2 December 2007 | mmtor
Hatırla sevgili and Cansel Elcin
Hatırla Sevgili started telling its story with a plane crash in whom late prime minister Menderes and very few of his delegation, including Rıza Unsal, MP of rightist Democratic Party, survived with the help a young,handsome,well-educated lawyer, Ahmet Gursoy who happened to be in the same plane headed to London and whose father ,Sevket Gursoy,is a leftist prosecutor and a close neighbor and childhood friend of Rıza. The story then unfolds in Istanbul in the summer of 1959. Then Ahmet Gursoy returns to Istanbul and falls in love with Rıza Unsal's daughter Yasemin who has a crush on Ahmet and depicted her love in her diary for years. This tender love story turns into a tragic modern-day Romeo-Juliet story as families on both sides disagree for a prospective marriage of Ahmet and Yasemin as the families supported rival political parties at that time. This TV series impressed me very much both in terms of a beautifully told love story with a back scenery of Turkey's untold political history of the period between late 50s and early 80s, and most of all watching the very talented young cast including Cansel Elcin. I wish him success and luck in his future career.