Egyptian folk-singer Hakim recently signed a contract with the Alam El Phan Production Company, who will produce the soundtrack to his new movie “Ali Spicy.”
The Melody music channel, owned by Alam El Phan, has already begun airing songs and mobile ring tones for Hakim, in addition to advertisements for his upcoming appearances.
Tough some film critics described Hakim’s acting as poor, they added that since this was the actor's first film, it could nonetheless be considered a success.
The film, produced by the Arab Company for Production and Distribution, played only briefly at select theaters, and reportedly did not generate more that 250 thousand Egyptian pounds. Hakim hopes his new CD will compensate for the financial losses of his film.
The film tells the story of Ali, a medical student and singer who attempts to heal his patents with music.
Ali is from Saeed, a conservative part of Egypt, and must therefore lie to his father about why he has not completed his medical degree. He tells his father that he is already a practicing a doctor, when in reality, Ali continues to seek stardom as a singer.
Hakim declined a generous offer from the Rotana Production Company, choosing instead to work with the Egyptian production company.