Baraka poster - Egypt Today.
CAIRO – 6 May 2018: Famous Egyptian star Amr Saad released the promo of his Ramadan soap opera “Baraka” on his official Instagram account.
The series follows Baraka (Amr Saad) who settles in Cairo where he starts to get richer, but at the same time he gets involved in a lot of serious problems with powerful people. The show stars Hala Sedky, Kamal Abo Raya, Salah Abdallah and Rana Raies and is directed by Mahmoud Karim.
Saad won the Best Actor award for his role in “Mawlana” (The Preacher) movie at the 66th Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival on Friday, March 2. "Mawlana", based on a novel by renowned journalist Ibrahim Eissa, revolves around an influential religious preacher who turns into a TV celebrity; the preacher's credibility is shaken when he gets close to politicians and security agencies.
The movie stars Amr Saad, Dorra Zarrouk and Ahmed Magdy and is written by Ibrahim Eissa, directed by Magdy Ahmed Aly and produced by telecom tycoon Naguib Sawiris.
It is worth mentioning that "Mawlana" previously won the Circle Award at the Washington, D.C. Film Festival. The film was also awarded Best Film at the Luxor African Film Festival, and Amr Saad won the Best Actor award. Additionally, Saad was crowned Best Actor at Tetouan Film Festival.
"Mawlana" was originally released in 2016 and earned praise from both the public and critics despite the controversy surrounding it.