile, back at home, Shorts accidentally bumps into something he should not have seen… the pastor in a taboo act. He finds this as an opportunity of earning a quick buck, and then he starts blackmailing the reverend for money. “We have increased the number of people on cast in order to give the movie a different angle and expand the film industry by adding more celebrities,” Neko said.

“We conducted auditions in Leribe, Berea, Maseru, Mafeteng and Mohale’s Hoek so as to extract raw talent. Lilaphalapha Teropong is set to be officially released on November 26 this year so be sure not to miss it.”
From here, Lilaphalapha Productions will be shooting a television series The Love Chapter which is intended to air on the national broadcasting channel early next year.

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