Hayat was a great film the first time I saw it and a great film the fifth time I saw it. Some people argue that the story is "not a continuation of the series." Is a good story all that people care about? There is much...展开more to a film than its plot; people tend to forget this. Asmali Konak has displayed some great acting both in the series as well as the movie. The directing in the film was done by the great Abdullah Oguz and like his past music video work, he did not disappoint. I recommend this film without reservations; if not for the Asmali Konak name, then for one of Abdullah Oguz's finest directorial showcases.