Tuesday, July 27, 2021



Looking at Pinoy showbiz power couple Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos, particularly when they share social media tidbits of their family life, one can only feel impressed at how they once acted as one of the most troubled cinematic couples (comedy-wise) in a 2006 Star Cinema film. “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo” from director Jose Javier Reyes chronicled the side-splitting adventures of a couple trying to survive parents sabotaging their wedding, and the allure of another woman when pregnancy mood swings hit. It sequel “Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo” the following year only seemed to up the stakes. But now, some 15 years after the original’s premiere, plans for a third are percolating.

According to Inquirer.net, Ryan Agoncillo and Judy Ann Santos are all up for reprising their roles as Jed and Angie Valeriano in a third installment to the matrimonial/family romantic comedy “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo” (“KKK” for short) to form a trilogy with the follow-up “Sakal, Sakali, Saklolo” (SSS). The idea for making another sequel came in the wake of the streaming re-release of “KKK” restored and re-mastered for KTX.ph, ABS-CBN’s digital streaming platform. This and other films directed by Jose Javier Reyes are undergoing restoration via the Sagip Pelikula Film Festival.

Agoncillo says that he was asked during a virtual by Leo Katigbak, head of the ABS-CBN Film Restoration and Archive, if he and Santos were up for a complete trilogy. The actor noted that he was surprised at how long the first film had premiered a decade and a half ago, and he was curious as to imagine what live for Jed and Angie have been in the same period of time. “Their journey, if you ask me, is now something that we also go through in our marriage,” remarks Ryan on this. “We could relate to them, although our experiences aren’t exactly the same.”

His wife agrees in her interest. “I imagine the story to still have a lot of funny, as well as dramatic moments,” adds Juday. “As our captain, it will really depend on which direction Direk Joey [Reyes] will choose to steer the ship.” The filmmaker himself reveals that a part 3 was always in his mind, to the point that he even has a working title. However the onset of the pandemic prevented further development. Jose Javier Reyes is thus leaving things to Star Cinema if or when they might begin brainstorming prior to production.

Star Cinema’s “Kasal, Kasali, Kasalo” was an entry to the 2006 Metro Manila Film Festival, where it won nine awards and grossed about P187 million at the Philippine box office.

Image from Rappler


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