Hayat Sırları – Life Secrets (TV Series 2017-2018)

Hayat Sırları (English Title: Life Secrets) is a Turkish drama featuring Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan as Mustafa Kuzgun & Ekin Koç as Burak Özer.

Original Title:Hayat Sırları
English Title:Life Secrets
Broadcast Network:Star TV
Director:Murat Can Oguz
Producer:Soner Güven, Gül Oguz
Writer:Mahinur Ergun
Cinematography:Hüseyin Tunç
Total Episodes:11

Hayat Sırları Synopsis

Mustafa Kuzgun (Ahmet Mumtaz Taylan) has a modest life in Istanbul. He lives happily together with his wife Inci (Devrim Yakut), his son Kemal (Olgun Toker), and his daughters Seher (Hazar Erguclu) and Sirin (Ecem Erkek).

Mustafa is the owner of a small restaurant where he works as a cook from 4:30 am to 5:30 pm each day. His restaurant becomes all of his life after he migrated from Adana 30 years ago. Mustafa never returns to his hometown Adana during this time and lives happily in his small world together with his family. His son Kemal (Olgun Toker) also works as a cook in another restaurant but hides this from his parents.

Kemal is not allowed to use his imagination in his father’s restaurant and for this reason; he secretly works at another restaurant which is owned by Banu (Ayfer Donmez). Kemal loves to cook different and colorful food like scrambled eggs, spaghetti, and dessert. He gets high credits from his customers and is appreciated by many people except his father. No matter how hard he tries, Kemal cannot gain his father’s recognition and approval.

On the other hand, the daughter of the Kuzgun family, Seher (Hazar Erguclu), is a successful lawyer. Seher is a beautiful woman who has a big secret about her past: While she is going to the university, she meets a young guy Burak (Ekin Koc) who is studying at the same university. Seher and Burak fall in love with each other and spend 1 year together happily. However, when Burak goes abroad in order to study, Seher leaves him for no reason and disappears without a trace. Even though they have true love, these two young lovers have left apart.

In fact, Seher gives birth to a baby girl after Burak goes abroad. She has nothing to do but to leave her baby temporarily until she graduates from Law School. Seher gives her baby to someone whom she knows and wants to take her baby back when she becomes a lawyer. However, Seher cannot find that family again when she comes back. She learns that this family has migrated to another city with her baby. No matter how hard she tries, Seher cannot find her daughter. But, she never gives up and dedicates her life to finding her daughter.

5 years later, Seher gets news about her daughter. She is afraid of being devastated again because, during all this time, she has done her best to find her daughter but cannot achieve to find any trace. But again, she wants to do absolutely anything and decides to go to Adana where her parents originally come from.

Meanwhile, Burak becomes a successful director and returns to Turkey. All this time, he never forgets Seher and wants to find her. For this reason, he makes a movie where he tells about his lost love. Burak aims to find Seher in this movie and wants to learn why she has left him without any reason. His movie becomes so popular and reached Seher. However, Seher does not want to meet Burak again and goes into hiding as she did years ago.

It becomes so hard to hide all the lies and secrets about the past as time goes by. The life of the Kuzgun family turns upside down and the secrets start to come to light one by one. Seher meets Burak out of pure coincidence and finds it impossible to disappear again. At the same time, Mustafa’s ordinary life becomes more complicated when a stranger with one eye comes to Istanbul and finds his small restaurant. Meanwhile, Kemal decides to become a partner with Banu and cook his food as he wishes.

In Life of Secrets (Hayat Sırları) tv series story, you will watch how the life of the Kuzgun family turns upside down. The secrets of each people come to light one by one. Will Burak learn why Seher has left him with no reason and disappeared without any trace? Will Seher manage to find her daughter? Why Mustafa and Inci have been hiding in Istanbul and never gone to their hometown? Will Kemal manage to get his father’s recognition eventually and prove that he is a successful cook?

Cast of Hayat Sırları

Ekin Koç

Ekin Koç as Burak Özer

Ekin Koç (born 21 June 1992) is a Turkish television and cinema actor. Koç studied Business Administration (English) at the Istanbul Bilgi University and open education sociology. He graduated in theater from the Academy 35 Buçuk Art Centre and took lessons from Altan Gördüm and Vahide Perçin.

Ekin Koç had his first and main role in the fantasy TV series Sana Bir Sır Vereceğim (I will give you a secret) in which he played a young man with invisibility power called Tilki – Kıvanç Gündoğdu. This role was his big breakthrough with his first partner Demet Özdemir.

Hazar Ergüçlü

Hazar Ergüçlü as Seher Kuzgun

Hazar Ergüçlü (Born 1 January 1992) is a Turkish-Cypriot actress. She is best known for playing Simay Canay in the drama series Kuzey Güney (2011–2013) and Eylül in the Turkish drama series Medcezir (2013–2015).

Ergüçlü was born in Northern Nicosia, North Cyprus. Her mother works for a TV channel and her father works for a newspaper. She graduated from the theatre department of Haliç University. She is a Siyad Award and Adana Film Festival Award winner.

Olgun Toker

Olgun Toker as Kemal Kuzgun

Olgun Toker (born 12 March 1986) is a Turkish actor. He studied theatre at the Müjdat Gezen Art Center. He made his debut in 2010 with a role in the movie Saklı Hayatlar and continued his cinematic career with Kurtuluş Son Durak, Hükümet Kadın and Küçük Esnaf.

He started his television career in 2012 by appearing in the series Son. He then had recurring roles in Benim Adım Gültepe, Karadayı, Şeref Meselesi and Hayat Şarkısı. His breakthrough came with his role in the 2019 Fox series Bir Aile Hikayesi as Mahur.

Ahmet Mümtaz Taylan as Mustafa Kuzgun

Devrim Yakut as Inci Kuzgun

Where to watch

Turkish Language
Star TV | Youtube

English Subtitles
Various Websites are Translating this series in English subtitles. Below are the links to the site.
AskLaftanAnlamazinHindi | TurkishFam | Osnsub | Kinemania

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