It's good thing that quality movies from independent filmmakers are being given the liberty to do their own movies and it is better if these movies are given chance to be seen in the public. Thanks to Star Cinema, Hari Ng Tondo is now in cinemas.
Robert Arevalo got the Best Actor Award from the recent Cinemalaya and making her after her long absence in the screen, Cris Villonco also got an award as best supporting actress. Not only that it got two awards but it also marks the return of Carlos Siguion-Reyna in the director's chair after fourteen years.
Hari Ng Tondo tells the story about a patriarch who returns to his old house in Tondo along with his two grandchildren. Bibeth Orteza wrote this story based on the late comedian Dolphy of Tondo he knew.
Ms. Orteza said that the movie is about family. Most people have a misconceptions about Tondo but the movie will show you that. This movie also marks the first time Rafael Siguion-Reyna works with his father in a movie. He plays one of the grandchildren.
Ms. Villonco is very active in theater productions. Before this movie, she worked with Robert Arevalo in Nick Joaquin's Mga Ama, Mga Anak by Tanghalang Pilipino. She said that it's hard for her to erase the memories of people who knew her as a teen star but she hopes that this movie will show that she is a different person now when she gives her take on movies with her background in stage plays.
This just shows that there are still people who still wants to make quality movies in mainstream cinemas. Robert Arevalo said it better when he ask to support the movie because regardless of mainstream and independent movies, these are all quality Pinoy movies. Hari Ng Tondo also stars Rez Cortez , Aiza Seguerra, Ciara Sotto, Ali Sotto, Eric Quizon, Liza Lorena and more. For more movie press launch coverages, follow this blog or like L.E.N.S. blogs.