Ramadan Mosalsalat Guide 2018

05/16/2018

Director: Mohamed Aly

Khatt Sakhen (Hot Line)

 

Director: Moataz ElTouny

Director: Sherif Ismail

A medicine-graduate, portrayed by Amr Youssef, gets tangled up in a messy artefact-smuggling scandal. But does he proves his innocence?

Cast: Adel Emam, Fathy Abdelwahab, Heba Magdy, Bushra, Rania Farid Shawky, Salah Abdallah

 

 La3net Karma (Karma’s Curse)

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A corrupt businessman who has built a fortune from illegal trades falls head over heels for a university professor - a recipe for disaster.

Part 2 of the family-drama sees the businessman Hamam, played by Gamal Soliman, become embroiled in an affair with a maid which his wife hired out of sympathy. All the while his business affairs get real messy. There's a lot to live up to in this sequel considering that part one, which was released in 2009, met huge praise. 

Cast: Akram Hosny, Ahmed Amin, Reem Mostafa

When it's Ramadan, life as we know it simply ceases to exist. For 30 days, we're given a free pass to stuff our faces with whatever we can get our hands on (from Maghrib onwards, of course), and get locked down in a room with that overly intrusive aunt at least once a week. More importantly, our binge-watching game gets taken to a whole new level with endless mega home-grown drama productions suddenly invading our lives; otherwise known as Mosalsalat. From what is playing to where and when to catch it, here are ALL the Mosalsalat coming to your TV screen this Ramadan:

Cast: Haifaa Wahby, Mahmoud El-Leithy, Malak Badawi, Sherine, Mohamed Soliman, Abeer Eisa

Director: Islam Khairy

Cast: Khaled El-Nabawy, Mahmoud Abdelmoghny, Amal Bouchoucha, Mohamed Kilany, Engy Sharaf

Director: Mahmoud Kamel

The project could turn Egypt into 'the most important sea and land corridor in the world,' said Afro-Asian Council Vice President Essam Abu [...]

Showing On: DMC

Dedd Maghoul (Against The Unknown)

Cast: Amir Karara, Rogina, Hala Fakher, Mahmoud El-Bezawy, Ashraf Zaki

An Alexandria native relocates to Cairo, along with her best friend, seeking fame and stardom after suffering a tragic life. A series of flashbacks take them to a certain incident which took place at a hostel they once lived in. The events of the tragic night slowly unfold. 

31 years after their last collaboration, Yehia El-Fakharny and Mervat Amin make their comeback as an acting duo in this new comedy production. The plot revolves around an ex-diplomat who decides to pursue his passion for cooking at his own touristic village upon retiring. If El-Fakharany's unrivaled record is taken into consideration, this will be one mosalsal to keep an eye on.

A middle-class bank employee gets divorced because of how demanding her job is. After her ex-husband takes her daughter away and prohibits them from seeing each other, the daughter then lands in trouble after she gets raped and her mother embarks on a hunt for the criminal. 

Yup, you guessed that right, it's a comedy. Amy Samir Ghanem returns as part of a mob, along with her husband, and they go through endless 'comedic' situations as police attempts to catch them in the act. 

Showing On: ON E

Showing On: Al-Hayat TV Channel

A drama suspense starring hearthrob Khaled El-Nabawy, who plays the role of a womaniser who takes a lover that reveals a deep secret about a cursed, forbidden land. What will he give up to find this land? 

We've compiled all the Cairo happenings throughout the holy month, because that's what we do best; SAVE LIVES. [...]

Showing On: CBC

Showing On: MBC Masr

A popular and achieved armed officer from Upper Egypt, played by Mohamed Ramadan, gets relocated to Sinai amidst a violent insurgency against Islamic extremists. We'll take a wild guess and assume he'll end up killing them all and saving the day single-handedly.

Nothing is yet known on the plot of this mosalsal, but given its name, we'll go out on a limb and guess it's about a controlling brother with lots-o-sisters? 

Film My Design’s lens on one of the country’s brightest design film duos is a testament to Egyptian ingenuity at its furnished finest. [...]

