Fatmagül'ün Suçu Ne? (2010–2012)
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Other than the above, I LOVED the beautiful views of Turkey. LOVED all the characters - villains and heroes. And I specifically adored the character of Rahimi (Bulent Seyran). 10/10
The way this series is carried is really awesome. I loved Beren and Kerim. There acting and chemistry is worth praising. The scenic beauty of Istanbul is mesmerizing. Music is really good.
Overall i will give 10 for this show.
Plot - Fatmagul who is engaged to her childhood lover Mustafa is raped by 3 rich kids in presence of Kerim under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Rich kids in an attempt to avoid charges pursue Kerim to marry Fatmagul. Since Mustafa is looking for revenge Kerim and Fatmagul leave there hometown and come to Istanbul where they get married. In Instanbul Kerim tries to settle Fatmagul with her naive brother and nagging sister in law. He intend to divorce her and go abroad and starts doing preparations for same. Before going he transfer all the money which is been given to him to keep quiet and marry Fatmagul so she is financially settled. Meryem who is sister to Kerim also comes to Istanbul after Mustafa ransack her house searching for Kerim to take his revenge. In Instanbul Kerim realize he cannot leave and divorce Fatmagul as he is falling for her. He stays back and bear the consequences of his action. To gain Fatmagul's trust he hand over himself to police and file the incident. From here Fatmagul's fight for justice and Kerim's unconditional love for Fatmagul is shown. We have characters like Kadir and Omer who are lawyers who later on join the fight.
Overall this serial had good story line, characters and acting. The way it was carried you can feel Fatmaguls pain as well her persistence to earn respect. It shows her full journey from simple village girl - rape - marriage - gaining confidence - struggle for independence - letting go of her old love - falling in love with Kerim - Psychological development - marriage - fight for justice - her future plans.
I will definitely recommend this to everyone. You can find English translations on youtube - fatmagulsucunedotcom. You can use this link on amaradotorg and you will get your English translations.
The story is mainly about Fatmagul and Kerim. Kerim who is a naive young man with profession of blacksmith from the same village of Fatmagul who is also naive and engaged to her childhood friend Mustafa They both grow together from the tragedy their lives and those people that surround them. For me this story ismore about meant to be with your love rather than that of "rape". Rape shows are written with much more given thoughts which you'll find lacking in this show however one could argue that Season 1 is somewhat closer to reality. Before the night of tragedy Kerim and Fatmagul meet 3 times (the reason why I believe it's a love story) and a particular close account makes Kerim fall in love with her at first sight (if you don't believe in love at first sight this actor Engin Akyurek will make you think twice about love at first sight) however he doesn't realise this until an event which I will not talk about but leave for you to enjoy.
The interesting part is both leads suffer from similar past: parenthood. Fatmagul is brought up by her abusive sister-in law and hence sees her marriage to Mustafa as an escape from her evil sister. You'll find that Fatmagul isn't in love with Mustafa in particular as much as she loves the idea of having her own things for the first time and her freedom to live away from her sister in law perhaps this is the reason that she falls in love with Kerim within 3 months of her tragedy,(we're never exactly told in the show when Fatmagul falls in love with Kerim but she later on hints from where the viewer can guess) a man who is much different to what she has come across before and shows her what true love and patience is and earns the right to be forgiven.Kerim whom you'll find very different from typical village men has somewhat liberal ideas and hangs around with his rich troublesome friends whenever they visit the town who will be the reason of his downfall. Even though Fatmagul is supposed to be main victim for me Kerim is the second biggest victim amongst others in the show.
Even though this show is 2 seasons the first season is the best in terms of direction to co-ordination of scenes with impressive script about hope,forgiveness, patience and curing through love but in season 2 you would want to rip your hair out as you'll have enough at one point of Fatmagul. Fatmagul becomes very cold halfway through season 2 and Kerim becomes somewhat a very weak character, always saying sorries and thanks. You'll not enjoy Fatmagul sympathizing and crying over Mustafa most of the time when Kerim is hardly ever shown love and care in return from her even when she confesses he's the only one for her and the one she loves, she only seems to show love when she has a fear of loosing him.
