Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu

  • Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu
Genre : Historical
Type : Biopic
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Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2016
Format : Feature
Running time : 107 (in minutes)

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.

This is a political thriller co-written by Mandla Dube & Leon Otto for Pambili Media. Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu is based on the true story of the unlikeliest of heroes; a nineteen year old hawker, a Mamelodi township boy selling veggies to help support his family, avoiding the rioting at school, and train-surfing with his friends.

But our first glimpses into Solomon's story reveal his involvement in the Goch Street shootings, then as captives in the notorious John Vorster Square, and also as the commencement of the Supreme Court Trial for murder and acts of terrorism.

A film by Mandla Dube

South Africa, 2016, Feature Drama, Biopic / political thriller

with Thabo Rametsi, Thabo Malema, Welile Nzuza

Debut Feature Film

Language: English, other
Format: DCP
Running time : 107 minutes

Producers: Walter Ayres, Mandlakayise Walter Dube

Director : Mandla Dube
Written by Mandla Dube & Leon Otto
Screenplay: Mandla Dube, Leon Otto
Cinematographers: Tommy Maddox-Upshaw
Editors: Craig Hayes
Music: Rashid Lanie

Thabo Rametsi (as Solomon Mahlangu)
Thabo Malema (as Mondy)
Welile Nzuza (as Tommy London)
Jafta Mamabolo (as Lucky)

Prod : Pambili Media.
International Sales: The Film Festival Doctor

BRICS Film Festival (Best Actor), for Thabo Rametsi
Khouribga African Film Festival (Best Actor), for Thabo Rametsi


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