Fresh from her back to back win as best actress in Famas and Gawad Urian, Nadine Lustre portrays another intricate role in Indak, Viva Film’s epic dance movie that also stars Sam Concepcion.
The film revolves around the story of a simple island girl named Jen (Nadine), who loves dancing, but never showed her true talent to anyone. Not until a video of her dancing went viral online and Vin (Sam Concepcion), leader of Indak Pinas invites her to come to Manila and join them.
Not confident with her own talent, Jen hesitated to accept Vin’s invitation at first. But Vin finally convinces Jen when he mentioned that their group is going to compete at the World Dance Championship in South Korea, and that her presence in the group will have a great impact.
In Manila, Vin helps out Jen in improving her dancing, as well as adjusting living in the city. The two not only find their groove but also slowly fall for each other. With the rest of the crew, they must work together to bring out their best performance. But with struggles, dilemmas and past issues getting in the way, can they bring out a performance that will wow the whole world?
“It’s a new challenge for me because dance movie is difficult to make. We had to undergo a lot of training for our production numbers. The choreography was meant for a dance competition so it’s not easy. After the shoot, masakit talaga ang katawan mo. But it’s good I really enjoy dancing,” Nadine said of her experience doing the film.
She added that it was a conscious effort to undergo rigid dance training because she didn’t want a double to do the dance routines for her.
Meanwhile, Sam appreciates the fact that he’s friends with Nadine. It allowed them to work smoothly apart from the fact that his co-star has been known for being professional and easy to work with especially when on the set.
“I really enjoyed it. I love working with friends that I know. I love that I get to work with Nadz and you know, it’s a pretty good, pretty whole experience to work with her. I can’t wait for him to watch it,” Sam said.
Apart from the amazing choreography, Indak also features great soundtracks like “Sumayaw Sa Indak” by Nadine featuring Pio Balbuena and Shehyee, Sam’s soulful version of “Ikot-Ikot,” and Janine Teñoso’s heart-wrenching version of “Hindi Tayo Pwede.”
Directed by the number one concert director, Paul Alexei Basinillo, Indak was shot in the beautiful island of Bantayan in Cebu, and scenic South Korea, making the whole movie a feast for the senses.
Indak unspools in cinemas nationwide on Aug. 7.