One of the leading performing artists in Egypt and the Arab world, he was able, through his exceptional talent, to become a model for any artist who wants to achieve success in acting in general and comedy in particular. Najeeb Al-Rihani Who was able to find a place in the hearts and minds of the Arab public over the course of different generations that still watch his few works until now.
The love of art and theater was inside Naguib Al-Rijani since his early childhood years, and he was always close to the poor and popular class by virtue of his upbringing in the Bab Al-Shaeriya neighborhood in Cairo. .
The artistic beginning was when their friendship began, as Badih Khairy wrote plays for him, and Najeeb Al-Rayhani also participated in writing them, in addition to writing a number of cinematic films. Naguib Al-Rihani theatrical performances, and although he presented many theatrical performances, the character “Ruffle Bey” remains the most famous throughout his artistic career, which he also presented in cinema.
Rihani and cinema
With the beginnings of cinema, the artist Naguib Al-Rihani, with his artistic intelligence, realized the importance of the existence and emergence of cinematic films, and that they make a history for the artist and him in particular, since his plays were not watched by the public and were not filmed. His presentation of the same character in a number of plays that achieved great success, and the film was directed by the artist, Estefan Rosti.
After that, Naguib Al-Rihani embarked on a distinguished cinematic career that made a history and an imprint for him in the Egyptian and Arab cinema, where he presented 10 cinematic films, three films with the character of Ruffle Bey, and one of the most prominent of those films that he presented in the cinema is the movie “Ghazal Al-Banat” in 1949, which was also his last film and brought him together with the giants of art. They are Anwar Wagdy, Youssef Wahbi, Laila Murad and Mohamed Abdel Wahhab, to become one of the classics of Egyptian cinema.
And the artist Naguib Al-Rihani passed away from our world on this day, June 8, 1949, at the age of sixty, and before watching his last movie, “Ghazal Al-Banat” when it was shown in cinemas, and loyalty from the makers of the film’s work was dedicated to him, and the end of the film came with the last scene of his pictures.
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