It’s Time to Kill The “Mosalsalat Do not Represent Egyptian Society” Argument

It’s Time to Kill The “Mosalsalat Do not Represent Egyptian Society” Argument

Idealists have been spamming my timeline recently with long Facebook posts and essay – like rants surrounding how this year’s Ramadan mosalsalat are not aligned nor reflective of Egyptian society’s values and traditions.   One mosalsal that is being particularly mentioned a lot in these kinds of rant-y posts is ‘La Totfe2 El Shams’. This is […]

The Most Brilliant Actor This Ramadan is Hands down Bassel Khayyat

The Most Brilliant Actor This Ramadan is Hands down Bassel Khayyat

By Youssef Wael

While everyone’s overwhelmed with ‘La totfe2 el shams’ and its cast, there is a brilliant Syrian actor – Bassel Khayyat – who is literally slaying his performance.   When we all saw the promos and the humongous ads and banners, we went yaaaay because Asser Yassin is having his own show this Ramadan. Although Yassin […]

Is Bassel El-Khayat Trying Too Hard to Be the Egyptian Joker?

Is Bassel El-Khayat Trying Too Hard to Be the Egyptian Joker?

by Farah Andil

  Two years ago, actor Bassel El-Khayat won my heart as he played the villain in Taree’i. This year, however, I’m quite skeptical about his performance in Talateen Yoom.   Is he trying too hard to be the Egyptian joker this Ramadan? Here are five moments where El-Khayat made me feel awkward.     “I laaaahv jaaa3z music”      […]