Cennet – The Power of Destiny is Telemundo’s first Turkish novela, based on the South Korean serial Tears of Heaven, and revolves on a nasty, insane mother.
Not Cennet, who is gorgeous, bold, and aching for the maternal affection she was denied.
Her grandma raised her when her mother abandoned her as a baby. That emotional hole was filled by a close childhood friend, but she suffered a double blow when he disappeared from her life following an accident.
In the present tense, Cennet has triumphed over her difficult upbringing. She’s put a lot of effort into being the best architecture student in her class, and when she graduates, the mother of her school colleague Melisa offers her an amazing position at her company.
This is good for Cennet However, this brings her full circle and exposes her to the harsh resentment of the person who turned her down:
At this firm, Cennet first meets Selim, and they learn they had been childhood buddies who lost each other.
They reestablish their bond and get closer, but Arzu gets envious and prickles with spikes since she wants Selim for Melisa.
Then she notices that Cennet has a birthmark on her neck that matches the baby that she left behind more than 20 years ago.
And that’s when she snaps. She gets fixated on the notion that Cennet’s looks is no coincidence and that she has no maternal love at all for her. She loses control and devises a scheme to remove her from her life.
Which raises the question of why a mother would embrace one child yet reject another.
Surely it has to do with the father somehow?
Read the First Teasers Below
Monday 23 October 2023
A baby is born in a house in the ghettos. The mother (Cavidan for now – later to be Arzu) and Mukaddes are there. The mother leaves the baby behind.
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Selim decides to take Cennet and Melisa to the construction area. This is good news for Cennet. She will have a chance to see how things work.
Wednesday 25 October 2023
Cennet is heartbroken and disappointed. The buyers treated her so badly and now Selim gives her a pep talk.
Thursday 26 October 2023
Arzu yells at Cennet. She accuses her of bringing chaos. She believes Cennet and Mukaddes have an intention… a purpose.
Friday 27 October 2023
Cennet and Selim have lunch in the garden. The landlord comes and asks for rent. Cennet understands Mukaddes hasn’t paid. Selim pays the landlord.
Saturday 28 October 2023
Ozlem says she wants to spend time with Mahir over the phone. They have a crucial meeting, according to Mahir. Ozlem is adamant. Her desire is to meet him.
Sunday 29 October 2023
Mukaddes is taken home by Cennet. Mukaddes treated Arzu very harshly, but Cennet believes that’s because Arzu treated her like a monster.
Monday 30 October 2023
Selim wants to speak with Cennet while they are at the fish store. Even though Cennet loves him too much, she wants to flee from him.
Tuesday 31 October 2023
Selim extends his helping hand. He’d like to take Omer and Cennet fishing. She informs him that she is not in need of his assistance.