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Thursday 9th February 2023 / 18 Rejab 1444

Is Netflix’s movie ‘Don’t Leave’ worth watching?

'Don't Leave' is streaming on Netflix (DecadesLife)

'Don't Leave' is streaming on Netflix (DecadesLife)

Directed by Ozan Aciktan, ‘Don’t Leave’ is a Turkish drama romance movie streaming on Netflix.

The Turkish movie is about romance and love that was found and lost. The movie became an instant favourite because of Burak Deniz, who starred in the Turkish drama ‘Aşk Laftan Anlamaz’ (Pyaar Lafzon Mein Kahan) which was popular when released in Pakistan.

After watching the movie, there are a few concerns; why exactly Defne left and is the movie really worth watching? 


A young man named Semih, played by Burak Deniz is a charming and professional artist who gets a startling wake-up call when his girlfriend Defne, played by Dilan Çiçek Deniz unexpectedly cuts bait on their live-in romance.

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This unexpected development sends him into self-reflection and he starts thinking about his past moments with her and what and how things went wrong and how he could handle things better.


Burak Deniz      

Dilan Çiçek Deniz            

Ceyda Düvenci

Berrak Tüzünataç           

Sükran Ovali     

Ersin Arici      

Dolunay Soysert

Why did Defne leave Semih?

One night after the breakup, Defne and Semih meet and the next morning she reminded him that they had met which he forgot under the influence of alcohol.

What bothered Defne was how Semih had only talked about himself the previous night. He asked her what his mistake was and whether he was right or wrong, but he never asked how she was doing or what she wanted from the relationship.

This was precisely why Defne left Semih as her needs and opinions were not valued in their relationship. Even after breaking up, he did not care to ask her how she was holding up. She believed it was his arrogance that caused a distance between them.

Stream or skip?

SKIP IT! It’s a good movie over all with a powerful performance by Deniz but if you’re on one of those days when you don’t feel yourself at all if you’re dealing with emotional struggle then you should probably skip the movie and watch something comedy.

The movie tells you moving on is the best solution because holding back hurts no one but you.



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