Güneşi Beklerken − Waiting for the Sun (TV Series 2013 – 2014)

Güneşi Beklerken (English title: Waiting for the Sun) is a youth series directed by Altan Dönmez, starring Emre Kınay, Hande Doğandemir, Kerem Bürsin, Yağmur Tanrısevsin, İsmail Ege Şaşmaz and Ozan Osmanpaşaoğlu

Original Title:Güneşi Beklerken
English Title:Waiting for the Sun
Broadcast Network:Kanal’D
Director:Altan Dönmez
Producer:Ayse Durmaz, Emel Sakarya
Writer:Aysin Akbulut, Ekin Atalar
Cinematography:Orkun Çatak
Total Episodes:54

The one-season television series was filmed non-stop from May 28, 2013, to July 13, 2014, during which a total of 334 days were worked. Each episode of the 54-episode series was shot in 6 days.

From the 44th episode of the series, there was a change of script. Gökhan Horzum and his team, Ekin Atalar, Ayşin Akbulut, Atasay Koç left, continued with Rüya Workers and Deniz Dargı.

The players took private lessons in boxing, basketball, athletics, and various branches for the sports and fight scenes in the shooting.

Güneşi Beklerken Synopsis

Zeynep (Hande Dogandemir) is a beautiful high school student with a moderate and ordinary life in a small city with her mother Demet (Ebru Aykac). Zeynep grew up without knowing her father, but she always thinks of him when she is alone. He was told that his father was a sailor and was lost at sea while on duty.

When Demet’s business is not going well, she decides to go to Istanbul with her daughter to start a new life there. They want a fresh start right away as they have lost everything. Demet’s childhood friend Jale (Deniz Türker), who lives in Istanbul, starts helping Demet and Zeynep when they come to Istanbul. Jale is the director of Sayer College, one of the famous colleges in Istanbul. She is helping Zeynep enroll in this college. Although the tuition fee is very expensive, Zeynep is accepted to this university with a scholarship.

Zeynep has to endure many difficulties in her new life. While trying to adapt to her new life in Istanbul, she also tries to get along with her shallow, privileged and wealthy classmates. Kerem (Kerem Bursin) is the king of the school and no one, not even the teachers, dares to challenge him. Handsome, arrogant, and the school owner’s son. Kerem has been bullying Zeynep since the beginning and tries everything to force Zeynep to run away from her school. However, she does not know that Zeynep is a really persistent girl who never gives up. Also, Melis (Yağmur Tanrisevsin), who is in love with Kerem and for this reason, does everything Kerem wants. Barış (İsmail Ege Sasmaz) is a close friend of Kerem and they are like brothers, but he does not tolerate Kerem’s attitude towards Zeynep. That’s why Barış Zeynep starts to help and always stays by his side. Zeynep and Barış start falling for each other and then they start dating. Together with Can and Yagmür, Kerem and Zeynep’s best friends, they begin to fall for each other.

As the story unfolds, Kerem and Zeynep begin to find themselves attractive.

On the other hand, as the story develops, it turns out that Cihan (Emre Kinay), who is a sports teacher at school, is Zeynep’s real father. This secret, buried in the past, not only changes Zeynep’s life but also changes Melis’s life. Because she is the daughter of Melis Cihan and does not want to share her father with another girl.

In this story, you will explore friendship, family relationships, and modern university life. How long does Kerem’s bullying last? Can two people from different worlds love each other? What if Zeynep finds out that her father is alive and standing in front of her? Will Zeynep find happiness in her new life?


Kerem Bürsin

Kerem Bürsin as Kerem Sayer

Kerem Bürsin (born 4 June 1987) is a Turkish actor, known for his role in the TV shows Güneşi Beklerken (2013−2014), Şeref Meselesi (2014−2015) and Sen Çal Kapımı (2020–2021).

Hande Doğandemir

Hande Dogandemir as Zeynep Yilmaz Guzel

Hande Doğandemir (born 22 November 1985) is a Turkish actress, TV host and sociologist. She is best known for her role as Zeynep Yılmaz Sayer on Kanal D series Güneşi Beklerken.

Doğandemir, is also known for her roles as “Şans” in the surreal comedy show Leyla ile Mecnun and Elem in Şubat.

Emre Kınay

Emre Kinay as Cihan Guzel

Emreya Kınay (born 5 March 1970) is a Turkish actor, he was born in Istanbul, Turkey. The actor is playing in various films and TV series who playing in communities like Dostlar Theater and Bakırköy Municipal Theaters. He is presently staging plays in the community of Duru Theater where he is the founder.

Yagmur Tanrisevsin as Melis Guzel

Ismail Ege Sasmaz as Baris Erdogan

Where to watch

Turkish Language
Youtube | Kanal D

English Subtitles
Various Websites are Translating this series in English subtitles. Below are the links to the site.
ALAinHindi | Promix TV 


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