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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

Writers:

Ronnie Apteker (story), Rosalind Butler (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

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
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Mark Bennett Mark Bennett ... Performer in stand-up bar
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color
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Great acting
28 August 2013 | by jasinemaSee all my reviews

Cassim, his dad and mum pulled this one off very well. Great emotional and honest acting.

The storyline was well thought of and is one that anyone living in a multi-racial/multi-religious environment would gel with. The power of religion intertwined with tradition is best seen in the family drama during the wedding and when Ebrahim gets to visit the bar where his Cassim is performing.

His reaction upon being touched by the gatekeeper lady to be stamped on the hand was priceless!!

Kudos team! This is a must-watch movie.


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