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Lilaphalapha to hit the screens next month

Lerato Matheka

MASERU — Lilaphalapha 2, the much anticipated local movie, will hit the screens on November 25 at Pioneer Mall’s Ster-kinekor Cinema.
The sitcom will be launched and premiered on the day.
Speaking to XpressPeople, the production manager, Sefahane Taole, said they have added at least six more people on the cast.
“The second part of Lilaphalapha is much entertaining and funnier with at least 15 people making up the cast.”
In the movie, lead actor Lilaphalapha moves to Maseru in search of a better life but finds it very difficult to adjust.
“The movie surely will provide viewers with a lot of entertainment,” Taole said.
Taole said they will also be launching a sequel to their romantic drama, Love Chapter, titled Another Chapter on November 25.
“We will also be screening all productions that have been produced under Lilaphalapha productions including the first part of the above films,” he said.
But the highlight production of the day will be Lilaphalapha.
“We are expecting to see a lot of people queuing at Ster-Kinekor for part two of Lilaphalapha because part one really made some waves.
“It was pirated and ended up being given out for free thereby making it popular and easily accessible,” Taole said.
He said that unlike part one of Lilaphalapha, the sequel was challenging to compile and produce.
“It’s a very interesting and funny script and the added cast found it difficult to be comical but eventually they managed,” he added.
“The new cast are talented locals who have had serious roles in different local films.”
Taole said the film took six months to produce.
“It is a low budget production but we worked to the best of our capabilities to produce a good quality film,” he said.
The new movie will be released on DVD and made available on the market straight after the launch.
Taole said they have invited a series of South African television and film individuals as well as local practitioners to grace the ceremony.
“We invited film and television practitioners from both Lesotho and South Africa with an idea of creating a networking platform for future working relations,” he said.
Local artistes such as Stlofa, Mthibo, Lesoetsa and Majalihlooho are expected to entertain guests during the launch of Lilaphalapha 2.
“There is a whole lot of work to be done within the film industry so the launch will bring all the elements of art that help make a film look polished. These include those in music, those behind the scenes as well as actors and actresses,” Taole said.

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