Mohsen Zayed.. Scriptwriter excelled in transforming literary novels into dramas.. Pictures


Today marks the 77th anniversary of the birth of one of the most famous screenwriters and dialogue writers in Egyptian cinema and television, writer Mohsen Zayed, who was born on this day August 23, 1944, and presented about 16 works between cinema and drama. He leaves his own mark in the world of Egyptian cinema and drama.

What distinguished the scriptwriter Mohsen Zayed most from others is his ability to process a large number of literary works, and transform them into cinematic and television works with great skill, the most prominent of which are:

“The Malatili Bath”

Scriptwriter Mohsen Zayed transformed the novel “The Bath of Malatili” by the writer Ismail Wali Al-Din into a movie of the same name directed by Salah Abu Seif and starring Shams Al-Baroudi, Youssef Shaaban and Muhammad Al-Arabi.

The film tells about the young Ahmed, who was displaced from his hometown to Cairo to look for work in addition to studying, and a love story arose between him and the girl of the night, Naima, and she hopes to live with him a clean life. Until circumstances force him to return to his city again.

Sakka is dead

Mohsen Zayed adapted the story of the movie “Al-Sakka is Matt” from a story of the same name by Youssef Al-Sibai, starring Farid Shawqi, Ezzat Al-Alayli, Shwekar and directed by Salah Abu Seif.

The events revolve in Al-Hussainiya neighborhood around 1921, about Shousha Al-Sakka, who is very afraid of death because for him he robs loved ones, and he has taken his wife from him. Shousha meets Shehata, who later learns that he is an assistant who is raising him, so he pessimizes about him, and Shehata dies.

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heart of the night

The name Mohsen Zayed has always been associated with the name of the international writer Naguib Mahfouz, as he presented a number of his literary works in Egyptian drama, and he was one of the few who were able to understand Mahfouz’s philosophy of existence, including the novel “The Heart of the Night”, which he turned into a movie starring Farid Shawqi, Nour al-Sharif and Hala. Sedqi and directed by Atef Al-Tayeb.

The story revolves around (Jaafar), who is alienated from the control of his grandfather, and he revolts against him, and marries the shepherd (Marwana) to be expelled by the grandfather from his palace, and he cannot manage his and Marwana’s livelihood, so he leaves her and marries the wealthy lady (Huda), who spends on him, to find himself In a struggle to prove himself.

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The night of Fatima’s arrest

About “Zayed”, the wonderful writer Sakina Fouad, “The Night of the Arrest of Fatima” into a television series, starring Ferdous Abdel Hamid, Hala Sedky and Farouk El-Fishawy, and directed by Mohamed Fadel.

Its events revolve around a young man who accuses his sister (Fatima) of being insane and sends a group from the mental hospital to arrest her, taking advantage of his political position. aggression.

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Morning and evening talk

He was able to present the story of Naguib Mahfouz, “The Morning and Evening Talk”, very professionally in the drama, and starring a large group of art stars, including Laila Elwi, Abla Kamel, Dalal Abdel Aziz, Dalal Abdel Aziz, Ahmed Maher and Khaled Al-Nabawi, directed by Ahmed Saqr.

The work deals with the social and political history of Egypt through three personalities and the branching of its sons and grandsons and follows their struggles, social roles, human relationship and different attitudes towards life and the homeland through the direct effects of economic interests on the relationships between the characters through intertwined dramatic lines.

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