Actor Tag: Keeping Up with the Kandasamys Madhushan Singh


Actor Tag: Keeping Up with the Kandasamys Madhushan Singh

Happy Friday
Dance yo!

I’m super jazzed, honored and excited about today’s post!!!

This month I’d been hearing alot of buzz from my friends and family regarding a locally produced movie Keeping Up with the Kandasamys.
I have to admit I was a tad resistant at first as I haven’t enjoyed an Indian production in a long time, nevertheless after the movie hit 4 Million at the box office in the first two weeks, I just had to go see it.
And coming from ME that’s saying something, ask anyone. I was blown away from start to finish. By the acting, the comedy, the quality, the presence and ofcourse the storyline.

So the actor I’m privileged to feature today plays Prishen Naidoo in the movie and does an amazing job of bringing the character to life. There’s this scene in the car & in the rain, that really gets to you and he slays it in spades!

  • An Actor, Voice over artist and Fitness junkie from Durban, KwaZulu-Natal 
  • He was also Radio Jock for 13 years at a community station and 2 years of radio drama for SABC.
  • Acting Credits: 

1. White Gold (feature film)
2. Rights of passage (art house)
3. Keeping up with the                                               Kandasamys

Actor Tag
1. When did you start acting?

  • I was 11 years old doing local theatre.

2. What is your favorite aspect of acting?

  • Preparing for a role and bring the character to life.

3. What is your least favorite aspect of acting?

  • Nothing, I love improving on my craft.

4. What is one acting flaw that you have that you would change?

  • I’d like to be abit more patient on set.

5. Which actor/actress do you have a crush on?

  • Cara delevingne!! She’s just so stunning.

6. What is your favorite acting memory so far?

  • I shot in india and got to tour the villages of the South. I interacted with the locals and had the opportunity to work with some fantastic actors who became family.

7. Which actor/actress do you look up to or is a role model to you?

  • Robin Williams, his versatility to change himself to fit any role was inspiring. Johnny Depp aswell for his effortless transformations and the Manor in which he handled his fame.

8. Why do you Love to Act?

  • I get to say things that other people can only think off and I’d like to think that in the audience people can relate to what my character goes through and know things are going to be okay.

9. Which movie represents the best love story?

  • The Great Gatsby 

10. Which movie was the Best representation of a book?

  • “2 states” by Chetan Bhagat

12. If you had to choose a main character from a TV series/movie to come save you, who would you choose?

  • I’d choose Paul Walkers character from the Fast and Furious franchise. 

13. Who’s your favorite director?

  • Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen and Jayan Moodley

14. What’s your favorite mythical creature / monster from a movie / TV series?

  • Pegasus from Hercules

15. Can you do any accents? 

  • I can do loads….but they probably should be done when nobody is around haha.

Keeping up with the Kandasamys

First question, how did you keep a straight face on screen when all the comedy was happening?

  • It was so difficult not to Crack when the scenes were rolling. The dialogue was hilarious and the delivery was perfect. I used to pinch my leg control myself.

How did you find out about the movie and what was the process like to get the role of Prishen Naidoo?

  • It was advertised on social media platforms that this audition was happening and I contacted the production and booked my slot. Prishen was a clean cut gentlemen attached with a phrase “Mr shy guy” so I had to be very sweet and shy, always clean shaven and neat hair. I also spent time with medical students to understand the little nuances that make them unique, I was playing a younger Guy so my energy levels had to be slightly higher and more engaging and just madly in love with the girl next door.

Your co-star Mishqah Parthiephal plays your love interest, Jodi Kandasamy. What was it like filming all those iconic romance scenes?

  • It’s never easy to create romantic love scenes on camera, there’s 40 people around you and a camera in your face, so being cast opposite Mishqah was just fantastic. I’ve worked with her in 3 films already over a period of 7 years so our synergy was brilliant and we share a deep love for film so it was really nice to create these cinematic iconic moments of young love. She’s amazingly talented and a dear friend.

As with anyone in the creative industry, rejections plays a big part in our lives. How do you deal with it?

  • Rejection is the most common part of being in this industry, it’s not for the faint hearted so you have to be tough, accept it and either better your talents or better your craft. You cannot sit back and lament over things. You have to keep moving.

16. What has been your biggest achievement so far?

  • I think I’m the only young Indian actor in South African with 2 feature films under the belt.

17. Music uplifts our mood, What is your go-to song when you need a pick me up?

  • 2 pac – Hit em up….Haha no I’m just kidding, it’s Chai ya Chai ya from Dilse.

18. When you do win an Oscar one day, who’s the one person you would take with you?

  • My mother, she’s a huge Meryl Streep fan.

19. What is your favorite inspirational quote?

  • “The best moments I’ve lived are the ones I forgot to take pictures off”

20. If there was just one nugget of wisdom you could share, what would that be?

  • Be respectful, be humble and give everyone as much love as you can, the world needs more love.

