MYXclusive: "MAY MINAMAHAL" Gets Digitally Restored!
ABS-CBN restores yet another classic Filipino movie as part of its "Sagip Pelikula" campaign. Tagged as the first romatic comedy film released by Star Cinema, "May Minamahal" gave moviegoers a fresh standpoint back when drama and action movies were the norm.
The 1993 masterpiece starring Aga Muhlach and Aiko Melendez definitely brought back a lot of memories of the past. In a MYXclusive interview, Aga fondly recalled the simplicity of life during the time they were shooting the film."I would never forget those days na everything was simple and easy. There were no cellphones, no social media—it was just real people."
When asked how he thinks millennials would be able to relate to "May Minamahal", Aga said that the film would look "alien" to the young ones especially since they grew up with phones and the internet. Incoming spoiler for the millennial population: The film definitely had a lot of scenes where the characters fought over who would use the home phone next. Sometimes the current user spends more than an hour doing telebabad which could be very, very frustrating if you're waiting for a call or just miss talking to your special someone.
Nevertheless, love is love. Whatever year or era a film may have been made, love is defined the same, and that's how movies like "May Minamahal" becomes timeless.
Aside from the Jose Javier Reyes-directed movie, the ABS-CBN Restoration Group headed by Mr. Leo Katigbak also revived other Filipino classics such as "Sana Maulit Muli", "Tag-Ulan Sa Tag-Araw", “Moral,” “Labs Kita Okey Ka Lang” and five others for the 4th REELive the Classics that will be held at Powerplant Cinemas. Check below the complete schedule of the showing of the digitally restored version from February 21 to 27:
Do you have plans to watch "May Minamahal"? Tell us what you think of the movie afterwards!