Mustafa Kuzgun lives a modest, happy life with his wife and three adult children on the outskirts of Istanbul. He runs a small restaurant and though he is a virtuoso in the kitchen, he has no desire to expand his business nor does he strive for recognition. But life is unpredictable and Mustafa’s once uncomplicated world gets turned upside down by a dark secret from his past resurfacing. All the while his children, having been brought up to be good, humble people like their father, have more in common with him than he would like, each with their own stories that they must keep hidden from the rest of the family. As each of their lies and secrets becomes increasingly entangled and closer to surfacing, Mustafa’s life is less ordinary than ever.
The Secrets of Life centers on the heartwarming, intense, and a bit thrilling story of the Kuzgun family whose happiness was wrecked when the secrets of family members come out one after another. While the audience is captured by the heart-breaking and passionate love story of Burak and Seher, the series is a warm loving exploration of the Kuzgun family’s life within the walls of their home and in their restaurant. This intense story will definitely make a mark on the hearts and the minds of the audience who will quickly identify and sympathize with the main characters.
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 are 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?
- Original Title: Hayat Sirlari
- English Title: Life of Secrets
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- Genre: Drama, Family
- Episodes: 11
- Broadcast Network: Star Tv
- Director: Murat Can Oguz
- Screen Writer: Mahinur Ergun