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7 Egyptian Films To Watch When You’re In The Mood For “Saff”

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Every now and then, you find yourself sitting with your broke best friends, with absolutely no plans in mind and no cash to come up with one. You feel bored, you get frustrated and then you all start getting mad at each other. Well, just so you’d stop feeling so bad, I made a list of wildly entertaining Egyptian films that you can all watch together and be happy. All you literally need is Youtube and I promise it’ll be a great saff night that you won’t forget. So, yep! Blaze that one up and hit your nearest Drinkies because it’s gonna be a wild night!

       1. El Academia (2009):

A marvelous piece about a bunch of 40 year olds’ college experience. Brilliant performances that will most definitely blow you away. Lots of intriguing wardrobe choices. Weird ass social issues. Brilliant drama. Out of the world cinematography. Enticing script. Everything about El Academia will make you wish you’d gone to film school when you had the chance.

But seriously though, you will have a good laugh. Guaranteed.

And watch out for that certain Ola Ghanem scene because you will be rolling on the floor laughing, I swear! You’ll know it when it happens.

         2. Aysheen El Lahza (2010):

Now this is a picture I’ve watched more than three times and still have no fucking clue what it’s about. Remember “Essaf” though? The singer dude from “Star Maker Sama3na Sotak!”? He stars in this one and let me tell you, he is one hell of an actor. He’s the Jon Snow of Egyptian cinema, minus the talent for acting. But anyway, some producer at some point in life thought it was a good idea to make a film with him as the lead.

So, sit back and let your brain take in all the brilliance of Aysheen El Lahza.

3. Ahasees (2010):

Look me in the eye and tell me you didn’t watch this one as a teenager with raging hormones! Ahasees is the ultimate (not so ultimate) guide to sexual awakening. A big cast, film masroof 3aleih (check the screenshot above), haga tefarah…bas na2so Ola Ghanem to be honest, Oh wait! There she is! Tab Randa El Beheriy? Damn! She’s in it, too!

If you haven’t given that one a try in your teenage years, then, it’s definitely about time that you do!

4. EUC (2011):

Here, we have a “delightful” Egyptian replica of the American film Accepted (2006), starring actor Justin Long. The film stars Malak Qoura…and Karim Qassem…The film is about three dudes who decide to open a fake university together with no prior requirements for entry. Would’ve been an original idea if only the whole story wasn’t stolen… from another film. But, if there’s one cool thing about EUC, it’s the fact ennu hayhassen hasset el saff 3andak gamed.

Highly enjoyable 3 beers in.

5. Reklam (2012):

Aiwa fe3lan, this poster rings a bell because it’s stolen from the film Bridesmaids (2011). Reklam is a heartbreaking picture about the hardships that women of a certain social class have to endure. Madame Ghada shines in this one as she plays the role of a prostitute, and so does actress Rania Youssef. The film caused some controversy when it first came out back in 2012 because it was said that a lot of scenes essentially had to be deleted in order for it to be shown in local cinemas.

Thing is, you’d think that since Reklam deals with such a heavy issue, it’s not supposed to make you laugh. But then you see Ghada AbdelRazek on the screen over-performing and over-acting and you can’t keep your hands off your mouth.

6. 3al2et Mot (2009):

Mesh hassah enni mehtaga a2oul haga, GO WATCH IT NOW!

7. Elaqat Khasa (2006):

Now, last but not least! My absolute favorite! The masterpiece of all masterpieces! The cult classic! The marvelous: Elaqat Khasa! I just love me some Elaqat Khasa after a long day of work. This one is about three

lost dudes who get into relationships with “bad” women, shshshsh! The film follows the stories of these 3 hunks who keep fucking shit up over and over again. This film is so amusing, a lot of times the characters movements are exactly in sync. Look below:

I just truly admire the directing of this whole thing. It’s hilarious. Feeh shots that’ll make you die laughing!

Bonus: There’s a Amr Waked cameo and another Hanan Turk cameo in the film. Don’t ask.

A few honorable mentions:

El Harebataan (2013):

Share3 18 (2008):

El Balad Di Feeha Hokooma (2008):


    Now go watch them ALL!

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ABU ‘MALEK EL FABRAKA’

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ABU’s latest hit causes a tropical storm this summer!
The fresh wave of Summer brings pop prince ABU’s latest album ‘An El Awan’ onto
our shores. The latest track ‘Malek El Fabraka’ recently released, saturating us with
fresh and vibrant summer vibes to enjoy the sunny season! Setting the pace for the
rest of the seven track Album, with each subsequent track being released in three to
four weeks one after another. The next song to be released after ‘Malek El Fabraka’ is
set to be the bombshell ‘Maleket El Helween’.


Written by Mahmoud Salah, composed and distributed by Meno, ‘Malek El
Fabraka’ in Abu’s eyes has “a new lyrical style than what came before it. The thing I like
most about the song’s lyrics is the message, that we all live in the era of make believe,
everyone making everything up. Feeling realistic, it’s about someone who was in a bad
place in his life, as he discovers the person who hurt him and took the decision to cut
them out, and that ultimately he could overcome his pain. We somehow get stuck in
relationships and we feel that there is no way out or that we don’t have other
alternatives and I wanted to tap into that”.


