I will not live in the shadow of my father

The series “I will not live in my father’s gown” still remains in the mind with its simple characters and events with a human dimension, as it is a wonderful artistic icon who is on the throne of the most important works on an Arab level sit. drama.

Starring the late Nour al-Sharif, who excelled with his artistic genius in the role of a self-made “Abdul Ghafour al-Bura’i” who climbed the doctrine of life from the extremes of poverty and distress to the extreme levels of wealth and wealth.

Ihsan Abdul Quddus excelled in writing the general framework of the novel “I will not live in my father’s clothes”, but the creativity was completed with the staff who managed Abdul Ghafour Al-Borai’s work with unparalleled professionalism suggest journey from poverty to wealth.

And we must not forget the creative screenwriter “Mustafa Muharram” and his presentation of dialogues with great cultural richness, which firstly reflects his deep understanding of the culture of the simple Egyptian street and the struggle for existence, and secondly, his ability to extract the human side from the simple words of the people, and present it in the form of judgment, sermons and a high-level philosophy of life In the words of the heroes of the series.

Muharram played the role of the unknown soldier in this beautiful dramatic masterpiece, and if it were not for his professionalism in creating dialogues, the series would have lost much of its luster.

When you watch the series, you will find that you learn lessons in the life and culture of society, how people think, talk, dress and eat, what are the protocols and customs of marriage, and how the social roles between men and women are divided.

The series was a social and cultural document for the simple Egyptian society, but the anthropological and cultural aspects do not interfere with or clash with the course of events, and here lies the professionalism of the staff.

Director Ahmed Tawfik excelled in conveying the most accurate details of Egyptian life, however small. Present in the series, but it does not clash with the drama.

The events of the series take place in the waste market, which represents a theater and arena of conflict between human values ​​and principles, and between the values ​​and beliefs of the market, how human feelings lived in the midst of the ambitions of the market and interested parties.

The struggle of good and evil, or the logic of human feelings with the logic of market and advantage, began in the first meeting between Abdel Ghafour and the koshary seller Fatima, who offered the passion of love above advantage when she admiration for him in spite of his extreme poverty, to the extent that he did not find a livelihood and a place to sleep, he slept in a scrap warehouse In the Hajj agency «Ibrahim Sardinah».

Abdel Ghafour’s relationship with Fatima bore the title: “Behind every great man is a woman.” She helped him in his difficult life journey, and gave him free koshary before their marriage, and helped him get a simple room to sleep in instead of a warehouse.

One of the wonderful characters in the work is Hajj “Ibrahim Sardinah”, one of the great traders of Al-Balah Agency, whose performance was played by the creative actor Abdul Rahman Abu Zahra. This character was not among the characters of Ihsan Abdul Quddus’ novel, but was invented by Mustafa Muharram and has in it his clever touches, and she was one of the most amazing characters, And her beauty was completed by Abu Zahra’s compelling actions.

Ibrahim Sardinah was the spiritual father of Abdul Ghafoor, and with the advice and instructions of Hajj Sardinah and the feelings of kindness and fatherhood he bestowed on Abdul Ghafoor, he was able to make his way into the world of wealth. The character of Hajj Ibrahim represents a human model in the arena of fierce competition in the scrap market, due to the human feelings he has towards the poor, specifically towards Abdel Ghafour, the boy in the agency.

On the other hand, the series features the character of “Morsi”, the main worker in the agency of Hajj Ibrahim, who tried to insult Abdel Ghafour’s reputation because he gained the trust and sympathy of the owner of the agency, and tried to spoil the relationship between them in various ways, so that Mahfouz, the son of the agency owner, deliberately humiliated and insulted Abdel Ghafour as a result of the incitement of Morsi, while Mahfouz treated him as a son and a porter in his father ‘s agency handle, or just a “Jerboa”, as he always says in the description of Abdul Ghafour.

Amid the competition on the scrap market square, feelings begin a furious battle with the utilitarian market values, and Abdul Ghafour marries a kosher salesman after setting up his own scrap shop, and divorces his spiritual father, Hajj Sardinah, who has given. him support, guidance and paternal sympathy until he made his way in the world of the market.We forget his wife, Fatima, who supported him in the days of sadness and poverty until he established his empire in the world of business and finance has.

Abdul Ghafour has four daughters (Sunni, Bahira, Nafisa and Nazira) and his only son (Abdul-Wahhab) The father’s great wealth, and this is well understood by the gifted father, so he tried to protect his daughters against the greed and greed of future men and to increase their human value by setting complex conditions for the future man.

Abdul Ghafour always repeated the saying (with the satisfaction of God), or (according to the rules), as if the weapons of religion and custom would protect his daughters from the logic of the market and the relentless pursuit of wealth, even if by intermarriage and marriage ..

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