His seasons painted a special atmosphere to the extent that it became a habit of the month of Ramadan for many, while others deplored it as a distortion of the customs and history of the Syrians. The controversy is still going on, but this time it raged in a different way, because the criticism came from the Syrian artist Yasser Al-Azma, as Yasser Al-Azma topped the search engines. On Google, hours after his statements about the Syrian drama makers in general and Bab Al-Hara in particular.
Al-Azma’s statements came through a weekly program in which he appears on his private YouTube channel, and deals with a specific issue each time.
In this episode, he dealt with the reality of the Syrian drama, and launched an attack on its makers, and said that whoever stands behind it is either ignorant, illiterate, a merchant, or stupid. The Bab Al-Hara series had the largest share of his words, saying: “This is what is called Bab Al-Hara, they are trying to do From him is the imam of the Syrian soap operas, including a false history.”
He added, wondering, “Are harlots, daggers, women, antagonists, my cousin, and stories that cut the soul, the old Levant?” He explained that he lived in the ancient era in Damascus and used to listen to the stories of Damascus and life in it from his father and grandfather, and everything that is told in this work does not resemble Damascus and life in it .
And he added, “Bab Al-Hara diminishes the status of women because of their portrayal of weak and submissive, and the status of the Syrian man also in all areas of life, especially the political one, because Syria had men who reached the world because of their intelligence and ability.”
For his part, the Syrian writer Marwan Kawouk had stated earlier, saying, “The Bab Al-Hara series is still required in the Arab world, and he will continue to write new parts, admitting that his popularity has decreased locally, but the messages he receives from Arab countries encourage him to continue.”
As for the strongest response, it came from the producer of the current work, Muhammad Qaband, where he announced in media statements his intention to continue producing new parts of the Bab Al-Hara series, so that his heroes can speak on a mobile phone, as he put it.
“He who mentions his name is only looking for fame.”
Producer Qaband said in a television interview, “Anyone who mentions his name is only looking for fame, and that anyone who criticizes the Bab Al-Hara series does so out of jealousy, as he is not a participant in it.”
And he stressed that the parts of the series “Bab Al-Hara” are moving forward, noting that he does not mean the artist Yasser Al-Azma in his words only, but everyone who criticizes his name as Muhammad Qaband and the series “Bab Al-Hara”, considering that those who do this want to attract people’s attention. , and get a “trend” on his account.
He emphasized that “the artist loves greatness, and he is not angry at his attack on the work.”
He continued, “In response to the audience’s desire, Part 13 of the series is being filmed, which discusses the details of social life with a human dimension, in light of the new world order, as these details have become out of its general context.”
The writer, Qaouk, explained that the events of the series, in its thirteenth season, move from Al-Salihiya neighborhood to Al-Dabaa neighborhood, after the end of the French Mandate and the declaration of Syrian independence.
The Bab Al-Hara series continues its events in its thirteenth part, completing the stories and events of the twelfth part, as events escalate at the end of 1945, and during the time of the French occupation of Syria, which promised and confirmed independence, and people waited for it until the evacuation on April 17, 1946.