During the month of Ramadan, Muslims worldwide fast from dawn to dusk, abstaining from food, drink, and other physical necessities. It is a time for spiritual reflection, self-improvement, and increased devotion to God. However, Ramadan has cultural significance as well, as it is a time for families and friends to gather and share meals as well as various forms of entertainment. Television dramas are one of the most popular forms of entertainment during Ramadan.
For many years, television dramas have been a popular form of entertainment in Sudan. However, most of these dramas were previously imported from Egypt, Syria, and Turkey. During Ramadan last year, Dr. Jalal Hamid produced the series “Sekkat Diyaa,” which starred the artist Ahmed Al-Jigir. This was the first time a Sudanese series received widespread attention and popularity both within and outside of Sudan. It was a significant milestone for Sudanese television and a qualitative leap in Sudanese drama.
Dr. Jalal is back this Ramadan with a new drama series called “Paths of Return.” The series was shot in India, Khartoum, and various areas, houses, restaurants, streets, hospitals, and airports, as well as the desert, the Nile River, and Port Sudan. This extensive filming process demonstrates the high production value and the production team’s commitment to delivering a quality drama series.
Dr. Jalal intends to compete with Egyptian, Turkish, and Syrian production companies by providing a high-quality drama series that can attract viewers from Sudan and beyond. He is determined to make “Paths of Return” a work that can compete in the regional market and appeal to viewers with sophisticated artistic tastes.
Sudanese dramas may have had some flaws in the past, but Dr. Jalal has learned from those mistakes and is determined to produce a drama series that is free of flaws and capable of regional competition. The scenario, directing, and acting in “Paths of Return” have all been meticulously crafted to present a cohesive work worthy of viewing.
While entertainment is an important part of Ramadan, it is also important to remember the holy month’s spiritual significance. Our goal as Muslims during Ramadan is to transform ourselves and draw closer to God. As a result, we must limit our viewing to targeted series and dramas that align with the fasting goal.
To summarize, the production of high-quality drama series in Sudan during Ramadan is a positive development. It not only entertains viewers but also creates job opportunities for actors, writers, directors, and other industry professionals. Dr. Jalal’s determination to produce drama series that can compete regionally is admirable, and he deserves the support of Sudanese and international viewers. However, we must remember the spiritual significance of Ramadan and limit our viewing to targeted and appropriate content.