Malek-Motiee Back After 34 Years
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Malek-Motiee Back After 34 Years

The veteran actor Naser Malek-Motiee is back on cinema screens after a 34-year hiatus, with ‘Negar’s Role’ directed by Ali Atshani.
The film was released on January 13, in theaters across the country, Cinetmag.com reported.
This is Malek-Motiee’s second film after the 1979 Islamic Revolution. He played his last film ‘The Imperiled’ directed by the late Iraj Qaderi in 1982.
After the revolution, he faced a ban due to the new stringent conditions dominating the domestic film industry at the time.
“I cannot describe how pleased I am that I have appeared in cinema again,” Malek-Motiee said. “I was the bad boy of cinema, who has now returned home. I do not know how to express my happiness like the way a child would.”
“Over the years, I was far from cinema. It was like I was far away from my beloved. I always thought about it, and now I do not know whether it will accept me or not,” the actor said.
The story is about a boy Farzad who wants to marry Negar without his father’s consent. With the father’s tacit approval, they get ready for “a proposal ceremony” but revealing secrets about Negar’s past changes everything.
The cast includes Bahram Radan, Atila Pesyani, Gohar Kheirandish, Elaheh Hesari, Reza Naji, Saeed Changizian and Ailin Hosseini.
Born in Tehran, Malek-Motiee, 85, has starred in numerous cinema and television shows. He was a popular star of Iranian cinema in the 1950s and 1960s, when he acted in over 60 movies. He made his debut in cinema at age 19. After seven years of acting in different movies and establishing himself, he started performing in plays.
‘Negar’s Role’ is Atshani’s fifth movie. A promising young director, Atshani has made popular movies so far and believes that this film can also attract a huge audience.

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