In Ramadan 2022, the series “Raj’in Ya Hawa” bore the name of the late Egyptian screenwriter Osama Anwar Okasha, owner of famous works such as “Layali Al Helmiya” and “Zizinia” and others, which raised the audience’s surprise at first , then a lot of nostalgia for the past and works of this writer on whom generations grew up.
The “Raj’in Ya Hawa” series was actually written by Osama Anwar Okasha, but young writer Muhammad Suleiman Abdul Malik was the one who wrote the screenplay and dialogue, while Muhammad Salama directed it, starring Khaled Al-Nabawi, and here Shiha . , Nour, Wafa Amer and Anushka among a large number of young actors and girls.
The events of the series “Raj’in Ya Hawa” revolve around Baligh Abu El-Hana / Khaled El-Nabawy, an Egyptian man living in Romania, who loses all his money in a failed business project and owes a lot of big in front of a gangster, and fall into his hands, so he is no longer in front of him. The only solution is to return to Egypt and seek his inheritance lost after the death of his two older brothers, to whom the late father entrusted the inheritance to younger brother Bligh.
Bligh returns to Cairo to find the broken family. Each of the incompatible wives of the two brothers decided to declare war on the other and the giant palace split in two, dividing the two cousins by all the material and psychological methods to create. a hostility that prevents Bligh from achieving his goal in his inheritance from his father in peace.
Baligh is involved in efforts to bring some peace to these intertwined family relationships, with the help of the youngest members of both families, daughter “Walaa / Salma Abu Deif” and her cousin “Tariq / Noor Al-Nabawi”, while Baligh’s emotional life itself is full of similar chaos.Between his old relationship with “Farida / Hana Shiha”, which did not end well and he left it the wedding night and the lie that psychiatrist “Maggie / Noor” shared with to when she. told her parents that he was her fiancé to prevent them from pressuring her to choose a groom.
The traces of Osama Anwar Okasha in the series “Raj’in Ya Hawa” can not be ignored. The plot that relies on the contrast between different lifestyles is one of his repeated engagements in his previous works. For the character of the wise old man who adheres to the family heritage and lives in the arms of the old Al-Gamaliya neighborhood, refusing to give up his past, which we see here in the character of an eloquent uncle “Jaber Abu Al-Hana / Ahmed Badir “, in addition. in the neighborhood itself, which represents a part of the history of Old Cairo.
This is certainly in addition to the impossible love story between the two cousins ”Tariq” and “Walaa”, whose families hold negative feelings towards each other, which aggravates the relationship from the very beginning. Does not this story remind us of “Ali” Ibn Salim Pasha, and “Zahra” bint Suleiman Pasha in the series Nights Helmya?
Baligh Abu Al-Hana, with his personality seeking trouble, tending to fail and leaving emotional relationships unresolved is a common example of Osama’s other old Anwar Okasha characters, the most famous of whom is “Hassan” in the Arabesque series. middle-aged man who clings to abstract ideas and principles, and fails in every possible way in his life. His realism and love life is a chaos of feelings and women rushing for his love and he does not know to choose between them and celibacy.
Nostalgia for the past can ruin its beauty
The world of “Osama Anwar Okasha” may have been ideal for some at the time his works appeared, but bringing these characters to the present time and trying to adapt them to another era made them look more dramatically fragile. , so modern. time does not endure these complications that can be resolved in a quiet session, nor are Uncle Xhaber’s ideals suitable for the 21st century or his viewers.
The works of Osama Anwar Okasha seemed distinct in their time, but with any careful study in the present era, we would find in them many technical errors, such as stereotypical characters that rarely develop even after 5 full seasons, and the dialogue that depends on moral clichés repeated from one work to another, and therefore the repetition of These flaws seems illogical in light of the industry development that occurs naturally and that the writer of the series is a young boy with his mark through which he can breathe. life at work.
This conflict between time and work did not stop only with the characters and their ideas, but also artistically, we find that the episodes of the series, some of which lasted 40 minutes and at a very smooth pace and with few events. , seemed to be lying in the light of an era when a large percentage of viewers watched this series on electronic platforms, predicting multiple events in each episode, while watching a work that could not be related to their time or manner usual of his gaze.
Multi-generational dramas such as “Layali Al Helmeya” and the series “Raj’in Ya Hawa” need new talent who can support older actors and bring them to life, and here these talents are mainly represented in Salma Abu Deif and Nour Al-Nabawi, and unfortunately neither of them could do that, but rather from the beginning, their performance is very fabricated, as if it were a weak parody of the beginnings of love stories in movies old in which the popular proverb “There is no love until after enmity” is widely used.
After all, the series “Rajyin Ya Hawa” is a work that tried to attract an audience of another time, hoping to present a work similar to the old series in which the generation of the eighties and nineties grew up , but could not play this role, or find a foothold among competing works in the Ramadan season. 2022.