The script of season 2 is very confusing and has no pattern whatsoever. There are so many empty episodes with empty plots where the mainleads hardly ever have any communication. You'll find many scenes of Kerim-fatmagul badly edited or not finished whilst the character Mustafa whom I didn't like neither sympathized with and the Yasrans (the family of rapists) with the best direction, music and interesting script.In terms of acting almost everyone did an excellent job except I'm not a fan of Firat Celik who plays the role of Mustafa perhaps because he was forced on me all the time as a viewer to be liked. I wasn't a Beren Saat or Engin Akyurek fan before this show and you'll enjoy Beren Saat who is playing the role of Fatmagul most of season 1 and half of season 2 however it seems the non-sensible script in season 2 gets to her and she lacks the passion that you'll enjoy in season 1. You'll be left with wonder many times with her empty expressions what she meant but she's a beauty even when they gave her horrible make up. Funny enough Fatmagul has very good clothing and hair in season 1 when she's supposed to be suffering from her trauma but in season 2 her clothes are very miserable and this is something that the team should've paid attention to. Beren Saat is a very good actress actually one of the best in Turkey so her lack in passion in season 2 left me with bittersweet taste from her. I'm not sure if I would watch her show again but I would love for her to work with Engin again.As for Engin Akyurek well he was the reason that continued to make me watch the whole show because frankly I would've given up the show in season 2 if he wasn't giving his 100% throughout. He's a very handsome man a dark knight whose facial expressions do all the work and mark my words...you'll be jealous of his hair.
You'll like this show also because of the sizzling chemistry between Beren Saat and Engin Akyurek to the point wanting them to be together in real life.You would watch and repeat their scenes especially how Kerim gently kisses her hands throughout the show.The story left me with the thought they (Fatmagul and Kerim) were meant to be together hope it will do the same for you :).
However, this new series is a somehow modernized version and I miss the old adaptation's "reality". In this version Kerim is portrayed as a passionate lover who is too good to be true. Fatmagul is a strong character, she does not love but hate Kerim, refusing to accept him as a husband. Also there are newly introduced characters such as Fatmagul's fiancé, who dumps her immediately after the rape, Fatmagul's sister in law, a sly and unreliable housewife, Ebe Nine; the woman who raised Kerim, now the biggest supporter for Fatmagul. And the villains, the other 3 rapers are introduced with their relatives and the events turn out to be a war between Fatmagul-Kerim, and them.
This series is not genuine, lack a sense of reality because in real life things does not happen this way. The acting is really good, especially Kerim- Engin Akyurek is great. I wish the characters were presented realistically enough.. This would have been a great series then.
The cast, the music, the plot, the teachings that this story leaves you, that small decisions can change your life, that everything with love and patience is possible... It's just amazing, sublime. I recommend this novel to anyone that want to see a story full of drama, love, action, good starring, music, beautiful scenery and a lot of teachings, if you are someone smart, if you appreciate the good cinema, you will not regret, trust me.
PD: Sorry for my English, i speak Spanish. Blessings
SOME SPOILERS AHEAD
So a beautiful innocent village girl is gang-raped by four men in the very first episode (a couple of whom happen to be the sons of rich families) and she'll fall in love with one of them later on? OK, the man she'll fall in love with did not physically rape her – he just watched the others rape her and laugh at her as she cried and when his turn came, the only thing that stopped him from doing the same was that he was too drunk.
Maybe it's only me, but I think you should be a terrible retard to eventually fall in love with anyone who watched his friends rape you and didn't move a finger to save you AND you must be a terrible retard to become a huge fan of such a story and find this setup even remotely romantic or exciting.
I can't believe that the so-called "love story" of Fatmagul (the rape victim) and Kerim (the one who didn't rape her but didn't help her either) has such a huge following. As far as I know, no normal sane woman can fall in love with someone who is even remotely complicit in her rape. I have no idea what the authors are trying to tell us but as far as I'm concerned, this movie's message is not healthy at all and is a profound insult to women's intelligence.
Now, other women who live for seeing "What is the fault of Fatmagul?" every night can strongly disagree with me, but every sane woman will see something abnormal about the authors' decision to make the heroine fall in love with anyone who was a part of her life-changing tragedy.
Beren Saat (the leading actress who plays Fatmagul) is a devastatingly pretty woman but that seems to be the movie's only saving grace. Also, the fact that the title is "What is the fault of Fatmagul?" somehow leaves a bitter taste in my mouth - am I to understand that there are people in Turkey who still need to be convinced that a victim of a brutal rape has no fault at all?
And rather than turning their backs to this highly improbable, extremely contrived plot, many viewers worldwide can't wait to see the next chapter of Fatmagul's and Kerim's so-called "romance".
End of story.
Also original version 1980 as Hulya Avsar Fatmagul is erotic story. A rape victim falls love her rapist. A woman take a beating and raped. But She falls love rapist. This is disgusting for women rights.
