TAURAI “Gringaldino” Boora, the son of the late comedian Lazarus “Gringo” Boora, recently released a short film titled “Gringo back from South Africa’’.
Since its release, the new production has received positive reviews on various social media platforms.
Following the positive response, Boora was naturally on cloud nine.
“The response from viewers is pleasing, to say the least.
“This positive response shows that we are moving in the right direction,” Boora told The Sunday Mail Society.
According to Boora, the new film seeks to remind Zimbabweans in the diaspora that home is best, and that they must always remember their roots.
“Many people tend to forget where they came from once they settle in foreign countries.
“Through the film, I seek to remind our brothers and sisters in the diaspora that they must not forget where they came from,” Boora said.
Without investing back home, Boora said, many people living in the diaspora often return home to die as paupers.
“Zimbabweans living outside the country must develop and invest in the country of their birth. There are instances where some people living in the diaspora are coming back home sick and broke to the bone,” added Boora.
“Gringo back from South Africa” is receiving the thumbs up from both viewers and players in the film industry.
Freddy Kutenda, a fan who watched the film, was full of praise for the effort.
“I really liked the concept of the film. It relates to many people. In my case, I had a family member who went and worked outside the country and came back a pauper,” Kutenda said.
A local content creator who goes by the moniker Zim_ Finest_Lipz described Boora’s film as a masterpiece.
“This is a masterpiece. Keep up the good work Gringo Junior. You are keeping us smiling,” he said.
Despite the positive comments, Boora, who is currently working on future productions “Gringo Nyama Iripi?’’ and “Gringo Paruzevha Season Two’’, says a lot of things must be done to make the local film industry attractive.
“The local film industry is not supported financially.
“In my case, I am using my own funds to produce the films. Fortunately for me, I have an understanding cast that is standing by me during these trying times,” Boora said.
Credit: Sunday Mail