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Hollywood or Bollywood
Dancing or Singing: 
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Romance or Comedy
Books or Movies
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[NEWS JUST IN] Keeping Up With The Kandasamys would like to thank the media and public for their continuous support over the past 4 weeks. We are about to enter our 5th week and we have reached over R10,000,000 at local #BoxOfficewith an attendance of nearly 190 000 people. Thank you! Here’s to telling our OWN stories!#StillInCinemas

With R16.1Million💰 ‘ Keeping Up With The Kandasamys ‘ has broken Leon Schuster ‘s Box Office record of consecutive SA highest grossing films!

Felicidades EPICA!!!🙌🙌🎆🎇🥂🎉
#KeepingUpwiththeKandasamys #BreakTheBox 

Keeping up with the Kandasamys is a rib-tickling family comedy about two matriarchs of neighbouring families whose young adult children become romantically involved, and despite their best efforts to keep them apart, they are forced to acknowledge that in the end “love will always prevail.” Just how far will one go to serve one’s own selfish needs? And will they learn that in the end, it really is just happiness that matters? It’s a case of “love they neighbour…but don’t get caught.”

I; Enricoh Alfonzo; undoubtedly, vehemently, and whole-heartedly recommend this movie to everyone. 

© Enricoh Alfonzo ~ Alfonzo Words
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37 Responses

  1. Awesome interview!! Interviews like this get you wanting to see the movie again even if you have seen it already. Well done 😀

  2. Jay Colby says:

    Great interview I love all the questions you asked. This movie sounds intriguing and a great movie to watch!

  3. Fantasic interview! I need to go look this movie up!

  4. Joss Radillo says:

    so great that you are doing what you love, do too think Cara is just so STUNNING she is the best ever create product for marketing

  5. What a great interview. I also love Robin Williams. It's such a shame that he's gone.

  6. This was a great interview! I loved that he chose books over movies and the sweet way to spoke about his costar.

  7. Glenda Kruse says:

    You asked some really great interview questions. Meryl Streep is one of my favorite actresses.

  8. That was an awesome interview. He seems like a really great and down to earth guy. The movie looks really good as well!

  9. Great interview. Love this quote: "I love improving on my craft."

  10. Very impressed. Wow that's a lot of paige views. Congrats! Nice interview, I would pick Paul Walker too to come save me.

  11. I really enjoy a good interview!! Sounds like a good film too, he seems like a nice guy.

  12. I'll have to look this one up. I love a good off the big movie circuit movie.

  13. Great interview. Now I'm intrigued about this movie!

  14. It's always so interesting to read interviews with actors, it really lets you get a feel of the person they really are. Madhushan truly does seem like a wonderfully nice and down to earth guy.

  15. Ruth Earley says:

    Such a great title for the film. You just expect it's gonna be funny

  16. Great interview! I can't even imagine starting at the age of 11!

  17. This looks like an exciting movie! I like Cara Delevingne too because of her style and personality.

  18. Rosey says:

    I enjoyed your post. It was a great chance to learn a lot about you and your career.

  19. Nina says:

    That photo of Meryl Streep is perfect! The Great Gatsby for sure is an interesting love story. The remake of the movie was very interesting.

  20. lovely interview and good questions:)

  21. Thi Ngo says:

    Great questions for an interview! Super engaging

  22. Emma Oxley says:

    This looks like a fun film to watch – the actor has great answers to all your questions – amazing that he's been acting since age 11

  23. ana de jesus says:

    It has been a while since I have seen a good Indian movie as well so I am pleased that you enjoyed the movie. I will have to give it a watch x

  24. I love getting to know the actors of really good movies and not just generic answers, but really getting to know them. This is a great interview and this movie looks fantastic!

  25. Alison Rost says:

    What a fun interview .. great questions! My husband is a huge movie fan .. so I'll definitely pass your post along to him

  26. Ana Ojha says:

    What an amazing interview! You've asked some interested questions. He sounds like an amazing guy!

  27. Great interview, he sounds like such an interesting and passionate guy x

  28. Elizabeth O. says:

    I've never heard of him before but he sounds like a passionate actor. I hope he reaches far more than what he has achieved now.

  29. He's really dedicated to his craft, that is what makes great actors. With his passion, I am sure he'll be more and more successful.

  30. Such a fun interview! I've never heard of him before, but now I might have to check him out!

  31. Natasha Amar says:

    Love his piece of advice- the world definitely needs more love at a time like this.

  32. Congratulations for this kick-ass interview! You did great 🙂

  33. Leo T. Ly says:

    Wow, seems like a fun interview. I wish I can do a similar interview for my personal finance blog. Gotta work a bit harder to get some one famous lol.

  34. Warmest congrats on this interview Enricoh! Cheers to the film's success as well. Agreed, great quotes. I will take the best moment of life idea WITHOUT photos under advisement. 😉 Maybe just an intro pic…

  35. Congrats on your page views and for the great interview. I love interviews where I can learn so much about the person.

  36. Via Bella says:

    This is really cool and a great interview!

  37. this seems to be a great film. great set of questions. congrats and great job.will check his art soon.

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