Viva adapts popular ‘hugot’ novel into millennial romantic film
The movie is an adaptation of the best-selling book by renowned young “hugot” novelist” Marcelo Santos III. To be released nationwide on Wednesday, Oct. 3, by Viva Films and Sari Sari Films, the film stars Yassi Pressman, Shy Carlos, Louise Delos Reyes, Marco Gumabao and Sam Concepcion who give life to the characters Shalee, Jackie, Kath, Dan, Alex and RJ. Shalee (Yassy) is a bubbly photography enthusiast who is battling with a heart ailment She has had feelings for Alex (Sam) since their younger days. Alex is into arts. His favorite subject to draw is that of monsters. Everybody treats him like he’s invisible, but Shalee’s attention and affection changes his view about life.
RJ is a varsity player and a smooth-talker which is a solid combo to attract girls. He is used to girls falling for him. He promises Jackie that he would never do anything to hurt her. Kath (Louise) is an adventurous gal who is tough on the outside but soft on the inside. She meets Dan during a time when she’s mending a broken heart. Dan (also played by Sam) is a good conversationalist, lending his ears to Kath who is a complete stranger. But there’s a mysterious vibe around him since he doesn’t say much about himself. As their stories unfold, see how the characters go from being blissfully in love to failing miserably in keeping their happiness last. Discover the connection of their lives through their broken hearts, and how it will pave the way to acceptance and moving on. Marcelo Santos III expressed his approval on the actors’ portrayal of their characters. He was present during the film’s shooting, and he’s happy that the vision of director Digo Ricio is aligned with how he saw his book to be interpreted on screen. Giving more feels to the movie is the theme song entitled “Ang Awit Natin”, sung by Janine Teñoso, composed by Jazz Nicolas and Wally Acolola, the winning tandem behind the hit song “Di Na Muli.”