Keed El Nessa: Feisty Ramadan Drama
When you think about it for a second, the frenzy caused by Ramadan TV shows is actually quite peculiar. Both the most active film stars and most docile celebrity names crawl out of the woodwork to find a TV slot sometime between fetar and sohour. InÂ Keed El Nessa, two heavyweights â of a particular kind â clash in a series that was panned long before Ramadan started.
The sight ofÂ Fifi Abdou and Somaya El Khashab singing at each otherÂ in a duet-come-stand-off in the show’s adverts had many eyes rolling. The verbal sparring between the characters did create a buzz, and although few would admit it; the image of these two alpha females going at each other in any context had some thinking âhmmm’ and others licking their lips. If anything, it would be one of those train-wreck projects that you just had to see.
Judging from the first week of its airing, though;Â Keid El NessaÂ isn’t all that bad. Abdou plays Kidahom, a powerful âme’alema’ â an honorary godfather-like figure â in a poorCairo neighborhood and an overbearing wife to Hanafi (Bedeir), who owns a bakery, through which she yields her influence on the neighborhood, while also using it as a front to secretly sell drugs.
Enter Safeya (Khashab); an out-of-towner who comes to the neighborhood to make a living. She starts working at another bakery owned by Kidahom’s main competitor and rival, âme’alim’ Adawi (Khalil), and begins to attract more customers to her bakery on account of her superior quality of flour and not her come-hither eyes, much to the annoyance of Kidahom. As the series progresses, we learn more about Safeya’s troubled past and revenge plot against Kidahom for stealing her father away years ago and leaving her and her mother to a life of poverty.
Keid El NessaÂ does in fact have two of the most important elements in making a Ramadan TV series; fast-paced storytelling and decent acting. Before you throw your hands up in the air in disbelief; hear us out. Fifi Abdou and Somaya El Khashab aren’t the most able actors around, to say the least. However, with these characters they’re in their element. As we said, they aren’t the best, but they’re good at what they do. Their portrayal of these matriarchs and strong women in a lower class setting is as interesting and engaging as it is clichÃ©d.
All in all, this is really a show for fans of the Abdou and El Khashab, and this is only really an unoriginal yet comfortable series to watch. Don’t expect anything innovative about the series, and there are a number of better shows available for your viewing pleasure.
Libya : NATO KILLED 85 CIVILIANS, WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN LIBYA! Zlitan Ramadan massacre [08. August 2011.] via Lizzie Phelan: 85 people in a refugee centre in Zlitan were massacred in the early hours of this morning by NATO cowards in the sky. These are people who have fled the pro NATO rebels in Misrata and other areas and are mainly CHILDREN. NATO’s bombing and sanctions campaign has failed to make the people submit it has made them more determined to fight. The martyrdom of many more Libyans this morning will worsen the impending hell that is looming for the west. RIP to all the martyrs ———- The reality is that they want to empty the Libyan area so they can access the rebels. Obviously for these people is normal like eating to kill people. History never forgive those responsiblity for these atrocities and will be remembered for shame of his descendants. by Leonor —- NATO committed a new massacre in this holly month”Ramadan”, and this massacre coincided with the prayer time in Majer area “Zliten”,where the US helicopter shots down by our brave army on 21 June 2011 — The head of Libya’s rebel movement has sacked the entire executive committee which functions as a cabinet. It follows the assasination of the commander of opposition forces last month. Members of the National Transitional Council, Libya’s highest rebel authority, support the re-shuffle saying they hope it will stem any crisis in their ranks. Meanwhile, NATO is continues its attacks on the country …
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