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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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Craig Freimond

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Ronnie Apteker (story), Rosalind Butler (story) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Riaad Moosa Riaad Moosa ... Cassim Kaif
Vincent Ebrahim Vincent Ebrahim ... Ebrahim Kaif
Joey Rasdien Joey Rasdien ... Yusuf
Denise Newman ... Fatima Kaif
Krijay Govender Krijay Govender ... Dadi Kaif
Zakeeya Patel ... Aisha Kaif
Carishma Basday ... Zulfa Ahmed
Royston Stoffels Royston Stoffels ... Rafiq Kaif
Quanita Adams Quanita Adams ... Shareen
Afzal Khan Afzal Khan ... Faheem
Mel Miller Mel Miller ... Merv
Nik Rabinowitz Nik Rabinowitz ... Dave Gold
Osman Ali Osman Ali ... Shanawaaz
Rabin Harduth Rabin Harduth ... Farouk
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark Bennett 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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Unrated

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Country:

South Africa

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 2012 (South Africa) See more »

Filming Locations:

Johannesburg, South Africa See more »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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The movie SA has been waiting for!
14 February 2012 | by mic-74See 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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