Aga's fans welcome his return to the movies
At long last, Aga Muhlach is back!
And his fans trooped to the cinemas when Seven Sundays opened Wednesday last week, and to this day, it remains a blockbuster.
The former matinee idol can’t be happier. He had doubts about going back to facing the cameras, what with his struggle with losing the extra pounds. Fortunately, the role assigned to him did not require a well-built man or someone with a sculpted physique.
But, “No, I won’t stay that way,” he said about the body many fans saw in the movie. “I will be doing other movies and I will have to make myself physical fit for the other roles I’ll be playing."
Aga Muhlach’s coming home to Star Cinema was reason for the film company to be doubly happy. And the project, say the people behind the film, was the right project for an actor who has long stayed out of the limelight. As one of the most iconic leading men of Star Cinema, it should be noted that the last full-length feature that Aga starred in was the romantic drama In The Name Of Love opposite Angel Locsin in 2011.
“In the last years, almost all the film offers were mostly love stories. I wanted to do something different. The concept of a family centered movie greatly appealed to me and I was really very moved when I read the script of Seven Sundays,” says Aga.
Seven Sundays teams Aga up with some of the industry’s finest actors – Dingdong Dantes, Enrique Gil, Cristine Reyes, and Ronaldo Valdez. It is a family dramedy about four estranged siblings – Allan (Muhlach), Bryan (Dantes), Cha (Reyes) and Dex (Enrique Gil) –forced by their dying father, Manuel (Valdez), to revive their Sunday family get-togethers for the remaining months of his life. Now forced to spend time with each other, both comedy and chaos ensue as old family and sibling issues resurface as they all deal with their individual conflicts.
Aga’s Allan, is the eldest and is in constant conflict with Dingdong Dantes’ Bryan, considered as the second eldest in the family. Allan’s struggle is to make his his children and his father to be proud of him always doubting whether the choices makes are right or not.
Seven Sundays is a heartwarming film that reminds every Filipino that although not every family is perfect, one thing is constant – the love and affection that each family member has for each other despite the many differences they have among themselves.
“The movie has the right blend of drama and comedy. The comedic sequences that we filmed were all very natural and nothing is contrived. I guess that’s the reason why these scenes are hilarious. The dramatic scenes on the other hand, will really touch the hearts of moviegoers. This movie teaches us that it’s normal for siblings to fight and have disagreements and that no family is perfect. The important thing is that the love of every family for each other must always, always prevail despite whatever problem they face with one another.”
Seven Sundays also stars Donita Rose, Kean Cipriano, Ketchup Eusebio, April Matienzo, Jeffrey Tam, Kyle Echarri, Kin Billote, Angelica and Angelee Cruz, Gabriel Iribagon, and Alyanna Angeles.
Meanwhile, Dingdong Dantes also returns to the silver screen after the successful theatrical run of The Unmarried Wife in 2016.
Enrique Gil, on the other hand, teams up with Cathy Garcia-Molina once again after the mammoth success of My Ex And Whys in February.
Cristine Reyes was last seen on TV as one of the celebrity contestants on I Can Do That, prior to her last film credit in her unforgettable cameo in the Vice Ganda super blockbuster hit Girl, Boy, Bakla, Tomboy in 2013.
Ronaldo Valdez was last seen in the romantic flick All You Need Is Pag-ibig in 2015 and he is finally back in his element in this dramatic-comedy.
GMA Pinoy TV is throwing in a mix of beauty, charm, and talent to the Kapuso October-Feast in Singapore on Oct. 22. It promises to be an event to remember, with Kapuso artists Glaiza de Castro, Ken Chan, Jak Roberto, and Dave Bornea.
The Kapuso Abroad will definitely feel closer to home as Filipinos in Singapore converge at the Nexus Auditorium, 2 p.m., to see their favorite GMA artists perform live with Singapore-based Pinoy performers as the front act.
Glaiza de Castro will perform songs off Magandang Simulain, her latest album. The heartthrobs in he hit romantic-comedy series Meant To Be, Ken Chan and Jak Roberto, along with Dave Bornea, will surely make fans scream with their surprising performances.
Organized by SingPhil Events and Services, Kapuso October-Feast is also made possible by GMA’s flagship international channel GMA Pinoy TV with the participation of StarHub.
Ticket prices are at $35 (General Admission), $55 (Premium), and $100 (VIP). Fans can also get a chance to meet and greet the artists after the show for only $120. For ticket inquiries, contact 874-95822, 938-29355, and 938-09803.
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