Durban – Gangster Tale Mayfair, the fourth film by award-winning director Sara BlecherAyanda, Additional Appendix Anna, Otelo BurningAfter a few sold screenings in London, it was opened for criticism this weekend.
Mayfair The story of Zaid Randera (Ronak Patani), his humble son, who returned to Mayfair in Johannesburg; Here the overloaded father Saint (Rajesh Gopie) – a developing import-exporter and occasional money laundering and credit sharks – face death threats. Zaid was unfairly dismissed from his post as an aid worker, and on his return, he lived in the shadow and dangerous treaties of his father. When a killer rival gang threatens the family's work, Zaid is forced to take back the life he hopes to leave behind.
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The critics said their praise.
Channel24's Rozanne Els wrote: ın The elements of this story are highly challenging, and Sara Blecher finally brings each one closer together to achieve a firm and attractive result. De ”Described as. Ü The British actor who played Zaid praised Patani.; With his original commitment, [he takes] the character's perception of himself as his father as a non-hateful, caring, well-intentioned man and his resignation for his inevitable fate. "
South African site, Indian Spice, "Blecher offers you a tense, finely tuned thriller that guarantees you keep in tenterhooks."
Screen Anarchy praised the film, noting that the crime drama was part of the "current wave of high-end South African films". Mayfair He looks at the Muslim-Indian community of Johannesburg through a şiddet clash of ties and a violent engagement Johannesburg.
BBC News visited the moving suburb of Mayfair for the documentary. In a video interview with Blecher, he said that the film is part of Johannesburg, which is seldom seen on screen, and sheds light on a community that is often tied together by mainstream popular culture.