 

Showing On: On E

Showing On: ON E

Cast: Dina El Sherbini, Mostafa Fahmy, Mohamed Shahin, Omar El-Saeed

Cast: Yousra, Mohamed Shahin, Sherine Reda, Naglaa Badr, Ahmed Hatem, Mohamed El Sharnouby, Salma Abu Deif, Mariam El Khosht

Cast: Ahmed Ezz, Arwa Gouda, Amal Bouchoucha, Abbas Aboelhassan, Fathy Abdelwahab, Mohamed El Sharnouby

Baraka (Bless)

The flag bears Al Shahada, the holy Islamic testimonials. [...]

 3awalem Khafeya (Hidden worlds)

What would Ramadan be without a Adel Emam Mosalsal? This year, Emam returns as a journalist who acquires confidential documents which include incriminating evidence on several big government officials. After taking the risk of publishing them, his life and safety are exposed to grave danger. Let's hope the rather cliche plot still manages to surprise us. 

Showing On: DMC, Saudi TV Channel

 

Cairo has been ranked the worst mega city for women in the world in terms of sexual violence, economic opportunities, harmful cultural [...]

Showing On: CBC, Saudi TV Channel

Showing On: MBC Masr

The husband of a Russia-based Egyptian professor goes missing without prior notice. She boards a flight to Cairo and begins to retrace his steps in vain hope she could find him. Things get complicated along the way.

Alibi is the lounge giving you an excuse to indulge in drinks and tapas mid-week. [...]

Cast: Mostafa Shaaban, Ayten Amer, Hassan Hosny, Mohamed Lotfy, Merihan Hussein. Hana El Zahed

Director: Ziyad El Weshahy

Al-Waseya (The Will)

Cast: Ghada Abdelrazeq, Hanan Motawe’, Rogina, Feras Said

 

Showing On: CBC

Director: Mohamed El-Adl

Eva Pharma's CEO is the only Egyptian to make into this year's World Economic Forum list for the 100 global leaders under 40. [...]

Layali Eugine (The Nights of Eugine)

El-Rehla 710

 

Everything you need to know about the 31 Mosalsals coming to your screen this year.

Cast: Aly Rabie, Sabry Fawaz, Salwa Khatab, Sahar El Sayegh

Cast: Karim Fahmy, Naglaa Badr, Nabil El-Halafawy, Reem Mostafa, Heidi Karam, Nicola Mouawad

Afrah Eblis Part 2

The plot of this Mosalsal is yet to be made public. But seeing as Akram Hosny is famously known for the character of Abu Hafiza, we'll assume it's a comedy until told otherwise. 

Showing On: MBC Masr

Kalabsh Part II (Handcuffs Part II)

Yes, the name is familiar for a reason. This is a mosalsal remake of Fouad El-Mohandes's masterpiece Ard El Nefaq, which revolves around a working-class man who finds a secret store selling pills which amplify certain aspects of his personality when consumed. And so it begins. 

Fouq El-Sehab (Above the Clouds)

 

More than 120 years after it first came to life, La Viennoise rises from the ashes. [...]

Little has been made public on the plot of this new mosalsal, which will see Yosra, Sherine Reda, Salma Abu Deif and Nagla' Badr work together for the first time. We don't know about you, but we're all in for a fierce femme-fatal drama. 

Everything you need to know about the 31 Mosalsals coming to your screen this year. [...]

An action-drama that focused a counter-terrorism police officer who's assigned a new case. But it proves to be a complicated, even deadly, one to solve. 

BREAKING NEWS: Moustafa Sha'ban is not marrying more than one woman this Ramadan. Instead, he's playing the role of a bank employee who gets wrongly accused of corruption and has to face a fierce battle to clear his name.

A good old-fashioned tale about an underprivileged man who tries to climb up the career ladder and build a better life. The road is, however, not paved with roses.  

 

The flag bears Al Shahada, the holy Islamic testimonials. [...]

