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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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Cast

Credited cast:
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
Zakeeya Patel ...
Aisha Kaif
Carishma Basday ...
Zulfa Ahmed
Royston Stoffels ...
Rafiq Kaif
Quanita Adams ...
Shareen
Afzal Khan ...
Faheem
Mel Miller ...
Merv
Nik Rabinowitz ...
Dave Gold
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Osman Ali ...
Shanawaaz
Mark Bennett ...
Performer in stand-up bar
Rosalind Butler ...
Customer at Rafiq's shop
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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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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The movie SA has been waiting for!
14 February 2012 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Finally South Africa has made a film that touches the human heart, this film transgresses racial divides and talks to the universal human insights we can all relate to.

The film is a great mix of comedy, stand up and real drama that we all face in our day to day lives.

Riaad Moosa gives a performance that is honest and sincere, there's great cinematography and superb direction in all the characters and performances.

This film is a must see by all South Africans and anyone who loves great storytelling!


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