Egypt’s successful series 100 Wesh to be transferred to a movie

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Sun, 04 Oct 2020 - 02:52 GMT

File: 100 Wesh poster.

File: 100 Wesh poster.

 

CAIRO - 4 October 2020: The highly successful Egyptian series “100 Wesh” will be transferred to a movie.

“100 Wesh” or “La Casa de Bolaq’’ as viewers on social media have branded it, likening it to Le Casa de Papel, was the funniest offering this Ramadan. 

Sokkar and Omar came from two different worlds but have a common goal: to be millionaires, as is clear from the theme song of the series which has become very popular. 

Though the two swindlers each have their own ways of pulling off cons, they decide to come together and use their criminal skills to work on a number of jobs. 

This is a very simple comedy that is free of any complications or sophisticated plot turns, and you don’t have to concentrate much on its tiny details to understand its sequence. 

But what’s made the series so appealing from the very first episode is that it houses two huge and popular stars, each of them used to playing the leading role and who have stepped completely out of their comfort zones and are not even comedians!

Karim is famed for her tragic, social as well as romantic roles and Yassin’s forte is mystery and suspense, social, romantic and action roles. 

Both took a big risk with Be 100 Wesh which has really paid off. With the producer and the director at the helm, the series has wowed both Egyptian and Arab audiences because of both Karim and Yassin’s sense of humor and entertaining spirit that just needed a chance like Be 100 Wesh to come out on screen. 

With memorable lines like “Bye Sugar” shared endlessly on social media, the series, though light, is not shallow, a pitfall many comedies tend to fall into. 

All the series episodes have had a number of well written and greatly executed drama lines. Karim’s is a little cliché— the girl who belongs to a poor social class and has a lot of responsibilities so she turns to swindling to solve her family’s financial problems—but Yassin’s one is new. 

He looks rich but deep inside he suffers from a huge problem because of his father and becomes a conman to keep up appearances (his and his mother’s) among his acquaintances. 

The relationship between Omar and his mother (veteran actress Salwa Mohamed Ali) is well written in the script and the strong chemistry between them is very clear on screen. 

Beside Karim and Yassin, the series stars Ola Roushdy, Loai Omran, Islam Ibrahim, Salwa Mohamed Ali and Hassan Abul rouss among others. "Be Meet Wesh" is written by Amr el-Daly and Ahmed Wael and directed by kamla Abou Zekri.

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