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What Can We Learn from Netflix’s “Babamın Kemanı” (My Father’s Violin)?

On January 21, 2022, Netflix released its brand-new Turkish original film in the name of Babamın Kemanı (My Father’s Violin). The movie is an absolute heartbreaking drama that promises to make the audience cry their heart out! By the way, the movie stars the world-famous Turkish actor Engin Altan Düzyatan! We will talk about both the actor and the movie itself.

The Drama of the Year: My Father’s Violin

My Father’s Violin (the Turkish original name of the film is Babamın Kemanı) is a jarring Turkish feature film. The film revolves around an 8-year-old little girl named Ozlem and her world-famous violinist uncle Mehmet. In the film, we watch the two and their effort to connect after some sad incidents.

Babamın Kemanı (My Father's Violin) tells the story of Mehmet and his nephew Özlem
Babamın Kemanı (My Father’s Violin) tells the story of Mehmet and his nephew Özlem

What is the Story of “Babamın Kemanı”?

Babamın Kemanı (My Father’s Violin) tells the story of Mehmet (played by Engin Altan Düzyatan), a successful and acclaimed violinist, bonding with his eight-year-old nephew, whom he has never seen before. Since his brother, with whom Mehmet doesn’t have a connection, is about to die, he entrusts his daughter Özlem (played by Güliza Nisa Uray) to his brother Mehmet.

Well, the question is whether Mehmet is able to put his past aside and connect with Özlem? The story of the movie revolves around this question. The fact that, through their shared grief and connection to music, an orphaned girl trying to bond with her emotionally aloof, successful violinist uncle, is touching our hearts and will bawl your eyes out.

Engin Altan becomes a giant with his acting in Babamın Kemanı (My Father's Violin)
Engin Altan becomes a giant with his acting in Babamın Kemanı (My Father’s Violin)

By the way, the beautiful and talented Turkish actress Belçim Bilgin is also sharing the leading role along with Engin Altan Düzyatan. The actress is starring as the lover of Mehmet. She is a very helpful, supportive, and good-mannered woman.

The Film Already Went Viral

As soon as the film was released on Netflix on January 21, it entered the Top 10 list in Netflix Turkey. With its touching story, heartbreaking scope, and eye-catching acting, the film drew great attention in advance. And seemingly, the current popularity of the film tends to grow in the following days.

Is My Father’s Violin Based on a True Story?

This is one of the most-asked questions about the Turkish drama film. Well, the answer is No. “My Father’s Violin” is not based on a true story. The narrative tackles very fundamental aspects of human relationships such as emotional connection, insecurities, grief, and love. However, there have been no reports suggesting that the film is inspired by someone’s personal experiences.

My Father's Violin (Babamın Kemanı)
My Father’s Violin (Babamın Kemanı)

As for the director of the movie, Andaç Haznedaroglu is taking on the job. The drama film tries to explore and understand the changing nature of the relationship between Mehmet and Özlem. Both of them have their own challenges that they have to overcome before they can truly open up to one another.

The Cast of My Father’s Violin

My Father’s Violin (Babamin Kemani in Turkish) is a heartfelt and heartbreaking Turkish Drama. The film is starring Gülizar Nisa Uray, Engin Altan Düzyatan, Belçim Bilgin, Selim Erdogan, Ayfer Dönmez, Yigit Çakir, Erdem Bas, Yener Sezgin, and others in its various lead and supporting roles.

However, Engin Altan Düzyatan is becoming a giant with his realistic and talented acting.

The filming location of the drama film is several parts of Istanbul
The filming location of the drama film is several parts of Istanbul

Filming Locations of My Father’s Violin

So, sources revealed that the producer of the film carried out the principal photography for the film in the spring of 2021, mostly in March. The producer of the movie, BKM, is an Istanbul-based production company and it took on all the responsibility during the time of filming. And since the film is set in Istanbul, it means that the filming locations of the film were several parts of Istanbul.

Technical Details for the Movie

My Father’s Violin (Babamın Kemanı, in Turkish original) is a 2022 Turkish film directed by Andaç Haznedaroğlu. The film is starring Gülizar Nisa Uray, Engin Altan Düzyatan and Belçim Bilgin. So, the world’s leading digital entertainment platform Netflix released the film on January 21, 2022. Therefore, you had better watch the film and share your ideas about it.

The warm relationship between and uncle and nephew will make you cry a lot
The warm relationship between an uncle and nephew will make you cry a lot

Before We Finish: What is It There to Learn from the Film?

What lessons does the film teach us? In other words, what lessons can we learn from My Father’s Violin? One thing is to conclude from the film is the importance and value of labor and making investments in human relationships. And while saying this, we mean any sort of human relationship. Being supportive, understanding, paying attention, and labor in that relationship is so valuable.

Other than that, the Babamın Kemanı (My Father’s Violin) is an easy-to-watch film. You can simply click here to go to the official Page of the film on Netflix.

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