Egyptian film 'Mawlana' to stir controversy with its Sheikh-bashing plot

Published February 25th, 2016 - 09:52 GMT
Egyptian actor Amr Saad expects his film 'Mawlana' to raise controversy when it's released. (Forsannet.com)
Egyptian actor Amr Saad expects his film 'Mawlana' to raise controversy when it's released. (Forsannet.com)
Actor Amr Saad is excited about his new movie "Mawlana", to be completed this month, but expects it will raise controversy as it depicts the lives of sheikhs and their relationship with their constituents. 
 
Directed by Magdy Ahmed Ali, the film's poster showcases Saad alongside a sentence reading: “There’s more than 120,000 preachers in Egypt's mosques. This is the story of one of them.”
 
Along with Saad, several other actors take part in the movie, including Dorra, Bayyoumi Fouad, Ahmed Magdy, Reham Haggag, Sabry Fawaz, Lotfy Labib, Iman al-Assi and Ahmed Rateb. The script was written by writer Ibrahim Eissa.
 
Saad earlier told Al-Masry Al-Youm that he plays the character of Sheikh Hatem. The movie shows lives of several sheikhs and calls for renewing religious discourse. He added that the movie will be shown in several countries, including China, Malaysia and Latin America.
 
No time has been set for showing the movie, he said.

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