Dananir is set during the time of the Arabian Nights and focuses on ...
Dananir is set during the time of the Arabian Nights and focuses on the life of a singing slave girl, admired for her divine voice, who is taken from the simple Bedouin desert life to the decadence and intrigues of the palaces. Jafar Albermki, who is the leader of Abbasid Caliph, brings the young slave girl to live with him in his palace in Baghdad, Caliph Vichahdha. He admires her beauty and the beauty of her voice. Haroon Rasheed then kills Jafar and the slave girl refuses to sing due to sadness of her master’s death. But she is soon forced to sing after the Caliph try to please her. The songs performed in this film, including lyrics by the famous Egyptian poet Ahmad Rami and compositions by long term Umm Kulthum collaborators Mohamed El Qasabgi, Zakaria Ahmad and Riyad al-Sunbati, are regarded by critics as among the highlights of her singing career.