Adını Feriha Koydum
|Adını Feriha Koydum|
|Written by||Melis Civelek
|Directed by||Barış Yöş|
|Theme music composer||Nail Yurtsever
|Country of origin||Turkey|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||67|
|Running time||120 min|
|Production company(s)||Med Yapım|
|Original network||Show TV|
|Original release||January 14, 2011 – June 29, 2012|
Adını Feriha Koydum (English: The Girl Named Feriha) is a Turkish television drama series produced by Med Yapım. The series was broadcast on Show TV. It is written by Melis Civelek and Sırma Yanık. It narratives the life of Feriha Yilmaz a young and beautiful girl who is a door keeper's daughter. She goes to a university which the playboy Emir Sarrafoğlu also attends. Emir who has never been in love before, falls in love with Feriha at first sight.
The eponymous heroine Feriha Yılmaz (Hazal Kaya) is an attractive, talented and ambitious daughter of a poor family. Her father, Rıza Yılmaz (Metin Çekmez), is a doorman in Etiler, an upper-class neighborhood of Istanbul. Her mother, Zehra Yılmaz (Vahide Gördüm), is a housekeeper. Feriha is able to secure a full scholarship to a private university. While studying in the university Feriha poses as a rich girl whose wealthy father is the family's patriarch. She meets a handsome and rich young man, Emir Sarrafoğlu (Çağatay Ulusoy) at her university. Feriha lies about her life and family background and Emir falls in love with her not knowing who she really is. She also falls in love with him and is trapped in her own lies. Her family arranges her marriage with Halil (Ufuk Tan Altunkaya) who starts to accompany her to the university. He spies on her interactions with Emir and snaps after seeing their display of affection. The season ends with Feriha's mother getting shot by Halil, Feriha's ex-fiancé.
In the second season Emir discovers Feriha's lies through the plan set up by Cansu. He breaks up with her and decides to seek revenge by renting an apartment in the building where Feriha lives in the basement. They remain separated for a long time but their love remains alive. On the New Year's Eve Feriha gets kidnapped by Halil who decides to marry her by force. However Emir saves her from Halil's trap. After the kidnap Emir and Feriha both realise their immense love for each other. They forgive each other and get reconciled. When Feriha's family get to know about her relationship with Emir, her father gets very furious and decides to send her back to the village. On the way to village, Emir comes and takes Feriha along with him somewhere. Soon they get married. However, they both decide to reveal their marriage to their family on right time. Eventually Cansu tries to kill Feriha and Emir. When Feriha and Emir are taken to the hospital their marriage gets revealed to their family. Both Yilmaz and Sarrafoğlu family get furious and shocked on knowing that they have got married. So, Emir and Feriha have to live the hard life due to their family's disappointment and the entry of characters such as Rüya, Ece and Yavuz. Later in the story due to a misunderstanding Feriha leaves Emir and goes to U.S. with Levent, where she divorces him in absence. She returns to Istanbul after 3 years when Emir is getting engaged to Ece to protect her from Yavuz. Soon the misunderstanding between Feriha and Emir gets cleared up and they get married for a second time. Alas, that the season ends with Feriha getting fatally shot by her ex-fiancé Halil at her wedding ceremony, and a very touching scene of the husband and wife looking into each other's eyes for the last time, crying, saying "we're at the place (Park) where everything started, I love you very much" to one and another, then Feriha drops her marriage certificate and dies in Emir's arms.
|Zehra Yılmaz||Vahide Gördüm|
|Feriha Yılmaz Sarrafoğlu||Hazal Kaya|
|Emir Sarrafoğlu||Çağatay Ulusoy|
|Rıza Yılmaz||Metin Çekmez|
|Sanem İlhanlı||Deniz Ugur|
|Hande Gezgin||Ceyda Ateş|
|Koray Onat||Yusuf Akgün|
|Mehmet Yılmaz||Melih Selçuk|
|Cansu İlhanlı||Sedef Şahin|
|Halil||Ufuk Tan Altunkaya|
|Ünal Sarrafoğlu||Eray Özbay, Murat Onuk|
|Seher Yılmaz||Neşem Akhan|
|Levent Seymen||Barış Kılıç|
|Tülin Atabeyli||Ebru Unurtan, Cigdem Irtem|
|Aysun Sarrafoğlu||Ahu Sungur|
|Ömer Yılmaz||Kaan Olcay|
|Rüya||Tuğba Melis Türk|
|Gülsüm Karaman Onat||Pelin Ermis|
|Haldun İlhanlı||Özhan Carda|
|Sophie Zehra||Leyla Erdoğan|
|Yavuz Sancaktar||Emre Koç|
|Nevbahar Seymen||Nurinisa Yıldırım|
|Bülent Seymen||Sarp Can Köroğlu|
Themes and reception
According to Nilüfer Pembecioğlu, Feriha is a symbol of class anxiety in Turkey; though having a university education, she is forced to lie in order to get ahead. Pembecioğlu lists it as one of the most successful Turkish television serials and being shown around the world; it was especially popular in Bulgaria, and was aired in Russia and India and Pakistan as well. In Pakistan, this drama was on aired on 'Channel Urdu' dubbed with urdu-Pakistani national language and earned great appreciation from public. India Zindagi Channel owned by Zee TV Network is broadcasting the show. It became a huge success. The reason behind its success is a powerful story and natural acting by all the artistes. Due to huge demand, the show has been rerun on the same network since 12 May 2016. The third and final season Adını Feriha Koydum: Emir'in Yolu which until now haven't been shown in India nor Pakistan for unknown reasons, was broadcast for the first time from November 16, 2016 to December 15, 2016 at 6 pm (IST) under the title “Feriha-New Season” by Zindagi TV because of overwhelming audience request. After getting continuous threats from the right holders of the series(from a South Asian country where it aired in September 2015), it was removed from its all official online channels on YouTube and Daiymotion in February 2018.
|Season||No. of Episodes||Start of the Season||End of the Season||Episodes||TV Season||TV Channel|
|1||24||14 January 2011||24 June 2011||1 - 24||2011||Show TV|
|2||43||9 September 2011||29 June 2012||25 - 67||2011-2012||Show TV|
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