From comedy to light drama to social drama to action series, Ramadan programming this year will cover a variety of genres.
Zee Alwan, an Indian Arabian cable satellite television channel owned and operated by Zee Entertainment, has announced six original Arabic content for the month of Ramadan.
Zee Alwan will broadcast a bouquet of handpicked content of diverse genres originating from GCC, Egypt, Syria and Lebanon and featuring some of the most renowned stars in the region for the Ramadan season this year.
The programming line-up includes various genres, from comedy to light drama, social drama, action series and more.
Egyptian action romantic series Malaf Serri, starring Hani Salama with a big group of famous stars like Maged El Masry, Aisha Ben Ahmed, Merhan Hussein, Edward and others. Taking place in 2013, the series highlights one of the major issues of money laundry and illegal trade in Egypt during the era before the revolution and how one of Egypt’s honourable judges addressed it and dedicated himself to exposing this network and bringing them to justice.
Egyptian drama Rageen Ya Hawa is starring the international actor Khaled Al Nabawy, who was last seen in a guest appearance on Netflix’s original Finding Ola. Other stars include Nour, Hana Shiha, Anoushka, Wafaa Amer, Ahmed Bedeir and many more. Rageen Ya Hawa is written by Osama Anwar Okasha. The series revolves around Baligh, who returns to Egypt from Europe after debt piles up. His return reveals a lot of hatred and jealousy among his family members, so he finds himself trying to reunite the family and igniting their love for each other, again.
Pan-Arab series, Thil, will feature Elite Arab stars AbdelMenem Amayri, Jamal Soliman, Youssef Al Khal, Jessi Abdo, Kinda Hanna and more. This series is about Jalal, who is perfectly described as a shadow whose features are vague but capable of controlling everybody’s moves. Jalal, is an attractive 40-year-old man with a charming personality, who owns a large law firm that defends law, but not justice!
Syrian modern social drama Ma’ Waqf Al Tanfeez, features a group of A-list Syrian stars including Abbas Al Nouri, Ghassan Massoud, Sulaf Fawakhirji, Safaa Sultan, Shukran Murtaja, Sabah Al Jazaeri and many more. Filled with suspense, the story addresses the lives of several individuals from different social classes after their return to Haret al-Attarin years after their departure, which was caused by war.
Khaleeji dramedy Kayd El Hareem has an added Egyptian twist, featuring a group of top famous Khaleeji stars, Hanadi Al Kandari, Jassem Al Nabhan, Abdullah Al Talihi, Abdel Imam Abdullah, Mohammed Al Haddad, Rawan Al Ali alongside Egyptian star Rogena, who returns to a comedy role after years. In a comic setting, Rogena plays the role of a widowed woman who marries a man in his sixties after the death of her husband. Her new marriage turns her into a step-mother to two daughters and a married son, who keep setting plots to win over her, but to their luck, they always fail.
Comedy series, Maktoob Alaya, will star famous comedy actor & singer Akram Hosni, together with Amr Abdel Gelil, Ayten Amer and a group of popular guest stars, such as Bayoumi Fouad. Akram Hosni plays the role of Galal, a crushed young man who has his life changed after meeting an old man, who wipes his hand over Galal’s arm with an enchanted substance. Ever since this incident, Galal wakes up to a strange surprise of words written on his arm which turn out to be the events that will happen to him throughout his day, until one day he wakes up to find words about him dying.