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66 out of 80 people found the following review useful:

Best Comedy Film I've Ever Seen

Author: alpber from Istanbul, Turkey
22 May 2005

Not airplane, not other ZAZ films, not Jim Carrey. there are two reasons that I see this film the gratest: This film reflects Turkish humour, It is horribly funny. At the beginning of the film, it says that this film was made according to a classic Ottoman Comedy Art branch. It may be the reason. There are many Kemal Sunal films. He's a comedy phenomenon, I laugh at all his films; but in this movie Halit Akçatepe is also much too funny. Not even mentioning all time Turkish comedians Adile Naşit and Şener Şen; they are funnier. There are some jokes that cannot be understood in other languages; but as a result, it is a "must see" film. Watch it wherever you can. See the golden years of Turkish Comedy movies; they would turn out to be dramatic later on.

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50 out of 58 people found the following review useful:

Not at all Exaggerated

Author: skafaceaka ( from London
2 February 2005

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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41 out of 46 people found the following review useful:

Extreme Comedy

Author: hgokbulut from istanbul, Turkey
24 June 2002

This Turkish Movie is one of the funniest movies I've ever seen.Kemal Sunal And Sener Sen are the most famous end "lovely" comedians of Turkish cinema art.

It seems like Peter Seller's Pink Panther but there are a lot of images that completely differs from it.The Ottoman life and culture images shows itself very succesful in this movie.If you want to watch the perfect mixture of this "Comedy and Turkish culture" you choose the right! 9,5/10

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26 out of 30 people found the following review useful:

One the best Turkish parody movies

Author: Gorkem Baytekin ( from Istanbul, Turkey
5 December 2002

It's one of the movies reflect very good the atmosphere of the Turkish theater tradition. The script isn't good because it isn't important in that kind of movies. The investigation scene is a classic. Saban and Husam are opposed characters forming the framework of the comedy. Extraordinary acting from Kemal Sunal, Sener Sen, Aysen Gruda and Sevket Altug. Also Halit Akcatepe, Adile Nasit and Ihsan Yuce (appears shortly) are star players of the Turkish cinema. All of the players are the members of the Turkish theater.

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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

just watch it first 5 minute and you don't need any comment

Author: mmsolak from Turkey
19 December 2010

This movie is extremely funny from beginning to end. If you wanna learn anything about movie just watch first 5 minute or read beginning of subtitles. All actors living with their character it means they are doing their job tremendously good. And also if you see Kemal SUNAL and Sener SEN in same movie you don't need any comment believe me just watch it. Nowadays we can not find good comedy movies like this one. Because before we had YESILCAM which is called for these year of Turkish movie sector's name, but now i don't know about name of this sector it means YESILCAM did great job for this sector about on films, characters and followers.

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17 out of 114 people found the following review useful:

A shameless copy of the Pink Panther.

Author: h_ordek from Province Groningen
26 May 2001

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

This movie is a shameless copy of the Pink Panther.

A diamond is stolen from a family (Sener Sen's family), and two inspector Clouseaus (Kemal Sunal and Halit Akcatepe) are assigned to solve this mystery. And of course there is also a chief inspector Dreyfuss (Sener Sen) present. Sen hates Sunal, because in the war a hand grenade exploded in his hand and he got shot due to Sunal's clumsiness. Sen has sworn whenever he sees Sunal again, he will kill him. Suddenly Sunal returns in his live. He can't kill him because Sunal works for the police.

The jokes are of a much lower level than the jokes in the Pink Panther movies. They are very childish and absolutely not funny. The people who made this movie, and especially the people who wrote the script, were uninspired to give the movie something that makes this movie different from the Pink Panther movies.

There is scene where Sen has got two guns in his drawer. One is real and one is a lighter. This is obviously taken over from The Return Of The Pink Panther. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anybody, because the exaggerated acting of (especially Sunal and Akcatepe) the cast gets on your nerves.

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