For a taste of a South African crime drama, watch Zulu online. The story is told through two detectives, Ali and Brian, who set about investigating a murder which happened as a result of the killer taking a precarious drug.
The film also peeks into Aliâ€™s childhood. Having grown up at the height of the Apartheid era, Ali witnessed a lot of bloodletting violence. This included witnessing his father being torched alive in the hands of a lynch mob. The same fate could have befallen him because one of the men in the lynch mob spotted him but Ali was quick enough and he managed to get away. Because of the traumatic experiences in his childhood, Ali is still haunted and suffers from psychological problems.
Years later, Ali is now the chief of the homicide department in the police force. The heart of the film starts with Ali going towards the scene of a crime at the famed Botanical Gardens. When they get to the scene with his partner, Dan, they find the body of a young Caucasian girl. From observation, it looks like she has been clobbered to death.
Another detective in the homicide branch, Epkeen is meanwhile still recovering from a night of heavy drinking. He also to deal with his son whose mother he divorced a while ago. His son wants money and Epkeen at first almost shoots him thinking heâ€™s an intruder.
As they conduct their investigations, Ali and Epkeen find out that thereâ€™s a new dangerous illicit drug in the streets that is a product of the Apartheid regimeâ€™s bio-weaponry department. Watch Zulu and find out how it all unfolds.