File - "El Feel-el Azra’a" poster.
CAIRO - 8 September 2019: The Egyptian movie "El Feel-el Azra’a" (The Blue Elephant Part 2) achieved booming success, generating revenues amounting to L.E 96 million with great expectations that it will achieve L.E 100 million very soon.
The makers of the Egyptian movie will present part 3 from the movie; this was clear from the open ending of part 2.
The long-awaited film promo has recorded more than 9 million views. Famed Egyptian actor Karim Abdel Aziz appeared in the promo fighting with beloved star Nelly Karim, stirring a lot of curiosity about the events of the new movie.
Part 2 stars the same cast of the first movie, led by director Marwan Hamed and author Ahmed Mourad. Tunisian actress Hend Sabry joins the cast, along with Jordanian actor Eyad Nassar who joins as a guest of honor.
Produced by Synergy, the sequel follows the huge success of the first part, which grossed more than LE 35 million when released in 2014, a record number in the last decade in Egyptian cinema.
The first movie tells the story of Yehia, a psychiatrist who returns to Al-Abbasiya mental hospital after 5 years of self-imposed isolation, where he meets an old friend with a dark past and uncovers many surprises that turn his life upside down.
The events develop in a drama, horror, mystery context. Part 2 takes place 5 years later, as Dr. Yehia has married Lobna, played by Karim, and is summoned to the Department of Dangerous Cases.
The films are adapted from Ahmed Mourad's best-selling book of the same name that was released in 2012. The book was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) in 2014.