OSN to launch ‘Howa w Heya’ Pop-Up Channel Featuring Egypt’s Iconic On-Screen Duos For Eid Al Fitr
Monday 10 May 2021 11:35 - الإثنين ٢٩ رمضان ١٤٤٢
Watch the best classic movies from Maa'boudat Al-Gamahir, Tito to Omar & Salma and much more
• OSN ‘How w Heya” Pop-Up to air from May 13 to June 5
• 30+ classic films featuring most famous comedies, dramas, action and suspense filmsBack-to-back Adel Imam movies in celebration of his birthday
• Dubbed Arabic version of the Oscar-winning Pixar animation “Soul” to air under the name “Moghamara Thatiya” Dubai,
By ; Mohamed El Kholy
OSN has announced a stellar Arabic entertainment line-up for Eid Al Fitr, which includes the launch of OSN ‘Howa w Heya’ Pop-Up, a channel combining all iconic on screen duos of Egyptian cinema over the past fifty years including a marathon of Egyptian megastar Adel Imam’s best movies and much more. The network is set to airing 30+ classic films featuring most famous comedies, dramas, action and suspense films from May 13 until June 5. Captivating audiences with charming duos who have graced red carpets and sizzled on (and often off) big and small screens alike, OSN Pop-Up ‘Howa w Heya’ will bring Egyptian cinema favourites from the Golden Age boasting drama, romantic comedy and more. Viewers will bring out the rose-tinted glasses for a date with the most-loved sirens and Casanovas including Fouad Al-Muhandis and Shweikar, Tamer Hosni and Mai Ezz El-Din, Shadia and Abdel Halim Hafiz, and more. The selection includes picks such as 1967 family comedy Maa'boudat Al-Gamahir, where Shadia and Abdel Halim Hafiz come together in the story of a diva who falls in love with a rising actor and faces the wrath of a jealous producer when she decides to marry. Plus, 2004 thriller/drama Tito, where Egyptian star Ahmad Al Sakka plays a criminal whom, after spending many years in a correctional facility for murdering a police officer, is released; will love, and physician Nour (played by Hanan Turk) be enough to save him? OSN Pop-Up ‘Howa w Heya’ will also air the Omar & Salma trilogy, with the first production released in 2007. The movie follows a funny married couple played by Tamer Hosni and Mai Ezz El-Din. Starting with the beautiful, albeit comical story of how they met in the first film, they find themselves in a rut after a few years of marriage in the second; after having twins, Salma let's herself go, and Omar starts reminiscing about the days when he was single. In the third movie, Omar and Salma learn that their daughters were kidnapped by a mafia cell based in South Africa, prompting the pair to undergo a series of adventures in that part of the world. OSN Pop-Up ‘Howa w Heya’ will be live from May 13 at 9:00 KSA until June 5, 21:00 KSA, and is available for OSN Home Plus, Platinum and Premier subscribers. In addition, in celebration of Egyptian megastar Adel Imam’s birthday on May 17, a special selection of his top movies is scheduled back-to-back from 00:00 to 24:00 GMT. OSN Yahala Al Oula That is not all! May 2021 on OSN has a lot more in store for viewers with exclusive Arabic entertainment from the Gulf and Egypt. OSN Yahala Al Oula is taking off after Ramadan with OSN Original's first Arabic Syrian psychological thriller Qayd Majhoul following it’s success, airing from May 13 until May 24 and starring Basil Khayat, Abdulmenam Amairi and Nazli Alrawas. Two parallel stories inevitably connect by the end of the season, as the series highlights the investigations of two high-profile murder cases, led by police major Khaldoun, a sharp and meticulous investigator. Season 2 of crowd-pleaser and award-winning, OSN Originals’ Yalla Net’asha 2 (the Middle Eastern version of Come Dine with Me) will return on screen weekly from Sunday to Thursday with a new group of contestants every week until June 24, 18:00 KSA . Filmed in the UAE, where a different group of four strangers take turns every week to host a dinner party at their home, with the other guests rating the evening out of ten. Hopeless romantics can tune in from May 16 until June 20 to follow the new Season one episodes from the nine times award-winning Turkish series Ta’er Al Sabah, where Demet Özdemir and Can Yaman play a loved-up couple in the workplace. Gulf drama series Bayt Al Thill, a 2021 production, will air on May 16 at 20:00 KSA in a special Ramadan repeat; it tells the story of a daughter and her mother who have opposite personalities. Ever-popular Turkish drama Al Kha’en’s exclusive first run also airs on May 16. The 60-episode psychological thriller is adapted from BBC One’s Doctor Foster. Asya (Cansu Dere) is a successful doctor; her husband Volkan (Caner Cindoruk) is a wonderful father to their son – it is all rainbows and butterflies until she finds out her spouse is cheating. Lebanese Romance Drama Series Kharze Zara’a, which airs until June 23, stars Mutasim Al-Nahar and Rola Bacsmati in an “impossible love” story which entangles a Lebanese family with a Syrian one. OSN Yahala Cinema Viewers better be ready for some big-screen surprises coming straight to their homes on OSN Yahala Cinema. On the second day of Eid Al Fitr, expected to fall on May 14, the dubbed Arabic version of Oscar-winning Pixar animation Soul, a 2020 production starring Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey and Graham Norton, will air at 21:00 KSA on OSN Yahala Cinema under the name Moghamara Thatiya. OSN Yahala Cinema channel will also air the animated movie Coco in addition to the first and second part of "Frozen". The warm-and-fuzzy story of Soul recounts that, after landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife. Joe is a middle-school band teacher whose life hasn't quite gone the way he expected. His true passion is jazz – and he's good. But when he travels to another realm to help someone find their passion, he soon discovers what it means to have a soul. Airing exclusively on OSN on the first day of Eid Al Fitr on May 13 at 21:00 KSA is 2020 Egyptian thriller Zinzana 7, starring Nedal Al-Shafeay, Ahmed Zaher, Maya Nasry, Menna Fadaly, Ehab Fahmy and Abir Sabri. In the film, as Harby serves his sentence in prison, he forms a friendship with Mansour. They manage to make a name for themselves in the crime world, but one of their rivals drives a wedge between them, leaving the two to clash. Palestinian drama 200 متر is a depiction of daily life in the Occupied Territories, following the hurdles faced by separated families which ring true in Ameen Nayfeh’s film. Set to air on the third day of Eid Al Fitr – expected to fall on May 15 – at 21:00 KSA, the 13 award-winning film is sure to please audiences. Finally, viewers can keep their eyes peeled for Egyptian movies Al Khouroj A’n Al Nass and the exclusive screening of the new Shaw-Ming film, set to air on May 21 and 28, respectively. Ramadan Programming Continues OSN’s fantastic Ramadan programming continues, as OSN Yahala Al Oula airs Syrian romance drama Kharief Al Oushaq, Yalla Neta’sha Season 2, Khaliji social drama. Bayt Al Thill, Egyptian comedy Fares Bel Gawaz, Egyptian thriller drama Kolo Bel Hob, Al Rouh Wa Al Rayya, Al Namous, and Egyptian dramas Loubat Newton and Al Tawoos.