The announcement hit the circuits earlier today: Mucadele Cikmazi ("Struggle Alley") will have its global premiere on Netflix on March 15, 2021! As reported by Thomas Miller in Seat42f.com, here is the summary of the movie:
Struggle Alley [film] – Starring Cagatay Ulusoy, together with Emir Ali Dogrul, the film is directed by the talented Can Ulkay (Ayla) and produced by OGM Pictures. OGM Pictures/ founder Onur Guvenatam was also behind The Protector. The script is brought to life by Ercan Mehmet Erdem (Behzat C.).
"An impoverish, old neighborhood in Istanbul, brutally shaped by emigration ... Mehmet is a cherished fellow who runs the solid waste warehouse in the neighborhood; he helps everyone in need - especially homeless children and teenagers since he was one too. Mehmet's biggest supporter is Tahsin, who has been helping him and those in need for a very long time. One day Mehmet meets an 8 year old boy (Ali) who suddenly appears in his best mate Gonzales' waste sack. Mehmet suddenly has the urge to reunite the boy with his parents; however, he doesn't realize he becomes attached to this 8 year old child."
And here is the announcement made by Director Can Ulkay on his Instagram account:
What we know so far:
From behind the scenes photos of the filming, we know that the cast includes a lot of child actors and other, on top of a few main members of the cast. Some of the known names other than Cagatay and Emir are, at least:
The official trailer for the show is yet to be released but needless to say, Cagatay's global fans are beyond excited and very much looking forward to what looks like a thought-provoking movie brought to us by OGM.Pictures and scripted by Ercan Mehmet Erdem, who are known to create socially conscious narratives.
March cannot get here soon enough! Here's a short video summarizing what we know of the project so far:
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Thanks to the generosity of Can Ulkay, director of Cagatay's upcoming Netflix movie Mucadele Cikmazi, fans have gotten some recent sightings of Cagatay as he works in the post-production editing room. The artistic photos barely provide a visible profile, but fans are still happy to see him about and around. Sharing the clearest photo here, posted on Saturday, October 3.
Cagatay Ulusoy North America ran a survey on Instagram and Twitter, asking fans to vote for their favorite role for Cagatay. 500+ voles were cast and the results surprised some while they delighted others! Check out this video to see if you agree with the survey.
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One of the reasons Cagatay inspires so much love and loyalty is the kindness he exudes in his characters and in real life. We have been a part of this fandom for some time and in addition to learning more about the layers of his work, it has been equally gratifying to get to know amazing people across the globe who also admire his work and life values. What better way to unite than through a shared love for someone who impacts the world in a positive way?
A few of his Instagram fan accounts got together to spearhead a global fundraising campaign for children with cancer and other special needs, which also coincided with Childhood Cancer Awareness month. It was a wonderful experience to collaborate with fans from Turkey, Pakistan, Romania, Iran, Argentina and Uruguay, and realize that borders and vested interests of sovereign nations become a distant second when we focus on love. We can thank Cagatay for being such a unifying force for #SocialChange with a #GlobalImpact. With donations big and small across many individual donors, we raised more than $3,500 for organizations such as Losev Turkey, UNICEF and St. Jude Children's Hospital.
,During these difficult times of the COVID pandemic and the many ways it has hurt economies and communities, we are pleased to create a spot of positivity in Cagatay's honor. Here is a video put together by Cagatay Ulusoy Worldwide Fans, one of Cagatay's oldest fan accounts and a fellow collaborator for the campaign. The short video acknowledges all the donors and shares their messages for Cagatay.
Happy Birthday, Cagatay, on behalf of the organizing team, the donors and all the fans who wishes to honor you.
Cagatay Ulusoy will be turning 30 years old in ten days, on September 23, 2020. For a person so young, Cagatay has impacted the lives of so many through the roles that he has played and how he has chosen to live his life.
There is very little doubt that Cagatay is a standout artiste in his peer group, being one of the best ambassadors for Turkey in the entertainment space. His humility and grounded way of life is inspiring in looking inward and focusing on self-growth, being mindful in career choices and philanthropic endeavors.
Over the years, Cagatay has supported a number of philanthropic causes, namely childhood cancer and other medical needs, environmental preservation, orphanages and other need-based programs centered on children.
In an effort to honor this exemplary young man and the ways he has promoted positive #SocialChange, a few of his most active fan accounts on Instagram and Twitter have collaborated to create a birthday fundraiser whereby fans can support any of the four selected organizations (can be their local chapter) in honor of Cagatay. Just share the receipt with any of the organizers to be counted towards the tally for #GlobalImpact created by Cagatay's fans.
We are also collecting a short blurb about why a donor is choosing to support Cagatay's fundraiser, which will be put into a video compilation to be shared with Cagatay and his manager. Donations will have to be made by September 21st to be counted.
You can get access to the flyer for the fundraiser here.
To make donations, you can go to these following links:
UNICEF - COVID-19 Efforts
LOSEV - Foundation for Children with Leukemia
St. Jude's Children's Hospital
Cagatay's milestone birthday is a great occasion for his fans to come together and support programs for a better world.
Cagatay Ulusoy North America (Instagram, Twitter, YouTube), USA
Cagatay Ulusoy Worldwide Fans, Turkey
@culusoy_fanclub | IG, Twitter, Iran
@team.cagatayulusoy.arg | IG, Twitter, Argentina
@_ulusoyiistt | IG, Turkey
@cagatay_uruguay | IG, Twitter, Uruguay
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