It’s very rare that a young hard working individual like me goes out for a movie on a Friday evening. The preference is to hang out with the boys over a beer or two, or stay indoors for popcorn and PlayStation. This past Friday I attended the screening of a locally made film “Blitz Patrollie” directed by Andrew Wessels and produced by Isaac Mogajane at the refurbished Ster-Kinekor cinema, Sterland in Pretoria. The film stars comedians David Kau, Joey Rasdien, Chris Forrest, David Kibuuka and Kagiso Lediga some of South Africa’s shining funny men.
The hilarious “Blitz Patrollie” revolves around police officers Ace Dikolobe (David Tau) and partner Rummeck ‘Rummy’ Augustine (Joey Rasdien) who struggles to control his ill-mannered mother-in-law. In a poor neighbourhood, Ace and Rummy come across a massive drug scenario together with their clumsy and shooting crazy colleagues, Braam Moerdyk (Chris Forrest) and Jack Makweru (David Kibuuka).
When the drugs get stolen under their noses, the prime suspects in the missing drug tale are none other than the cool and over ambitious Naidoo brothers. Following attempts to recapture the drugs and arresting the Naidoo siblings, Ace and Rummy are suspected by provincial police commissioner who threatens to close the underachieving station down. With the reputation on the lines and threats of losing their jobs, the two officers go on a mission to sort the mess out.
Asking lead actor David Kau before the movie to describe “Blitz Patrollie” he replied by saying “F**cking funny “to no surprise he shared the same view as fellow cast members Chris Forrest and Joey Rasdien.
What one can expect from the comedy star-studded film is laughter and enjoyment from the opening scene to the very last minute of the movie.