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Mona Zaki and Rahma Ahmed to Collaborate for First Time


Fri 07 Jun 2024 | 02:55 PM
Mona Zaki and Rahma Ahmed
Mona Zaki and Rahma Ahmed
Yara Sameh

Mona Zaki and Rahma Ahmed are working together for the first time in an untitled light comedy film. It is set to be released sometime later in 2025.

Zaki is currently busy with her upcoming Umm Kulthum biopic "El Set".

Marwan Hamed is directing the pic from a script by Ahmed Mourad. The film comes as a part of the "Big Time" Investment Fund that aims to raise the quality of Arabic content and filmmaking.

The fund is sponsored by the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture. It invests in the most important Saudi, Gulf, and Arab films by the biggest stars of the Arab world. 

Umm Kulthum

Born on December 31, 1898, Umm Kulthum has no equivalent among singers in the world and represented the soul of the pan-Arab world for decades.

Her potent contralto, which could blur gender in its lower register, conveyed breathtaking emotional range in complex songs that, across theme and wildly-ornamented variations, could easily last an hour.

Her death on February 3, 1975, brought millions into the Cairo streets to mourn, and while her influence among Arab singers is incalculable, it extended far beyond it.