Did you know that your nose becomes engorged with blood when you lie and this causes a tingly or itchy sensation which requires a nose rub to soothe it? Yehia Rashed , the shrewd psychiatrist, narrator, and main character. Yehia tells his story the day he received the dismissal warning letter from Abbasiya Mental Hospital that disrupted his 5 years of voluntary oblivion. One of the inmates was his old friend Sherif Elkordy , a psychiatrist too ironically, who had been accused of murdering his wife Basma —shoved naked off the 30th floor! Ahmed Mourad, author of Vertigo and Diamond Dust , is a well-read Egyptian novelist and photographer.
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The novel was translated into 3 languages by different publishing houses, in The novel won the Mediterranean award in from Italy. It's in the process of being made into a movie in with the same name, Turab el Mass. The story begins with the protagonist Taha who is living a normal boring life, and works as a medical representative at a pharmaceuticals company. Until a mysterious murder occurs that changed his entire life. A year later, it was shortlisted for the Arabic Booker award in A story about a psychiatrist named Yehia who returns to his job in El-Abbaseya hospital after five years of drop-out to find that his college mate Sherif just arrived for mental and psychological evaluation for being accused of murdering his own wife.
Trying to help him, Yehia unravels mysteries he never thought existed in this world. Mourad was initially going to write it as a novel before he decided to make it as a theatrical film. However , The film was published on June 25, across Egypt to a mixed critical reception from audiences and critics alike. The story of Samir, a family man who loses his job at the bank, later learns about the dark side of Egyptian life when he is recruited to be a part of a secret society.
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Ahmed Mourad speaks about 'Blue Elephant' sequel, his novels, life
Latest NEWS. Friday June 5, CAIRO - 17 March Ahmed Mourad is perhaps the most popular author for an entire generation that has, over the past decade, increasingly grown anticipation for his books and films adapted from his work. After 10 years of literary production; what is the difference between your first novel and your last one? I enjoy my journey. It is a huge responsibility; the number of readers has massively increased, the coming generations are more aware of the significance of reading as parents now understand how reading is so essential to their children.
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The film talks about a man called Yehia, who unwillingly comes out of isolation after five years, to resume his service in El-Abbaseya psychiatric hospital, where he is in charge of evaluating the mental health of the criminally insane. Al Fil Al Azraq 2. According to Ahmed Mourad, writer of the Arabic novel, the book and the film hold two different endings. Director Marwan Hamed proposed a change in the closing scene of the movie to allow the film to adapt and satisfy a large mass of audience. The Blue Elephant received mixed reviews but performed well in the Egyptian Box-office during Eid time. The film did not follow the formula of the recent slew of Egyptian comedies, yet it managed to win over audiences across the Arab region. The film gained up to 30 million Egyptian pounds, which is approximately 4.