“Kira & El Gin” has continued to dominate the domestic box office and garnered EGP 100 million in revenues so far.
The star-studded film, which is currently on release in Egypt and the rest of the Arab world, has been shattering records since it opened on June 30. The film grossed EGP 26.5 million in the first week of release.
“Kira & El Gin” is expected to become the highest-grossing film in the history of Egyptian cinema and surpass “The Blue Elephant 2″(EGP 104 million), and “Welad Rizk 2” (EGP 101 million), at the end of the week.
“Kira & El Gin” features a star-studded cast that includes Karim Abdel Aziz, Ahmed Ezz, Hend Sabry, Sayed Ragab, Asma Abul Yazeid, Ahmed Malek, Huda El Mufti, Aly Kassem, and others.
Abdel Aziz portrays a doctor called Ahmed Abdel Hay, who goes by the nickname Ahmed Kira, a real person who was present during the occupation.
During the events, he meets with Abdel Qader Shehata Al-Gin (Ezz) and they become close friends and decide to team up against the British occupation.
The film is written by Ahmed Mourad, directed by Marwan Hamed, and produced by the Synergy Production company.
The film is a thought-provoking, fast-paced, information-packed historical fiction set to the actual events of a significant era in Egypt’s history.
It recounts the life of Egyptians during the British occupation of Egypt from 1919 to 1924 and follows their resistance against the occupation.
The film also depicted the role of the Egyptian uprising through the lives of diverse characters that include famous and obscure historical figures as well as fictional characters.