El Mo’geza (The Miracle)

The charming Syrian star Sulaf Fawakherji makes a return to Egyptian drama in the role of a nurse working at a rehabilitation facility which specialises in caring for suicidal cases, where she ends up getting wrongly accused of murder. 

Ekhtefa’ (Disappearance)

Crown Prince Mohamed Bin Salman made the announcement on a Sunday interview with CBS. [...]

Azmy & Ashgan

Cast: Basel Khayat, Reham Abdelghafour, Hanan Motawe’, Mai Selim

Bani Youssef 

Director: Magdy El-Semeiry

Rasayel (Messages)

This drama-thriller starring Ahmed Ezz and Arwa Gouda is centered around the character of Abu Omar, an Egyptian lawyer who starts a peaceful association aiming to help those who are victimised by the corruption of the big-shot lawyers. Needless to say, this angers the authorities and they attempt to arrest him before he flees to Paris before eventually settling in Sudan with his son (whose name is Omar, obviously) and he ends up joining a secret jihadist group. 

Showing On: MBC Masr

Hany Salama returns to the silver screen in the character of a convict who manages to escape prison. He then plots to take revenge on the one woman he's ever loved. 

Raheem

Nesr El Sa3eed(Hawk of Upper Egypt)

Director: Hatem Aly

Showing on: Al-Hayat TV Channel

Cast: Amr Saad, Hala Sedky, Kamal Abo Raya, Salah Abdallah

Season 2 of the hit series from 2017 hits our screens this Ramadan once more. Amir Karara plays the role of a police officer who keeps finding himself in hot-water as part of his daily job. Will it live up to the massive popularity from last year? 

A mechanic falls in love with his boss's daughter and plans to propose before he gets in a tragic accident that changes everything. 

Showing On: CBC

Director: Khaled El-Halafawy

Cast: Sherry Adel, Sherif Salama, Hany Adel, Walid Fawaz

Showing On: El Nahar

Ayoub

Two BFFs, both of whom come from modest backgrounds, are trying to excel in their careers and make it big. Fate choses otherwise. 

Showing On: MBC Masr

Cast: Hamada Helal, Ayman El Assi, Ehab Fahmy, Leqaa Swidan

Abu Omar Al-Masry

Director: Tareq Refaat

Director: Ahmed Khaled Amin

 

Showing On: On E

Cast: Hassan El-Raddad, Amy Samir Ghanem, Samir Ghanem, Nesrine Amin, Mohamed Tharwat, Malak Koura

Cast: Dhafer L’abidine, Amina Khalil, Engy ElMokadem, Entesar, Mourad Makram, Mariam ElKhosht

Terrorism seems to be the in-theme this season. The plot of this drama-thriller revolves around a terrorist who, naturally, ends up facing endless dilemmas as he attempts to conceal his activities. 

Director: Ahmed Medhat

Showing On: DMC

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Director: Perer Mimi

A group of mentally-troubled individuals end up in the Cairo-bound flight 707. After taking off from Beirut, the group, which have never met before, begin showing their true colours and the drama ensues. 

 

Locally designed and produced, Kai Collections is here to challenge international brands' dominance over the Egyptian men fashion market. [...]

With a few modifications to the country’s ancient bread formula, more than EGP 20 billion can be salvaged from Egypt’s annual wheat imports. [...]

Al Siham Al Mariqa (Rogue Arrows)

Ok, we don't know much about this one yet, well except that Haifa Wehbe plays the role of a con-artist. But as habit goes, the character will probably be called Karma and there will be a bunch of men who want to take advantage of her. It's also quite possible (still guessing) that she'll end up out-maneuvering them and accumulate immense wealth somehow. You go Karma!

Director: Hala Khalil

Showing On: CBC, Saudi TV Channel

Taye3

Cast: Mai Ezz ElDin, Khaled Selim, Ahmed Hatem, Maha Ahmed, Razan Maghrabi 

Director: Ahmed Shafik

Cast: Gamal Soliman, Sabreen, Mahmoud Abdelmoghny, Kamal Abo Raya, Menna Fadaly

Showing On: Mbc Masr

Rob3 Roomy (Quarter a Kilo of Cheese)

Cast: Sulaf Fawakherji, Nidal ElShafei, Hussein Fahmy, Salah Abdallah, Sabrin

Director: Ahmed Khaled Moussa

In Dokki, 6th of October, Heliopolis and New Cairo, these are the city's best nurseries. [...]

