The Lucky Specials

The Lucky Specials


294 million broadcast reach, 22 countries, 23 broadcasters

36% of respondents reported having gone for a TB test within 30 days of watching the movie

*Management Sciences for Health Evaluation

66% reported having advised someone to go for a TB test as a result of having watched the movie

*Management Sciences for Health Evaluation

#2 most watched movie in sub-Saharan Africa

Awards & Accolades


"Sure to entertain."

The Citizen, Kenya

"I found the movie entertaining and helpful. Previously I did not notice symptoms of TB but now I am aware of how to spot the signs."


"It should be shown to the whole world because it’s an eye-opener"


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The Lucky Specials are a cover band in a dusty town in southern Africa. Mandla (Oros Mampofu) is a miner by day and plays lead guitar by night. He dreams of making it big in the music industry. When he contracts tuberculosis, the band, Mandla and their friend Nkanyiso (Sivenathi Mabuya) struggle to hold everything together. The film takes viewers inside our hero’s body, while also captivating them with a groundbreaking soundtrack.

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