“Five Sisters” or “Little Women” describe the story of a family who live very peacefully and calm besides their less income and financial support. Their father, Mustafa Geezhjee, works in a Freight and Transportation company and travels weeks and months. Their mother, Nalan, does the house chores and also works outside the house as a tailor to support her family and so that her daughters can study well and live comfortably. Aleef, the eldest daughter of the house, is twenty years old and studies as a sophomore in Faculty of Law. Armaghan, 17, is a very stubborn and disobedient girl who is in 11th class at schools.
Yelez, 15, is a school student and is very eager in fashion and looking
charming. Belga and Janso are the youngest daughters of this house. On
the contrary to their elder sisters, they are very quiet, calm and
obedient girls. Belga has heart disease. For this reason, she stays in a
corner of the house and reads books. Janso is very interested in music
and playing piano.The story and events in this house begin when Nalan is called by the
company her husband works in. Nalan gets worried as to why the company
suddenly summoned her to the company. She immediately arrives to the
company. The owner of the company tells her about the bad news that her
husband is dead in an accident. Nalan leaves the company very
distractedly. She walks towards her house thinking about her husband’s
sudden death and responsibility of her five daughters. Her husband’s
death strikes her very hard that she feels a huge mental stress and
falls on the ground. Before she reaches to the hospital, she loses her
life. Aleef and Armaghan are notified of the issue. They immediately
arrive to the hospital and feel shocked seeing her mother dead. As they
are the eldest sisters of all and her parents are dead, they try to
offer their condolences to their younger sisters and keep them happy.
After Aleef and Armaghan are relieved of the tense news and want to
leave the hospital, they receive a package. They are told that the
package was with her mother. They open the package and come across
another bad news which they never expected to happen. They hear about
their father’s death. They leave the hospital very distractedly and
tense. They wonder how to tell about their parent’s death to their
younger sisters. They finally decide to tell them only about their
mother’s sudden death.
These five sisters feel very lonely but there is a very kind woman in
their neighborhood by the name of Baada and her presence give them some
courage to carry on with the life and they seldom feel their mother’s
death. Bada along with her nephew, Ali, who is Aleef’s classmate in
Faculty of Law, works for Khalosi, a very rich man. Baada knew Aleef’s
mother and her sisters for years. For this reason, she helps and
supports these five sisters financially when she can. But still it is
very hard to them to forget their parents.
10 days later, Yelez, Belga and Janso try to contact their father and
tell him about their mother’s sudden death. But they can’t contact him.
Meanwhile, news is broadcasted on the TV. The news says; “Some days
earlier, Mustafa Geezjee, who worked for a Freight and Transportation
Factory, was killed by a group of terrorists in a terrorist attack.
Yelez and Belga shock listening to this news. They start screaming and
calling her elder sisters, Armaghan and Aleef. They tell Yelez that they
were informed of his father’s death but they didn’t tell them because
they didn’t want them to get worried. Yelez, who is very stubborn, tells
her other two sisters to escape with her tonight. They do so but when
they see that they don’t have a place to stay, they go to their aunt
Shoqia’s house. Their aunt waited for such a moment. So, she welcomes
Belga, Yelez and Janso. Shoqia doesn’t have a child. She had tried hard
to adopt Janso from their parents but they didn’t accept it.
Early in the morning, when Aleef wakes up, she notices that her sisters,
Belga, Yelez and Janso aren’t at home. She wants to inform Armaghan.
Before that, the door bell rings. She opens the door and notices Sami
with some other men on her door. She avoids them but they forcibly enter
their house. Sami is Khlosee’s brother who wants to kick these five
sisters out of the house and build a restaurant there.
Armaghan doesn’t know the whole story. She asks Aleef why they want to
kick them out of this house. Aleef tells her that they are staying in
this house temporarily. In fact, this house belongs to a person who
lives in US. He has decided to sell this house to Sami. At this moment,
Otko enters with a lawyer who says is the lawyer of the real owner of
this house in Turkey. They want Sami to leave the house.
Otko is Sami’s grandson. He has come to Istanbul for his summer
vacation. He likes and falls in love with Armaghan after seeing her a
few times. He wants to be her friend. Khlosee comes to know and
disagrees with it. He wants Aleef to make her sister understand and
don’t let these two people work together. But Otko and Armaghan enjoy
working together in the restaurant and they gradually get closer to each
other. Aleef, who works in a beauty parlor, tries to stop Armaghan from
working there but Armaghan avoids her and doesn’t let her interfere in
her personal matters.
In no time, Aleef develops her career as a hairdresser. Most of Meraja’s
customers come to Aleef for getting their hair dressing well. Meraja is
the owner of this beauty parlor. Among these customers, Aleef finds her
faculty classmate’s mother, Eram. Meraja sometimes sends Aleef to
Eram’s house for dressing her hair. During this period, Aleef gets to
know Temochin. Temochin likes the behavior and character of Aleef and
tries to help her and her sisters. But Aleef likes Ali and wants to
marry him. So she doesn’t pay attention to Temochin a lot. Ali is poorer
than Temochin. So he escapes away from Aleef and passes most of his
time with Darya who has newly come from the other province.
Shoqia, Aleef’s aunt, finally decides to take Janso from their sisters.
Aleef disagrees. Therefore, Shoqia decides to go through the court. As
the economical situation of Aleef and her sisters are very low and weak,
the court decides in favor of Shoqia to keep Janso with them.