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The family of Morad is to inherit the vast fortune of their deceased
uncle - but only if they find his son Tiger, who has gone lost in the
jungle 25 years ago, bring him back to civilisation and marry him to
Morad's daughter Hassanam - who's a bit on the ugly side. So Morad and his
son Andil are off to the jungle where they soon stumble upon Tarzan
(Ismail Yassin) and his fiancée, the gorilla Cheetah. Tarzan, it turns
out, is actually Tiger.
Somehow they manage to persuade Tarzan and
Cheetah to accompany them back to Egypt, where the two of them at first
cause nothing but chaos ... and what's worse, Morad's lawyer refuses to
accept that Tarzan is indeed a human and not the beast his behaviour would
suggest. To correct that, several members of the family and even a
language teacher try to teach the wild man manners, but without success,
but then Safy, the neglected, Cinerella-like niece/ward of Morad, gives it
a try, and Tarzan promptly falls in love with her. This is good news
because this way he is at least quick to learn human behavious and even
language, writing and simple maths, but also bad news because since he has
fallen in love with Safy, it has become all the more difficult to marry
him to Hassanam.
Now Morad and family try every trick in the book to get
Tarzan together with Hassanam, even a few crooked ones, but that leads
Tarzan only to the conclusion that the ways of the humans are evil, money
is a bad thing, and that he was much happier in the jungle ... so after
lots of chases and the like, he marries Safy and takes her back to the
jungle where they live happily ever after surrounded by animals.
slapstick comedy with a moral ending tagged onto it that doesn't actually
help the film's comic effect. Before that, the film never even comes close
to comedic brilliance but is worth a few chuckles, and while Ismail
Yassin's comedy is a bit too much on the childish side for my taste, he is
supported by a bunch of great and quite funny character actors. On the
other hand, quite a few slapstick chase scenes that are supposed to be the
backbone of a film like this are very sloppily conceived.
a must-see by a longshot, but if you have got nothing better to do you
might as well watch it.