"When people think of the Kandasamys, its happiness, its love, its unity, its tears, its rejoice," Madhushan Singh tells me in our interview. Sitting alongside his on-screen love, Mishqah Parthiephal, he says: "And because it has such a special place in everyone's hearts, it's almost like you're compelled to watch it, you're compelled to enjoy it and be a part of this family."
"But the story itself is so honest and a true representation of our community. And that's what we carried from the first film, to this film," Mishqah says of Trippin' With the Kandasamys, which has been the number one film on Netflix SA since it started streaming globally on 4 June. "It's just such an honest story, and I think that's why South Africa, and the world, loves it."