The hardships and struggles which are typically encountered by women in Upper Egypt are captured in this Ramadan drama starring Ruby. No further details on the plot have been made public.

Bel-Hagm El-3a2ely (Family Sized)

Manteqa Moharrama (Forbidden Place) 

Showing On: DMC

Showing On: El Nahar

Cast: Nelly Karim, Hisham Selim, Basma, Mohamed Mamdouh

The whereabouts and status of Sheikha Latifa bin Rashed, one of the ruler of Dubai's 30 children, are a concerning mystery. [...]

Director: Mohamed Salama

Cast: Rouby, Sawsan Badr, Mohamed Farrag, Arwa Gouda, Ahmed Dawood, Mahmoud El-Bezawy

Sukk Ala Ekhwatak (Lock Up Your Sisters)

After a centuries long ban, Christian residents will now be able to openly practice their faith in the kingdom. [...]

Qanon Omar (Omar’s Law)

Director: Hosny Saleh

Director: Mohamed Bekeer

Cast: Hany Salama, Stephanie Saleeba, Ibrahim Nasr, Mona Abdelghani, Afaf Shoeib

Showing On: CBC

Director: Khairy Beshara

Dhafer L'abidine and Amina Khalil are starring on the same show this Ramadan - is there anything more to say? FINE, if you must know, the screen-play is an Egyptianised version, set in the 1940s, of the events of a Spanish novel titled Eugenie De Monte Cottessa, which is the story of a Spanish-born woman who became the empress of France centuries ago.

Showing On: Al Nahar  

 

This drama-thriller examines a number of social issues concerning youth; issues which eventually lead to poverty, disenfranchisement, and terrorism. 

Mamnou3 El-Eqterab Aw El-Tasweer (Restricted Area)

Director: Raouf Abdelaziz

Director: Wael Ehsan

Director: Ahmed Saleh

Cast: Mohamed Ramadan, Dorra, Sayed Ragab, Wafaa Amer, Dina, Mahmoud El-LeithyDirector: Yasser SamyShowing On: DMC, Dubai Channel

The plot is centered around the character of a girl who can forsee the future through her dreams. Like, she actually dreams of future events before they occur. Too spooky for Ramadan? Mai Ezz-El Din thinks not. 

Showing On: CBC, Abu Dhabi 

Ard El-Nefaq (Land of Hypocrisy)

Director: Ramy Emam

Cast: Yehia El-Fakharany, Mervat Amin, Yousra El Lozy, Ahmed Magdy, Ramzy Lehner

Cast: Amr Youssef, Seba Mubarak, Amr Abdelgeleel, Soheir El-Morshedy, Mai El-Gheity, Ahmed Dash

 

Cast: Yasser Galal. Nour, Mohamed Riad, Hassan Hosny, Rogina, Dina

Cast: Mohamed Heneidy, Hana Shiha, Dalal Abdelaziz, Poussy

Director: Amr Salama

Uber are planning a new operation set to serve all of Egypt’s governorates. [...]

Director: Mahmoud Karim

Showing On: On E

Sana Amanat’s Ms. Marvel has been a source of inspiration and tolerance ever since her 2013 comic debut. [...]

Director: Hossam Ali

Cast: Zeina, Fathy Abdelwahab, Mohamed Shahin, Nesrine Amin

Showing On: AlHayat TV Channel

Director: Hany Khalifa

Cast: Mostafa Khater, Hala Fakhr, Bayoumi Fouad, Edward, Merna Gamal

Showing On: On E

Amr Waqe3 (Matter of Fact) 

Showing On: TBC

Aho Da Elli Sar (That’s What Happened)

Director: Ibrahim Fakhr