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Leyla and Mecnun 

Leyla ile Mecnun (original title)
Turkish television comedy series set in Istanbul, Leyla and Mecnun is a surreal and absurd comedy that revolves around the fictional love story between Leyla and Mecnun.
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Series cast summary:
Ali Atay Ali Atay ...  Mecnun / ... 104 episodes, 2011-2014
Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan ...  Iskender / ... 104 episodes, 2011-2014
Serkan Keskin Serkan Keskin ...  Ismail / ... 104 episodes, 2011-2014
Osman Sonant Osman Sonant ...  Yavuz / ... 104 episodes, 2011-2014
Ege Tanman Ege Tanman ...  Kaan 104 episodes, 2011-2014
Cengiz Bozkurt ...  Erdal Bakkal 104 episodes, 2011-2014
Köksal Engür ...  Aksakalli Dede 104 episodes, 2011-2014
Nalan Kuruçim Nalan Kuruçim ...  Nurten 104 episodes, 2011-2014
Engin Günay Engin Günay ...  Azsakalli Dede / ... 83 episodes, 2011-2014
Neslihan Aker Neslihan Aker ...  Gotik Leyla 77 episodes, 2011-2014
Istar Gökseven Istar Gökseven ...  Metin 73 episodes, 2011-2014
Sebahat Adalar Sebahat Adalar ...  Cicekci Kadin / ... 73 episodes, 2011-2014
Mehmet Usta Mehmet Usta ...  Kamil 61 episodes, 2011-2012
Ipek Türktan Ipek Türktan ...  Arzu 57 episodes, 2011-2013
Güliz Gençoglu Güliz Gençoglu ...  Sema 57 episodes, 2011-2013
Acelya Devrim Yilhan Acelya Devrim Yilhan ...  Eylul / ... 57 episodes, 2012-2013
Ayse Selen Ayse Selen ...  Sevim 51 episodes, 2011-2012
Sarp Aydinoglu Sarp Aydinoglu ...  Benjamin / ... 50 episodes, 2011-2013
Mustafa Asik Mustafa Asik ...  Melul / ... 50 episodes, 2011-2014
Melis Birkan Melis Birkan ...  Leyla 43 episodes, 2012-2014


Turkish television comedy series set in Istanbul, Leyla and Mecnun is a surreal and absurd comedy that revolves around the fictional love story between Leyla and Mecnun.

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Release Date:

February 2011 (Turkey) See more »

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Eflatun Film See more »
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The character "Dosto" is actually the reflection of Burak Aksak (the writer of "Leyla ile Mecnun"). See more »


References Back to the Future (1985) See more »


Leyla ile Mecnun (The Original Soundtrack)
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Composed by Alper Atakan and Mehmet Erdem
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Absurd comedy with popular culture references
31 January 2012 | by efmuklSee all my reviews

Series is highly anticipated by an audience who is active in the Internet and social media with relatively "sophisticated" taste. The audience is highly active in social media (especially eksisozluk.com users) try to find the references which are in given in a very high range. From Oz to House, Lost, Godfather, Eternal sunshine on a spotless mind, modern Turkish literature there are lots of references or 80's or 90's popular culture references. The show became very popular and "cult" in a short period of time.

Series are not in the high ranks of rating lists however fans of the show support in every possible way to promote, Monday evening in twitter hashtag with the name of the show becomes trending topic. Director Onur Ünlü definitely has a distinguished taste and you can easily recognise his style and vision. Script writer Burak Aksak has a absurd comedy sense with dialogues in a situational comedy sense which is not something Turkish shows witness.

Most of the actors have theater school background and the show gives them to develop their characters easily and gives more than enough room for improvisations. They perform utterly sensational and the audience feel they love the work the cast performing. Especially Ali Atay, Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan, Serkan Keskin, Osman Sonant, Koksal Engur and Cengiz Bozkurt's performances are top notch. Yet length of the show is too long which sometimes has negative effect over the tempo. Too much references sometimes could be tiring.

Although a substantial portion of the show is aiming Turkish watchers there are very good parts which can be easily understood and laughed by a "foreigner". This is a "must see" show with high taste.

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