1.5 Million Views for the Film's Song on YouTube within only Three Days
Hepta Tops the Egyptian Box Office during Its Release Night with 800.000 EGP
On its first day in Egyptian cinemas, director Hadi El Bagoury's film Hepta: The Last Lecture topped the Egyptian box office with 800.000 EGP in ticket sales. Since its release on Wednesday the 20th of April, theatres were fully booked, which led to the screening of the film in additional screening halls. As a result, there were nine additional screening venues added to the list of theatres screening the film in Cairo and further Egyptian governorates.
On the other hand, the film's theme song Hekaya Wahda (One Story), by Donia Samir Ghanem, reached nearly 1.5 million views within two days following its release on YouTube.
Hepta: The Last Lecture's screen play is based on Mohamed Sadek's best-selling book, which portrays the seven stages of love through four paralleled stories. Mohamed Sadek's novel topped the charts in Egypt and throughout the Arab world for several weeks, and sold 36 editions since its release in 2014.
The film cast list includes: Amr Youssef, Maged El Kedwany, Ahmed Malek, Ahmed Dawood, Dina El Sherbiny, Yasmine Raeis, Jamila Awad, Hany Adel, Ahmed Bedeir, together with Salwa Mohamed Aly, Kinda Alloush, Anoushka, Mohamed Farrag, and Nelly Karim, along with Shereen Reda and the two kids, Abdallah Azmi and Lina Ben Haman.
The film is a joint production between The Producers, which is co-founded by Hani Osama and Hadi El Bagoury, Film Clinic of Mohamed Hefzy and iProductions of Amgad Sabry. The cinematic adaption of the film is scripted by Wael Hamdy. The film's crew includes Directors of Photography Gamal El Boushy and Leo Carbotta, a long side Production Designer Hend Haidar and Production Manager Mohamed El Hady.