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CAIRO - 5 September 2017: Six films are currently competing in Eid al-Adha season which are “El Kenz” (The Treasure), “El Khaleya” (The Cell), “Khair w Barka” (Well and Good), “Shantet Hamza” (Hamza’s Bag), “Bath Mobasher” (Live Streaming) and “Aman ya Sahby” (Peace my Friend). Egypt Today will give the ranking of Eid al-Adha movies according to the revenues each one yielded.
1- “El Khaleya”
“El Khaleya” movie claimed the first rank, after achieving LE 618,8941 ($343,830).
“El Khaleya” (The Cell) movie highlights the continuous efforts exerted by security forces to combat terrorism as well as the obstacles and the sufferings they face as a result of such tough work. The movie focuses on special operations officer, performed by the movie hero, the Egyptian mega star Ahmed Ezz, showing how he worked to stop more than one terrorist operation and arrest terrorists’ cells. “El Khaleya” stars beside Ezz, Samer El Masrie, Mohamed Mamdouh and Amina Khalil. The script was written by Salah El Geheny, while Tarek El Erian wrote the story and directed the movie.
2- “El Kenz”
“El Kenz” came in second, fetching LE 2,750,656.
The storyline spans the Pharaonic, Abbasid, Ottoman and modern periods of the country, ending in the 1970s. The movie revolves around corruption and how some religious men impose their authority over politics to obtain high positions and power, as well as the issues related to mixing religion with politics. The movie includes a dazzling cast of Egyptian superstars and actors such as Mohamed Ramadan, Amina Khalil, Sawsan Badr, Mohy Ismail, Mohamed Saad, Hend Sabry and Ahmed Rezk. “El Kenz” is the latest movie directed by Arafa and written by Abdel Rahman Kamal.
3- “Khair w Barka”
In the third rank, we have ”Khair w Barka” with LE 1,418,142 . ”Khair w Barka” is the name of two Egyptian brothers whose ultimate goal in life is to find a job, to make their mother proud of them. During their job search journey, they find themselves in a number of comic situations as a result of their stupidity. “Khair w Barka” stars Ali Rabea, Mohamed Abdelrahman, Mai Selim and Tara Emad. The movie is written by Sherif Naguib and George Azmy and directed by Sameh Abdel Aziz. The movie is a comedy that depends mainly on comic situations.
4- “Aman Ya Sahby”
“Aman Ya Sahby” came in fourth rank with total revenues of LE 789,469. The film is about two singers who live in Mohammed Ali Street, which is a famous old street full of singers, dancers and musicians who suffer from extremely bad financial and social conditions. A friend of the two singers suggests that to get out of their financial crisis they have to marry well-off girls. They managed to find such girls and make them fall in love with them, but later found themselves falling in trouble with the girls’ brother. The two singers are the famous singers Saad el Soghayar and Mahmoud Ellithy along with Nermin Maher and the Armenian dancer Safinaz. The film is written by Elsayed Sobky and directed by Hany Hamdy. It is a musical light comedy movie.
5- “Shantet Hamza”
In the fifth rank comes “Shantet Hamza” movie that made LE 505,973. “Shantet Hamza” (Hamza’s Bag) revolves around Hamza, performed by the famous singer and actor Hamada Hilal, who works as a professional con man. Hamza suddenly finds himself falling in love with a powerful woman, to discover at the end that she used to work for a famous roguery gang. “Shantet Hamza” is a film the combines both comedy and action. The movie stars beside Hilal, Yousra El Lozy, Ahmed Fathy and Bayoumi Fouad. “Shantet Hamza” is written by Ahmed Abdallah and directed by Akram Farouk.
6- “Bath Mobasher”
“Bath Mobasher” ranked sixth with LE 201,042. The film revolves around a suspended officer named Faris (Sameh Hussein) who finds himself all of a sudden engaged in a number of incidents as a result of an anonymous person who live broadcasts important events on social media and TV channels. This live broadcast achieved a huge number of views causing a big dilemma in society. The film reveals how Faris is going to deal with the corruption cases, which include the involvement of powerful officials and businessmen. Beside the famous comedian Sameh Hussein, “Bath Mobasher” stars Yasser El Tobgy, Mohsen Mansour, Mostafa Abbas and Samia El Traboulsi. “Bath Mobasher” is written by Tarek Ramadan and directed by Morcous Adel. “Bath Mobasher” is a comedy action movie with an obvious suspense line.