Cassim is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Johannesburg. However, Cassim wants to be a stand-up comedian, which his father disproves of. When he gets a gig at a local bar, he has to find a way of keeping it a secret.

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Riaad Moosa ...
Cassim Kaif
Vincent Ebrahim ...
Ebrahim Kaif
Joey Yusuf Rasdien ...
Yusuf (as Joey Rasdien)
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Fatima Kaif
Krijay Govender ...
Dadi Kaif
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Aisha Kaif
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Zulfa Ahmed
Royston Stoffels ...
Rafiq Kaif
Quanita Adams ...
Shareen
Afzal Khan ...
Faheem
Mel Miller ...
Merv
Nik Rabinowitz ...
Dave Gold
Osman Ali ...
Shanawaaz
Rabin Harduth ...
Farouk
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Mark Bennett ...
Performer in stand-up bar
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Cassim is a young Muslim man who works in his father's fabric shop in Johannesburg. However, Cassim wants to be a stand-up comedian, which his father disproves of. When he gets a gig at a local bar, he has to find a way of keeping it a secret.

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If he told you the story of his life you would probably think he was joking.

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Comedy | Drama

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Highly recommended
18 February 2012 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

A sensitive and funny movie - no it can't be South African, known for its blunt and slapstick, almost retarded approach to comedy.

But it is! The characters are well defined, the casting and acting by and large excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it, and left the theater feeling uplifted, happy and positive. This is why I go to movies. I loved it.

If I have any criticism, the movie lapses once or twice into sentimental "musical" moments, but these are short lived, and may even actually add to the enjoyment. Also, the movie seems a little rushed at the end, as if it ran out of time, and loose ends had to be tied up too quickly. Maybe I was enjoying it so much I didn't want it to end. But I am having to nit pick, to find negatives.

Well done to the producers, this movie makes me so proud. I sincerely hope it marks a sea change in our approach to movie-making. We have so much talent, so many excellent locations, such passionate people - like Ronnie Apteker - I'm hoping we start producing more movies like this and show the world we can do it.


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