WriterLeon Schuster, Gray Hofmeyr Release date27 November 2008 (2008-11-27) CastTongayi Chirisa (Hekule), Leeanda Reddy (Reshmi), Kaseran Pillay (Kunji Balanadin), Meren Reddy (Kerrit), Leon Schuster (Mr Bones) AwardsGolden Horn Award for Best Editor in a Feature Film Similar moviesAntonia's Line, The Inheritors, Sommersby, Seven Samurai, Brother of Sleep, Full Metal Village
Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past is a 2008 comedy film directed by Gray Hofmeyr, co-written by Gray Hofmeyr and Leon Schuster and starring Leon Schuster, Tongayi Chirisa, Leeanda Reddy, Kaseran Pillay, Meren Reddy. It is the second in the Mr Bones series.
Released by Videovision Entertainment, Mr. Bones 2 was a blockbuster, surpassing Mr Bones to become the most financially successful film released in South Africa.
Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past takes place in 1879, and the titular Character is the great great grandfather of the Mr. Bones from the first film. It is the story of Hekule, the King of Kuvukiland who is given a gemstone by the dying Kunji Balanadin. The stone is cursed and causes Hekule to become possessed by the spirit of the mischievous Kunji, which Bones describes as "wild rider". It is up to Mr. Bones to cure his King and get rid of this cursed stone by travelling 130 years into the future, in the city of Durban. They meet a woman named Reshmi who gave them important clues to the gem and returning the gem to its home in an Indian fishing village named Ataram.
Leon Schuster as Bones, a white sangoma who grew up in a traditional African tribe in the fictitious Kuvukiland after the plane he was flying in as a baby crashed outside the Royal kraal.
Tongayi Chirisa as Hekule, the King of Kuvukiland.
Leeanda Reddy as Reshmi
Kaseran Pillay as Kunji Balanadin
Meren Reddy as Kerrit
Keith Gengadoo as Eyepatch
Gray Hofmeyr as Bolly, macaw I
Mr Bones 2: Back from the Past premiered at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban on November 13, 2008, ahead of its worldwide November 27 release date.