Yes Actors is good. Yes. Series show that rape isn't about status. Rich people can do illegal. They cloacks crime. Mothers of rapists, fiances of rapist and rape victim are interesting for me. Their attitude are important.
The show starts very strong. It's beautifully made & paced soap opera. The characters are not cartoons, they have their own thoughts, concerns, and emotions. You will see even the "bad guys" behaving realistically, making jokes & pining for love. I appreciate all of this.
But as the later half of the series unfolds, the focus of the show becomes more narrow. It begins to obsess over the relationship of Fatmagul & Kerim. This begins to eat up the majority of the screen time, and all the other (more interesting) story lines & characters are damaged as a result.
There is nothing wrong with the show evolving from suspense to romance. But the problem is that the relationship being focused on is completely ABSURD.
From the very first episode, you see that Kerim & his friends are the reason for Fatmagul's ruin. They keep pursuing her, despite the fact that she is completely resistive. They don't know anything about her, except for the fact that she is physically beautiful. Their obsession with her physical beauty culminates in her rape.
By contrast, it is important to understand one important philosophical point. From the start, there is one man who actually has a genuine relationship with Fatmagul. They meet each other, and begin their relationship...long before her "physical beauty" is even a consideration. His name is Mustafa.
If Fatmagul should evolve into a love story, the one that makes the most sense is the reconciliation of Mustafa & Fatmagul. How do they rebuild trust? Do they grow from innocent love into something more mature?
Instead, the show presents the absurd spectacle of Kerim constantly apologizing & demanding Fatmagul's love. Kerim's involvement & instigation of her rape is presented as something "in the past". His ritual of apology & running errands for Fatmagul eventually breaks her inner defenses, until she accepts him as a lover. HOW ROMANTIC!
This is a very sad end for the show. I hope this show is re-made in the future. Writers should study the beautiful & exciting first half, but correct the bad mistakes of the last half. The show should end in a more realistic & philosophically poignant manner.
Before I proceed to say why I'm not much into it, I should mention that this TV series is currently being aired on one of the local channels here in P.R. Curiously, they advertise the show like a hundred times a day every single day to exhaustion (no kidding) and on all of the other TV shows on the channel, as if it was the greatest show to ever hit the local tube here, which is far from the truth. And it is being advertised as a TV series but frankly Fatmagül is more like a soap opera, just like the flurry of Mexican, Venezuelan and Colombian novellas that the other TV channels air locally every year. Sadly though, they are no longer transmitting the 7:00 PM movie (which was a delightful break from the norm) because Fatmagul is now taking up that 7:00 PM spot. That's too bad because that one TV channel was one of the very few local channels that I could say was soap opera-free. The other channels are packed full of that stuff; to me at least, it's quite annoying.
Anyway, the acting on the show, I'd say in general is not all that bad, for the most part, compared to other soap operas on the local tube here. But like most soap operas, Fatmagül is way too over-acted by most actors. That's a big turn off. Also, most action scenes (fights, car chases, car wrecks, etc.) look pretty fake. Special effects is below average, but most TV productions outside of Hollywood lack in this area anyway. And I have been able to easily predict some of the events/scenes in the plot way before the story even gets there.
Speaking of the plot, I understand that people have become very interested - and even seem to enjoy - in that the story develops around a horrifying rape event; and most thrill about how the main character slowly overcomes adversity against all odds in a place where women have very little going for them in terms of making their own decisions, while not letting tragedy suppress her sensibilities and her desire for love, something that in itself is quite admiring and inspirational. However, to me personally, such plot does not send the right message, not only about women - since is is highly unlikely for a raped woman in her right senses to become romantically involved with a man who witnessed her being raped and yet chose not to do anything about it - but also about men, especially Turkish men, who like in most soap operas are often portrayed as evil characters, by taking up the role of the abusive male, who does not regard women as sensible human beings that deserve respect. In real life, though, the great majority of men DO NOT go around bullying or sexually abusing women as it is often characterized in these so-called "romantic" dramas. The creators of Latin-American novellas also have the bad habit of almost always either vilifying male characters, or developing the plot around one topic, and one topic only: Infidelity. And to make it even more insidious, male infidelity is often censored while female infidelity is completely justified and well taken within the plot... because men are "evil" and apparently they had it coming or deserve to be cheated on.
Maybe I lack a sense of romance but in my view a rape and all the pain and emotional suffering that comes from it seems to me like the least romantic episode a woman, or any human being for that matter, could go through. It's not romantic drama at all; it is more like unromantic trauma, really. But I'm sure some folks out there will like this 'tragedy turned victory' story. I don't.