ISHQ E MAMNOON BY URDU1 EPISODE 118 24TH OCTOBER 2012
Aşk-ı Memnu (English: Forbidden Love) is a Turkish romantic drama television series producedby Ay Yapım Productions and originally broadcasting by Kanal D between 2008 and 2010. It has been adapted from Halit Ziya Uşaklıgil‘s novel Aşk-ı Memnu, but takes place in the modern-day Istanbulinstead of the novel’s late 19th-century setting.
Aşk-ı Memnu is a tale of love, passion, ambition, greed and grief. Bihter Yöreoğlu blames her father’s death on her mother’s unfaithfulness. She marries an older man, the man her mother fancies, Adnan Ziyagil only to find herself in her mother’s position. The story is a beautiful mirage of forbidden love and the destruction it brings onto people who are blinded by their desires.
Rich widower Adnan Ziyagil lives with his teenage daughter Nihal, his son Bulent, children’s nanny Mrs Deniz and Behlul. Firdev Yöreoğlu after her husband’s death is near to bankruptcy. She has two daughters; Peyker and Bihter.
Peyker Yöreoğlu, Firdev’s eldest daughter, is getting married to Nihat. Nihat is the son of a rich but cunning businessman Hilmi. Hilmi dislikes Firdevs knowing she is a greedy, cunning and self-centered woman. Bihter is shown to be recovering from the shock of her father’s death, although she is happy for her sister Peyker but she holds her mother responsible for her father’s death. She had accompanied her father to their farmhouse where he died of heart attack after seeing his wife with another man. Before getting married to Nihat, Peyker was romantically involved with Behlul.
Adnan Ziyagil lives in a mansion on the shore of Istanbul’s bosporus strait with his two children, teenage daughter Nihal and eleven year old son Bülent. Behlul’s is a distant relative of Adnan. He was brought home by Adnan after his parents died in a car accident. Mrs Denis is the children’s nanny and she has been living in the household before the death of Adnan’s wife. Adnan falls in love with the much younger and beautiful Bihter. He proposes her and she agrees to marry him even though she knows that her mother fancies him. Soon after Adnan and Bihter get married, Firdevs comes to live with the family.
Nihal is not very happy with her father’s decision of marrying Bihter. She wanted him to marry her French nanny Mademoselle. Behlul thinks Bihter married his uncle for his money as her family had a lot of debt due to her father’s death. He accuses her mother of selling her to his uncle, so he can pay their debts. Nihal confuses Behlul’s platonic affection with carnal love and Behlul unaware of her feelings treats her like his baby sister.
A series of event take place which lead Behlul into developing feelings for Bihter. Bihter rejects him initially, hurt Behlul proposes his then girlfriend and model Elif but distances himself from her when Bihter gives into his charms. Nihal is deeply saddened by Behlul’s engagement and passes out during the engagement ceremony. Adnan worried about her daughter, asks Mademoiselle about her. He is shocked upon discovering his daughter’s feelings for Behlul.
Firdevs senses change in Bihter’s attitude. She uses her maid Katiya to spy on her daughter and her family. With Katiya’s help she finds out an undelivered letter which Mademoiselle has written to Adnan, confessing her love for him. She uses it to brainwash Bihter against Mademoiselle. Tension builds up between the Adnan and Bihter when she blames Adnan for cheating on her with Mrs Denis.
Behlul is caught in a dilemma. He is ashamed of himself for deceiving his fatherlike uncle and in guilt he leaves Bihter, for whom he had broken off his engagement with Elif, and gets engaged with Nihal.
Heart-broken and devastated Bihter confronts Behlul. He tells Bihter that their relationship is over, and that he will marry Nihal so as to rectify his mistakes. Bihter, knowing that he loves her and is marrying Nihal only out of guilt, breaks down in front of her mother. She says that she is dying and begs her mother to stop the wedding. Firdevs refuses to help.
A day before Behlul’s wedding, Bihter asks him to run away with her but he coldly rejects her. As a last resort, on the day of wedding, Bihter confronts Behlul, pointing a gun towards herself, and asks why did he prefer Nihal over her, why did he choose to hurt her instead of hurting Nihal. She asks him whether he will be able to live after losing her and he says “no” but does not have the guts to take the gun from her hand. Adnan breaks into his bedroom and sees them together. He scornfully reminds Behlul that he treated him like his son. Upon realizing that Behlul does not have the courage to defend his love, Bihter kills herself. She dies for forbidden love.
After her death, Behlul visits her grave, asking for forgiveness over his cowardice. He admits that he always loved her and that he is her murderer and of everyone else, nothing would have ended this way if he wasn’t the coward man that he was, and that it is his punishment that he will have to live with this guilt forever. Behlul leaves Ziyagil family. Firdevs goes into shock over her daughter’s death and ends up being paralyzed. She blames herself for snatching her daughter’s love from her which resulted in her death.
Adnan moves into a new house with his children, Mademoiselle and the servants while Nihal is on the path of recovery after Behlul’s betrayal.