Deep End

Swapping your chaniya choli for board shorts isn’t easy when you’re a Guju girl.

Deep End
This local Holly/Bolly-style crossover is about a young woman who aspires to more than is expected of her. She has to dig deep within herself to find the strength and courage to overcome proscribed roles and life paths to find her own destiny in her traditionally-minded community and family.

90 minutes.
No persons under 13 (Language, Violence, Prejudice, Drug abuse).
Drama, Romance, Sports, South African.
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Carishma Basday, Greg Kriek, Priya Lutchman, Mahendra Raghunath, Suraya Santos
Eubulus Timothy
ScreenplayEubulus Timothy
MusicChris Letcher
CinematographyEbrahim Hajee
EditingKyle Stroebel
Made in2018
Produced byArcLight Distributors

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama, romance
LanguageIt is fairly frequent and of mild impact, in some instances used in a derogatory or demeaning manner which inappropriate and morally harmful to younger viewers.
ViolenceIt is infrequent and of mild impact involving physical fist fights which is not glamorised and shooting with no visible injuries or blood-letting.
PrejudiceIt is thematic and is infrequent and of low impact consisting of verbal prejudice and portrayal of racial attitudes which is inappropriate for younger viewers.
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsThere are complex and mature themes of mild to moderate impact consisting of parent and child relationships, culture and tradition, racial integration, sport (surfing) jealousy and conflict and family relations with a sense of threat and menace. The said themes can be confusing, distressing, upsetting and morally harmful to younger viewers.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Jamal-Dean Grootboom quote iconPlummeting new depths.
Die Burger
Mariana Malan quote iconSA-fliek belig plaaslike Indiër-gemeenskap.
Gabi Zietsman quote iconI always encourage people to go out and support local cinema, but there’s a limit. Deep End somehow managed to have taken a million steps back not only in substance, but also in quality

Average .. 15%



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