Share this text:
Fans have been elated when Netflix introduced the sequel to “Happiness is a Four-Letter Word” in March.
When the movie was launched in 2016, it was declared a box-office hit. Written by Busisiwe Ntintili and primarily based on Nozizwe Cynthia Jele’s novel of the identical identify, followers fell in love with the journey of the ladies protagonists.
Zaza (Khanyi Mbau) served life objectives as a trophy spouse. Nandi (Mmabatho Montsho), who’s a lawyer and perfectionist, was juggling work whereas planning her upcoming wedding ceremony. Princess (Renate Stuurman), the proprietor of a stylish artwork gallery, most popular to date as and when she wished.
Of course, regardless of how seemingly good their lives appeared to be, it was something however – particularly when coping with problems with loneliness, infidelity and meddlesome relations.
So what can followers count on from “Happiness Ever After”?
Well, Mbau and Stuurman are again, with Thabang Moleya taking the director’s seat as soon as once more.
This time round, Ayanda Halimana is tasked with telling a re-imagined story, which encompasses the themes of sisterhood and friendship, whereas staying true to the center of the primary film.
In an earlier interview with Phil Mphela, the 2 actresses teased the upcoming launch.
Stuurman stated: “We wished to take audiences someplace new, to elevate them and never to simply be the place you left them. The stress, to transfer them 5 years on, is on all of us – the actors, the producers, the administrators, the crew, everybody. We’re all making an attempt our greatest to take our viewers someplace new this time round.”
That the sequel was going to be proven on the main international streaming service put a smile on their faces, because it expands the film’s attain exponentially.
Mbau described their pleasure as a “Master KG second”.
She added: “The sequel lives independently from the guide, however clearly with a few of the previous characters returning to convey extra drama and extra sizzle within the sequel.”
Richard Lukunku reprises his position as Leo, too.
Happiness Ever After additionally consists of new – however well-known faces – as Nambitha Ben-Mazwi, Yonda Thomas, Daniel Effiong, Xolile Tshabalala, Nandi Nyembe, and Loyiso MacDonald, be part of the forged.
Creator Bongiwe Selane commented: “I’m super-excited about ‘Happiness Ever After’, and having the ability to proceed the uber-relatable story of sisterhood, friendship and love.
“Sequels are all the time troublesome as a result of the stress is that a lot greater, however in addition they provide one thing completely different and thrilling – and the chance to land the film on a worldwide service like Netflix is its personal reward.
“It is my honest hope that the film resonates with audiences, they usually fall again in love with their favourites and the brand new faces too.”
Aside from the identifiable points, viewers will even benefit from the humour that’s been added to offset the drama.