File - "El Feel-el Azra’a" poster.
CAIRO – 28 July 2019: The Egyptian movie "El Feel-el Azra’a" (The Blue Elephant Part 2) achieved booming success, generating revenues of LE 12.3 million in 72 hours only.
The long-awaited film promo has recorded more than 9 million views, and was met with an enthusiastic interaction from the anticipating audience.
Famed Egyptian actor Karim Abdel Aziz appears in the promo fighting with beloved star Nelly Karim, stirring a lot of curiosity about the events of the new movie.
Part 2 stars the same cast of the first movie, led by director Marwan Hamed and author Ahmed Mourad. Tunisian actress HendSabry and Asma Sherif Mounir also join the cast, along with Zafer el-Abdeen and Eyad Nassar as guests of honor.
Produced by Synergy, the sequel follows a huge success of the first part, which grossed more than LE35 million when released in 2014, a record number in the last decade in Egyptian cinema.
The first movie tells the story of Yehia, a psychiatrist who returns to Al-Abbasiya mental hospital after 5years of self-imposed isolation, where he meets an old friend with a dark past and uncovers many surprises that turn his life upside down.
The events develop in a drama, horror, mystery context. Part 2 takes place 5 years later, as Dr. Yehia has married Lobna, played by Karim, and is summoned to the Department of Dangerous Cases.
The films are adapted from Ahmed Mourad's best-selling book of the same name that was released in 2012. The book was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) in 2014.