Sen Cal Kapimi | Cast and Characters

Before we begin

Sen Çal Kapımı (You Knock My Door/Dastak Mere Dil Pe) is a Turkish romantic comedy drama series. And you all know my love for rom-coms. I have already revieweing a few other turkish rom-coms. 

Relationship Status: Complicated (Ayeshagul): This one has the best heroine of all rom-coms – Aysegul. The story is dragging, though.

Tera Mera Pyar : Very adorable couple and very witty lines. Love Ayse & Kerim.

Emergency Pyar : It isn’t really a rom-com. Very little romance and very little comedy and the two aren’t even related. The heroine is annoying and only Abidin brings the comic relief. Only 4 episodes to go and then I will be rid of this burden.

Pyar Lafzon Mein Kahan: It was a very on-again off-again relationship. 

I have been meaning to watch Sen Çal Kapımı for almost a year. The problem is, I found a website which had listed all key events and the detailed article spoiled it for me. I mean, this drama goes through some pretty bizarre twists and turns. Besides, this drama has two seasons. It is never a good idea. I watched Emergency Pyar, and they could not maintain the contniuity of the two seasons.  All I’m saying is, I have my apprehensions about this dizi.

But then, last week, I saw a few Urdu dubbed episodes of the drama, and I thought–why not?

Alright, with the basics established, let get to know the cast and characters.

Cast and Characters

Hande Erçel as Eda Yıldız (episodes 1–52)

Eda is a Landscape Architecture final year drop out. She’s a dreamer and passionate about flowers, Eda has lost her parents in her childhood and lives with the permanent pain.

She has another pain to bear–a rich man had cancelled her scholarship thereby stopping her education abruptly. Serkan Bolat’s decision to cancel her scholarship prevents Eda from graduating as a landscape architect and studying in Italy.

Eda now lives with her aunt Ayfer and works at her flower shop. 

Kerem Bürsin as Serkan Bolat (episodes 1–52)

Serkan Bolat is an internationally renowned architect. He is workaholic, cold, rude, obsessive… You name it, he is that. He runs an scholarship program for a college.

Anil Ilter as Engin Sezgin (episodes 1-52)

He is Serkan’s best friend, colleague and Piril’s husband.

 

Başak Gümülcinelioğlu as Piril Baytekin (episodes 1–52)

One of Serkan’s colleagues/friends. She later becomes close to Eda as well. She is happily married to Engin Sezgin and has a son. She is a fine architect and has a nature quite similar to that of Serkan.

Evrim Dogan as Ayfer Yildiz (episode1-52)

She is Eda’s aunt and runs a flower business that Eda helps her with.

Elçin Afacan as Melek Yucel / Melo (episodes 1–52)

She is one of Eda’s close friends as well as housemate and they both have spent their childhood together. She is a dreamer and generally funny. Her dream is to find true love.

Melisa Döngel as Ceren Bașar (episodes 1–37)

One of Eda’s friends. She grows up in a rich lawyer family and is forced to become a lawyer too, however, her dream is to become a shoe designer. She is a fashion icon. Ceren dates Selin’s ex-fiancè eventually getting married to him and becoming pregnant.

M. Sitare Akbas as Figen Yildirim / Fifi (episodes 1-28)

She is one of Eda’s friends. She has a gothic appearance and it a bit tom-boyish, you know, knows how to use a hair clip to unlock a pair of handcuffs.

Bige Önal as Selin Atakan (episodes 1–22, 29–38)

Serkan’s former girlfriend and childhood friend, she is the PR of the company and his partner in the family business built by their fathers. She is Eda’s main antagonist. What an evil woman she is!

Cagri Citanak as Ferit Simsek (episodes 1-39)

Selin’s former fiancee. He is originally the reason for Eda and Serkan’s fake engagement as Serkan did not trust Ferit. After his breakup with Selin, he has a relationship with Ceren.

Ilkyaz Arslan as Leyla Haktan (episodes 1-39)

She is Serkan’s assistant and clearly hates her job. She often asks Serkan if she can leave the job.

Sarp Bozkurt as Erdem Sangay (episodes 1-52)

He is Engin’s assistant.

Sarp Can Köroğlu as Deniz Saraçhan (episodes 29–37)

He’s been friends with Eda since elementary school. He initially helps her in her romance with Serkan but is secretly in love with her.

Ayşegül İşsever as Semiha Yıldırım (episodes 23–28)

She is Eda’s grandmother on the paternal side. Extremely rich, she has always frowned upon Eda’s parents’ marriage and does not appreciate her bond with Serkan Bolat.

İlayda Çevik as Balça Koçak (episodes 22–28)

He will briefly be the PR of Serkan’s company and Eda’s antagonist.

Ali Ersan Duru as Efe Akman (episodes 13–21)

He is a highly rated architect abroad who will be a partner in Serkan’s company for a short time.

İsmail Ege Şaşmaz as Kaan Karadağ (episodes 1–10)

An old college friend of Serkan but now he hates him deeply and is always competing with him. He is Ferit’s best friend.

Maya Başol as Kiraz (episodes 40–52)

Serkan and Eda’s daughter.

Sinan Helvacı as Burak Balcı (episodes 40-52)

A close friend of Eda who is secretly platonically in love to her, gets along really well with Kiraz.

Hakan Karahan as Alexander Zucco (episodes 24–27, 29–34)

 

Mert Öcal as Prens Seymen (episodes 25–26)

 

Buğrahan Çayır as Tahir (episodes 23–28)

 

 

Let’s begin the episode reviews. I will add more names as the story progresses.

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