Bollywood actress, Lillete Dubey - best known for her roles in captivating movies like Best Marigold Hotel, The Second-Best Marigold Hotel, Kal Ho Naa Ho and Monsoon Wedding - will arrive in South Africa today to attend the official Durban premiere of the much anticipated ‘dramedy’, 3 DAYS TO GO.
The film officially opens at cinemas nationwide on 25 January 2019.
Dubey has featured in over 100 Bollywood films alongside stars like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Jaya Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and Om Puri. She now portrays the role of the matriarch, Lakshmi Isaac, who loses her husband of 45 years unexpectedly.
“I think 3 DAYS TO GO is a film that will appeal to a very wide demographic and people of all generations. Moreover, this movie is a wonderful mix of humour, drama, emotions, all closely packed over a span of three days. It is a tight script, with lots happening and enough variety to keep an audience completely engaged,”
This film, which is the directorial debut of award-winning producer, Bianca Isaac, serves a slice of life with a storyline applicable to any culture and race, with funny moments and deeply touching ones.
Lakshmi (Lillete Dubey) and Gabriel Isaac (Rueben Naidoo) have been happily married for almost 45 years. While out cake tasting, in preparations for their 45thanniversary part; Gabriel has a heart attack and dies, forcing all the children to come home earlier than planned. Three of their four children haven’t been home in 5 years. The only child they see is Janet Isaac (Leeanda Reddy), their 2nd born who lives with them. After losing her husband in a tragic accident, she moved back home and has been the only child taking care of her parents together with her teenage daughter Kiara (Kiara Govender); who has decided that now would be the perfect time to start acting out. Janet finally found love again with Oliver (Jonathan Boynton-Lee) but somehow is struggling to move forward; and now she must juggle her unpredictable siblings coming home for the funeral with an assortment of partners, children and issues in tow.
Melissa Isaac (Jailoshini Naidoo), the 1st born, married someone who she thought was the man of her dreams (Pranesh Maharaj) until it became miserable. Her only daughter, Candice (Zakeeya Patel) grew up in this madness becoming a young single mother of 2 children and is now looking for love in all the wrong places. Riki Isaac (Rahul Brijnath) is the 3rd child and only son, and like most sons – he is the apple of his mother’s eye. His financial success lead to excessive drinking, a divorce, gambling and debt. His ongoing hustling makes him cross paths with a colourful gangster, Babes (Tumi Morake).
Their last-born, Amy (Kajal Bagwandeen) ran off at a young age and married a man 10 years older than her. Faced with losing everything in the divorce and potentially having to move back home, Amy has concocted a plan to have a baby to secure her future.
Together this crazy family has 3 days to go to survive each other – under one roof, before they spread their father’s ashes and part ways again. As the siblings re-examine their shared history and their tattered relationships, they learn how to handle life when everything seems to go wrong.
It is about family, the choices we make and finding redemption. You may recognize someone you know in the story… or you may even recognize yourself.