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Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu (2016)

Solomon Mahlangu is a Mamelodi township schoolboy-hawker who, after the events of June 16th joins the military wing of the ANC to fight against the brutal oppression of the Apartheid regime... See full summary »

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Mandla Dube
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thabo Rametsi Thabo Rametsi ... Solomon
Thabo Malema Thabo Malema ... Mondy
Welile Nzuza Welile Nzuza ... Tommy London
Jafta Mamabolo Jafta Mamabolo ... Lucky
Louw Venter Louw Venter ... Van Heerden
Fumani Shilubana Fumani Shilubana ... Lucas Mahlangu
Pearl Thusi ... Brenda Riviera
Gcina Mhlophe Gcina Mhlophe ... Martha Mahlangu
Marcel van Heerden Marcel van Heerden ... Judge Theron
Murray Todd Murray Todd ... Mr. Mailer
Clive Scott Clive Scott ... Mr. Bragg
Lawrence Joffe ... Heller
Shika Budhoo Shika Budhoo ... Priscilla Jana
Kaseran Pillay Kaseran Pillay ... Dawood
Mona Monyane Mona Monyane ... Comrade Eve
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Solomon Mahlangu is a Mamelodi township schoolboy-hawker who, after the events of June 16th joins the military wing of the ANC to fight against the brutal oppression of the Apartheid regime and ends up becoming an icon of South Africa's liberation.

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Thabo Rametsi is the first South African actor to play a South African hero from the apartheid period in a movie. See more »

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Emotionally charged
29 May 2020 | by brentmay-36131See all my reviews

A well-executed South African story, and a tragic one aligning to the awful plight of South African's of colour during apartheid.

The performances by the principal cast were believable and powerful. The story was riveting and kept me glued to my seat. This was particularly moving given that this was based on true events.

I felt that it lost emotional kudos by painting the Afrikaner policemen as always wicket, something commonly depicted in stories like this. A subtle layering of emotions in the antagonists would have further elevated this powerful story.

Great view, certainly worth watching.


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South Africa

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English

Release Date:

10 March 2017 (South Africa) See more »

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$228,865
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