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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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When was the first time you experienced something for the first time
27 February 2012 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Guys, sorry to say – You might have produced the movie but its owned by us South African's, you know that feeling: its like when we hosted the Soccer World Cup, when we won the Rugby World Cups and when the Proteas recently batted those caps black in NZ. Its a good feeling, a proud one.

I think, ask anyone who has watched the movie, describe their emotions and feelings and their response would somewhat be the same as mine.

About 7 years ago HSBC ran an advert that concluded: When was the last time you did something for the first time? Or in this case experienced something for the first time ?

For me, I watched the movie MATERIAL – I now believe we can produce premium movies and that we are blessed with actors that are so talented – for example nobody else could play Cassim other than Riaad, just like Green Goblin played by Willem Dafoe, Spiderman. And of course for the first time, a story had been told of an Indian community that was not slapstick.


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