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Saban, Son of Saban (1977)
"Saban Oglu Saban" (original title)

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The commander of the army constantly angered Husamettin'i Saban, after discharge to a friend instrumentalist health Ramazan begins. Binary, and the pursuit of the Commissioner detain ... See full summary »

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Hüsam
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Osman Han
Sabahat Izgü
Kenan Karagöz
Akif Kilman
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The commander of the army constantly angered Husamettin'i Saban, after discharge to a friend instrumentalist health Ramazan begins. Binary, and the pursuit of the Commissioner detain Kadirgali Esref Husamettin and captures all the organization. Nazir Pasa on this success makes them the secret police. Written by Furkan Kopuz

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Not at all Exaggerated
2 February 2005 | by (London) – See all my reviews

In reply to comments suggesting that this is an O.T.T comedy, with especially exaggerated performances from Kemal Sunal and Sener Sen, this is not at all the case. Anyone who knew about the private life of Kemal Sunal would know that in his personal life he was a very serious man. His on screen persona's (unfortunately for a lifelong fan such as myself, who had hoped otherwise) were nothing like his own personality. He continues in the role of 'Saban', the surreal, chaotically stupid on screen persona he adopted in many films. His role in this film I wouldn't regard as exaggerated at all, as a matter of opinion, it seems far more toned down in comparison to his performances in, say, the Hababam Sinifi series. I think if anything, Halit Akçatepe's performance as Ramazan spoiled the overall quality of the film, as he forgot he was merely a supporting role and instead tried to outshine Sunal with no real success. As for Sener Sen, he plays the same sturdy supporting role which he does in many films which he played alongside Kemal Sunal, this performance being exemplary. The real great performance aside from Sunal's is without doubt Sevket Altug's minor role as Yunus Kaptan. Its unfortunate that his later works didn't quite meet up to the promise he showed in this film with his madcap naval officer. Special mention also goes to Sevda Aktolga, who understated her role in this film even though she was the object of Saban and Ramazan's affections (though, to be honest, because shes so attractive I used to wish there was more of her in it!). Ultimately, although some people might find influence from other films of the time emulated in this film, to suggest that The Return of Pink Panther was ripped off is absurd, as it really doesn't fit in with the structure of Turkish humour, Overall, Turkish humour is abundant in this film, and an array of original material, highlighted by Kemal Sunal and Sevket Altug, is on show for all to see.


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