Emirati comedy movie Rashid & Rajab to see Eid release
Eid is usally the time both Bollywood and Middle East cinema like to release new movies. But Bollywood cinema aside, Emirati cinema will soon see a new comedy movie released during Eid this year.
Image Nation Abu Dhabi has revealed it will release its upcoming Emirati feature comedy Rashid & Rajab in cinemas across the region on Eid Al Fitr in June.
Arabian Business reports that this movie was filmed in Dubai and this is the first live-action feature film from Emirati director Mohammed Saeed Harib. He's best known as the creator of the iconic animated TV series Freej.
The family-friendly comedy follows wealthy Emirati executive Rashid (Marwan Abdullah Saleh) and carefree Egyptian fast-food deliveryman Rajab (Shadi Alfons), who switch bodies after a freak accident on their way to work.
Here's a first look at the film.
Emirati actor Marwan Abdullah Saleh makes his feature film acting debut after being named as one of Screen International magazine’s Arab Stars of Tomorrow, while his co-star is played by Egyptian comedian actor Alfons, the star of Saturday Night Live Arabia.