Ramadan soap operas inspired by real incidents



Mon, 05 Jun 2017 - 11:28 GMT


Mon, 05 Jun 2017 - 11:28 GMT

Zel Elraess Series-File Photo

Zel Elraess Series-File Photo

CAIRO – 6 June 2017: Many Ramadan series’ script writers this year were inspired by real stories and experiences they have lived, conveying these stories to the soap operas we are watching currently.

Baher Dweidar, the script writer of Kalabash, got the idea for the series from the story of the late Egyptian youth Khalid Saeed who was killed by police officers as a result of being severely tortured. In addition to many other cases of torturing citizens to death, fabrication of charges and the escape of prisoners from police departments. Dweidar employed many such incidents into the series.

Kalabash revolves around a police officer named Selim , played by the Egyptian star Amir Karara. Selim chases a terrorist along with his colleague and friend Hesham. Hesham is shot dead by the terrorist and Selim as a result is enraged and decides to avenge his friend by killing the terrorist in vilation of his orders as the terrorist held important information.

Kalabesh series-File Photo

Selim was transferred to another department as a punishment. One day at night Selim noticed a youth in his car whom he suspected to was a drug addict. Selim asked the youth to get out of his car to inspect it, but the youth refused claiming that the car owner is a parliamentary member so it is forbidden to inspect it, then he ran away trying to escape from Selim. He is eventually caught by Selim, who beats the youth to death. Selim finds himself at the center of a court battle for the murder.
Kalabash is directed by Peter Mimi.

wadea Amny series file photo

The scriptwriter Mohamed Ismail Amin, author of the Zel Elraees (Shadow of the President) series tackles in his soap opera the assassination attempt that ex-president Mubarak was exposed to in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa in 1995. Zel Elraees revolves around Yahya Nour al-Din, a former officer in the Republican Guard, played by the Egyptian actor Yasser Galal, who is exposed to conspiracies from unknown people to get rid of him. Zel Elraees is directed by Ahmed Samir Farag.

Mustafa Hamdy, the script writer of Wadea Amny (Security Situation) has chosen a very important topic, namely radicalization, how young people become suicide bombers and the circumstances that lead them to this decision. Hamdy tackles real issues such as counterfeiting antiquities and bombing vital buildings such as hospitals.

Wadea Amny revolves around a terrorist named Hassan, performed by the actor Amr Saad, who bombed a hospital and prevented its occupants from escaping.. Hassan, has two demands; to have media coverage of his attack and $50 million.



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