This is the second lyric video Abu released after previous hit ‘Hateegy’. He has a
new concept when it comes to releasing clips as he stated “I plan to be adding some
variety to the album, in which not all tracks will be released with music videos, some will
be animated and some will be interesting lyric videos or visually exciting pieces of
content”. His developed style, desire to delve deeper into the soul and turmoils of love
show a unique progression in Abu’s style, with only more layers to be uncovered with
his new album

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EL KING MOHAMED MOUNIR EL EKHTEYAR 2

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A ripple coursed through the hearts of Egyptians as we all watched Al Ekhteyar 2 while the emotionally moving ‘Dhalin’ by the King Mohamed Mounir played. A piece mourning the brave ‘Oasis martyrs’ who lost their lives in service to their homeland. Captivating the emotions of millions across the country, capturing their feelings of regret and sorrow and transforming it into a song manifesting the pride and resilience of a nation.

Mounir drew upon the talents of those he knew would be necessary to bring justice to the piece’s subject matter. The captivating song that brought the king to tears during the recording, is a product of favorite poet Nasr El Din Nagy, the artist behind the moving lyrics and was composed and arranged by the remarkable Ahmed Farhat.

Delivering a piece that the King intended to remind us of the strength and spirit Egyptians present in the face of adversity. Exemplified by the Egyptian army’s heroism in the fight against terrorism. Mounir’s words echo the chant within the hearts of all our countrymen, “Glory to the martyrs and long live Egypt.”.

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AL AASELA ABDELRAHMAN ROSHDY

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Step in. We invite you to uncover the truth and discover the answers with the guidance of enchanter Abdelrahman Roshdy. Riding on the spiritual winds, Roshdy brings a fresh new energy to the music scene as we know it. His debut album ‘El Aasela’, having been in the works for the past two and a half years, poses several fundamental questions we all ask ourselves with the album title song, ‘El Aasela’ proceeds to address every question posed in it with each following song in the album. Abdelrahman’s inclination to experiment with different musical and lyrical styles had him refining its direction and adding the soul to the music. There was a high level of planning required to assemble the different elements of the album, considering this was going to be a visual album. Desiring to deliver a message with this album that will truly leave an impact on the listener, he worked closely with lyricist Nour Abdallah to ensure that every song once complete would pluck at the listener’s heartstrings. Creating tracks that addressed concepts such as love, society, faith and existence with questions that we could all relate to having asked regardless of race, gender or class.

His passion for music and for sending his powerful messages out there had him composing most of the album which has become another addition to his experience in music composition, having previously composed the GFF 2020 official anthem ‘Dokki Ya Mazzika’ featuring superstar Ramy Ayach. He saw the chance for ‘El Aasela’ to be refined with the diligent approach and technical expertise that would come from collaborating with Moataz Mady who found a harmony in working on and producing the album with Roshdy, adopting a style and approach to creating music that carries a cinematic or emotional tone to it. Mady found the opportunity to flex his musical talents and draw upon his previous experience with several artists in the past, creating an experience that immerses the listener, an effect Mady has been waiting to find the opportunity to implement.

Taking a unique path to break away from the norm, Abdelrahman sees this album as a jumping off point having featured three key artists on three of the album tracks. ‘Fesam’ featuring Cairokee’s front man Amir Eid composed by Sherif Mustafa and Abdelrahman Roshdy. ‘Neshky Le Meen’ featuring Ahmed Kamel,  written and composed by multi-talented artist Khaled Essam, and finally ‘El Rezk’ featuring shaabi superstar Mahmoud El Lithy while star producer Mohamed Sakr added his magical touch mixing and mastering the entire album. This grand collaborative effort helped cement a new step for Roshdy, where he seized an opportunity to expand his range through experimenting with other genres and artists as he hopes to discover his range in different musical styles and genres. ‘El Aasela’ stands out as a new and unique direction in the Egyptian music scene that diverges from the superficiality of the everyday to the more timeless and profound.

The creativity and direction brought on by Cocaina studios, who shot and directed all 10 music videos, complemented by Carousel, Roshdy’s Management and Publicity team, helped cement the final key component of the album and journey. The sharp photography of Black Creative Studios, which accentuated the eye-catching costume design done by celebrity Stylist and Director Gehad Abdalla, with it being perfected by the album artworks created by Visual Artist and Director Adam Abdelghaffar, with all divergent elements brought together under the supervision and calculated hand of Carousel’s founder Daliah Galal. The combination of the audio, lyrical and visual elements came together to form a unique and profound experience. And in the words of the album producers, Gamma Music and MS Productions, who were excited to produce ‘El Aasela’ album for Roshy. “We appreciate what Abdelrahman Roshdy brings to the table and what his powerful voice can achieve and we want to open the avenues available to support new talents in the Egypt and the greater Arab market.

Ultimately aiming to create a shift towards a path that stands to reshape the minds of listeners and foster a depth and authenticity that touches the soul. Abdelrahman Roshdy is striving to lead a new wave that will revitalize the hearts of his listeners and free them from the ordinary, the superficial and the trivial. His relentless pursuit holds great promise, with his passionate and thought out approach to his music and the message it carries present the Egyptian music scene with a talented artist who is poised to expand its horizons down to the core.

El Aasela | @abdelrahmanroshdy and @moatazmady_

Album Production | @_gammamusic @msproductionme

Management and Publicity | @thecarouselworld @daliahgalal

Management team | @nohasultan95 @gihanauf

Shoot Production | @thecarouselworld

Executive Producer | @daliahgalal

Photography | @blackcreativestudios

Fashion Director | @gehadabdalla

Album Artworks | @adamaghaffar

 

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