Audiences regret watching Ruby's film

Published July 5th, 2004 - 02:00 GMT

Contrary to all expectations, Egyptian singer Ruby's first film debut proved to be a big failure ranking in last place among all summer films. The film, which is directed by Sharif Sabri, hardly made any profits unlike the two films "Tito", by Ahmad Al Saqqa, which ranked in the number one spot and "Khalti Faranca" for Muna Zaki ranking in second place. 

 

According to the Egyptian daily, Al Masa, Ruby's new movie [Saba3 Wara'at Kotcheena] was screened without any special screening to critics and media. Cinema houses owners revealed that the film did not make its expected profits with six screening in one cinema reached only 1450 EGP and four screening in another reached only 900 EGP. It was added that only teenage males were witnessed going to see the film, due to their infatuation with Ruby, who is considered to be one of the most seductive singers. 

 

Some audience revealed that after they watched the film, they regretted buying the tickets stressing it was a total waste of time. It was stated that the film held no significant meaning and was simply a silly one that is not worth watching. 

 

Director of Egyptian singer Ruby’s upcoming film (Sabi’ Warak Qusheeh), Sharif Sabri, has decided to postpone the release of the film, which is scheduled for screening on the 23rd of this month, until he returns from his trip to Belgium. The director revealed that he wants to supervise over all the alterations the Egyptian Censorship Committee demanded before the film is released to the public.  

 

Around 52 cinema houses have been reserved for the screening of the film, because the director believed it will find great success due to the participation of Ruby. An advertisement campaign was launched on different satellite and television channels, in addition to posters around Egypt.  

 

Ruby had lost eight kilos for her role in the film, which marked her first leading role. Ruby underwent a strict diet to loose the weight limiting herself to eating only soup for three weeks.  

 

Sharif had decided to postpone the release of the film, which was scheduled for screening on the 23rd of June, until he returned from his trip to Belgium. The director revealed that he wanted to supervise over all the alterations the Egyptian Censorship Committee demanded before the film is released to the public. 

 

The Censorship Committee had deleted seventeen scenes and three songs out of six, marking the first time throughout history that this many scenes are deleted. Dr. Madkour Thabet, head of the Censorship, announced that he supports the decision of the member of the Censorship especially after he watched the film himself and considered it harmful to public safety and social values. –Albawaba.com  

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