Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past

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Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past
Mr Bones 2.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Gray Hofmeyr
Produced by Anant Singh
Helena Spring
Written by Leon Schuster
Gray Hofmeyr
Starring Leon Schuster
Tongayi Chirisa
Leeanda Reddy
Kaseran Pillay
Meren Reddy
Keith Gengadoo
Gray Hofmeyr
Music by Didi Kriel
Edited by Johan Lategan
Distributed by Videovision Entertainment
Release date
  • 27 November 2008 (2008-11-27)
Country South Africa
Language English
Box office R70.8 million[1]

Mr. Bones 2: Back from the Past is a 2008 comedy film directed by Gray Hofmeyr, co-written by 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. Unfortunately, they must also contend with Reshmi's husband, who wants the gem for himself.[2]



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.[4]


  1. ^ ""MR BONES 2" is the Highest Grossing South African Film of All Time". Videovision Entertainment. Retrieved 2009-02-02.
  2. ^ "Mr Bones 2 official website - synopsis". immedia. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Mr Bones 2 official website - cast". immedia. 24 November 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  4. ^ "Mr Bones 2 official website". immedia. 14 November 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.

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