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Madluphuthu's new release to captivate fans

By Gugu Sibiya | Nov 18, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

DRAMA, humour, reality and sobering moments many people will relate to are on offer in Dr Phuthu and the Shangaan Tree to be released next week in time for the festive rush.

The movie, cooked up by Madluphuthu - whose real name is Oscar Mgudla - follows hot on the heels of his previously captivating DVDs such as Madluphuthu, My Shit Father and My Lotto Ticket.

In the new movie, the popular actor will do what he is known for, cracking people up with his brand of humour.

Dr Phuthu and the Shangaan Tree is about a man troubled by his manhood. He goes to the doctor to seek help. After treatment with a Shangaan tree, he experiences problems that pleases his jealous neighbour because he does not like him.

The wildly popular actor has already sold more than of 600000 DVDs with very little marketing.

A Sello "Chicco" Twala find, his prowess in comedy and acting has made him highly recognisable.

His fame borders on cult status, but Madluphuthu remains humble, approachable and perplexed about the whole excitement around him.

"Playing Madluphuthu has changed my life because it has shown that anybody can be somebody. It does not matter how ugly or pretty you are, what matters is how you portray your role and do it from the heart."

A kwaito artist Mgudla has collaborated with Mapaputsi, Brown Dash and Guffy. His 2001 kwaito album, Izinja Zakho, was produced by Guffy.

"It took long for me to get into the film scene but once I did, it caught fire. I did kwaito for more than 10 years but nothing really happened. I featured in Moruti wa Tsotsi as Magasa Fire, then Chicco came up with the Madluphuthu concept. We appreciate the love of our people. The love we receive from children is amazing."


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