Egyptian comedy A Stand Worthy Man (Waafet Reggala) is proving to be a massive hit in Saudi Arabia, and is still the number one film in the country in its 12th week, with a cumulative box office more than $14million (SAR 52,625,412) in 12 weeks.
The third film from director Ahmed El-Gendy, the film (which also opened in Egypt in mid-January) is about four old friends - Maged El-Kedwany as businessman Shohdy; Sayed Ragab as Adel, who has recently lost his wife; Bayoumi Fouad as old sailor Azayzi, and Sherief El-Desouky as retired civil servant Hussein - who are reunited for a trip to the coast of the Red Sea in Egypt.
To aid Adel through his sorrow of his wife’s death, his three old friends take him on a trip to a seaside resort owned by Shohdy where they are soon involved in a series of amusing moments that see them confronted by some life truths. They are also joined at the resort by Shohdy’s assistant Mahy, played by Amina Khalil. The film is scripted by Haitham Dabbour.
According to Yasser Moheb in Ahromonline:” Though the plot does not surprise with its originality, it pleases us with an accepted tale. Combining humour, love, rivalry, comical parenting situations, and generational antagonism, it offers a certain dynamic which places human relationships at the heart of the story, ceaselessly rocking between light and dramatic comedy.”