The new drama series “Sharaf Fatah Al Bab” (Sharaf Opened the Door) starring the famous Egyptian actor Yehya Al Fakharni is said to be the most marketed drama series during this holy month of Ramadan.
The series bought the most advertising time on the Egyptian television channel and on all other satellite channels.
The marketing profits have reached $US5 million American dollars and the series is being aired on 8 different satellite channels in addition to the Egyptian television channel.
Al Fakharani is at the top of the list of actors paid the most for their roles in television drama series. This year Al Fakharani’s salary reached 5 million Egyptian pounds for his role in “Sharaf Fatah Al Bab.”
The production cost for the series reach 19 million Egyptian pounds.
Al Fakharani plays the role of a worker in a storage department for a government company. He is surprised to see the company being sold to private sector. After the company is sold he is asked to take an early retirement, yet he must continue to work to pay for his children’s education.
He then makes an agreement with the company’s manager to steal 15 million Egyptian pounds, and he gets to keep 2 million pounds for himself. He gets caught and goes to prison and when he finishes his sentence he come out a different person.
The series was criticized. Many viewers claimed they could not figure out the ending of the first episode.
The series was written by Muhammad Jalal Abed Al Qowa and directed by Rasha Sharbatji.
The series also stars Hala Fakher, Muhammad Lutfi, Buthayna Rashwan, and Amirah Hani.