Recent years have witnessed the desire of most of Egypt's top stars to participate in television series, benefiting from the spread of digital broadcasting platforms and the increase in the number of series produced each year.
The stars’ preoccupation with drama – which is no longer limited to the month of Ramadan – has led some of them to refrain from cinema.. However, AAD 2024 will witness a strong return of a number of female stars to the big screen, as a number of them chose to leave the Ramadan race and devote themselves full time. For cinema.
Yasmine Abdel Aziz returns to cinema
Egyptian artist Yasmine Abdel Aziz has achieved great popularity in drama during the last four years, in which she participated in Ramadan series on a regular basis for the first time since the beginning of her artistic career. However, Yasmine decided to miss the 2024 Ramadan season, in order to return to the cinema after more than 5 years of absence, and her new film is expected to be shown in the summer of 2024.
Yasmine Abdel Aziz has not provided any details about the new film yet, but she stated that it will belong to the category of comedy for which she is known.
The movie “The Idiot Tam Tam,” which was shown in 2018, was Yasmine’s last cinematic work. It was directed by Ali Idris and written by Ayman Wattar, and co-starring with her were Hamdi Al-Mirghani, Bayoumi Fouad, and Mohamed Mahmoud.
It is noteworthy that Yasmine Abdel Aziz is considered one of the most successful actresses of her generation in Egyptian cinema, as most of her cinematic works have achieved huge revenues.
“Shaqu” brings Yousra back to the big screen
from her side, The artist, Yousra, continues to be absent from the Ramadan season for the fifth year in a row, in order to devote herself to her comeback project To the cinema through the movie “Shaqou” by director Karim El-Sobky and author Wissam Sabry, which co-stars with Amr Youssef, Amina Khalil, Dina El-Sherbiny, and Abbas Abu Al-Hassan.
The film is inspired by the novel “Prince of Thieves” by American writer Chuck Hogan, as its events revolve within an action framework around a group of outlaw friends involved in crimes and suspicious operations.
Although filming for “Shaqu” was completed last summer, the film’s release date has not yet been set, as it will meet the same fate as the film “Eid Night…The Women’s Revolution,” which Yousra finished filming nearly two years ago. However, producer Ahmed Al-Sabki It will not be unveiled to the public until January 25th.
“Eid Night… Women’s Revolution” directed by Sameh Abdel Aziz and written by Ahmed Abdallah, with the participation of a large group of Egyptian art stars, including Samiha Ayoub, Reham Abdel Ghafour, Naglaa Badr, and Abeer Sabry, along with Yousra El Lozy and Hanadi Muhanna, and deals with the problems that women face in… Poor social classes in Egypt.
It is noteworthy that the last cinematic film in which Yousra participated was “The Owner of the Maqam” in 2020, which was directed by Muhammad Gamal Al-Adl, written by Ibrahim Issa, and co-starred with Aser Yassin and Amina Khalil.
Hala Sedqi in “Legal Shoulder”
Contrary to investment expectations Actress Hala Sedqi, due to the great success achieved by the character “Safsaf” that she presented in the series “Jaafar Al-Omda”, she decided to return to the cinema in 2024 after an absence of about 7 years.
Hala decided to return through the movie “Legal Shoulder” by director Sameh Abdel Aziz and author Hisham Helal, starring Sayed Ragab, Amr Abdel Galil, and Sherine Reda.
In statements to local newspapers, the Egyptian artist confirmed that her cinematic participations were limited due to her focus on drama, attributing this to the fact that cinema was not at its best in recent years.
“The Last Rooster in Egypt” was the last film that Sedqi presented in 2017, in which she played the role of the mother of the artist Mohamed Ramadan for the first time.
Zeina returns with “Al-Iskandarani”
Finally, the Egyptian actress Zeina will return to the big screen this year, noting that her last cinematic appearances date back to 2019, specifically in the movie “Money,” which witnessed her return to cooperation with the artist Tamer Hosni.
Despite the success of the work in terms of revenues, Zeina was busy with dramatic participations, the most recent of which was the series “Jaafar Al-Omda” with actor Mohamed Ramadan in the Ramadan 2023 season.
Zeina returned to cinema through the movie “Al-Iskandarani”, which began showing in early 2024. It is directed by Khaled Youssef and based on a novel by the late writer Osama Anwar Okasha, and she shares the lead with Ahmed Al-Awadi in his first cinematic championship.
The events of “Al-Iskandarani” revolve in the heart of the Egyptian governorate of Alexandria around the character of Bakr Al-Iskandarani, who faces many conflicts with his family and the girl he wants to marry, which forces him to travel abroad, but he faces many difficulties when he returns again to his city after achieving his goal.
Although she was busy filming the movie “Al-Iskandarani,” this did not prevent Zeina from participating in the Ramadan 2024 drama, as she is expected to present, along with the two stars Ahmed El-Sakka and Tarek Lotfy, the series “Al-Ataula.”