Local actor Thabo Rametsi wins top honours at international film festival
Thabo Rametsi's portrayal of anti-Apartheid leader Solomon Mahlungu has seen the SA actor awarded top honours at the inaugural BRICS Film Festival in India this week.
Thabo was awarded the Best Actor accolade at an award ceremony for the international film festival, held on Tuesday evening.
Thabo plays the role of Solomon in a biopic about the activist's life, called Kalushi. The film also stars the likes of Jafta Mamabolo, Thabo Malema and Pearl Thusi.
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The film was one of several South African films which were screened at the festival, including Free State, Tess and the box office hit Mrs Right Guy.
Mrs Right Guy actor Thapelo Mokoena took to Instagram after the festival to congratulate Thabo and Kalushi on the award, and thank them for representing South Africa.
"Now this film has not been released yet, but I can safely say (director) Mandla Dube and team have outdone themselves with this one. South Africa we should embrace these talents and support them to continue telling our stories and inspire the world. I am so proud right now," he wrote.
Take a look at the film's trailer below.