The many firsts for Judy Ann Santos in MMFF entry 'Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako'
Judy Ann Santos earned her stripes as an actress after 26 years with nearly 70 films and TV shows under her belt. Yet, it’s a wonder that she can still offer a lot of firsts as she joins the powerhouse tandem of Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Vic Sotto in the 2012 MMFF entry “Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako.”
Touted in the history of the festival as an entry with the most number of superstars in title roles, it is the first time Juday shares the big screen with Vic Sotto. As for Sen. Bong Revilla, Jr., the last time she had her name on the marquee with him was 12 years ago, in the film “Minsan Ko Lang Sasabihin” that’s why their reunion in “Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako” can be considered fresh combination, too.
“Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako” is the first time Judy Ann Santos will play on the silver screen a character with superpowers that has a heart for environmental causes. Judy Ann is Princess Angelina Kalinisan Orteza aka AKO, the ruler of Kingdom of Diwarata and one who has a mystical bird alter ego and leader of an environmental advocacy organization to boot. Even in shooting the film, Juday can lay claim to being among the first stars to shoot at the Kapurpurawan (white) rock formations in Burgos, Ilocos Norte.
Despite the many new things that the film offers, there are the Constants. Like most Judy Ann Santos films, this one bears an important message, too, about marriage, friendship, responsibility, forgiveness, love and respect and the protection of Mother Earth. As always, Judy Ann brings to the table the kind of acting mettle that only a superstar like herself can muster. As usual, may predict that Judy Ann’s participation in “Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako” will further boost the strongest of chances that it will transform box-office history to the heights of glory.
The highly anticipated movie is the only one in this year’s roster to have been jointly financed by five industry powerhouse outfits namely Imus Productions, OctoArts Films, M-Zet TV, APT Entertainment and GMA Films. Directed by Tony Y. Reyes and with screenplay by Bibeth Orteza and Aven Jacob, the story of “Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote, at Si Ako” begins with the establishment of the three different worlds, bound to meet for an adventure like no other – the humble family-oriented Enteng Kabisote (Vic Sotto), a low-profile technician married to the beautiful Fairy Princess of Encantasia, Faye (Gwen Zamora); Agimat (Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr.), the brave village warrior hero of Amuleto; and Princess Angelina Kalinisan Orteza also known as AKO.
From the initial installment “Si Agimat at Si Enteng Kabisote” in 2010, the friendship and partnership of Enteng and Agimat continues in 2012. From an eligible bachelor, Agimat now strives to apply all his learnings from Enteng and Faye as he himself tries to start his own family with wife, also an Amuleto warrior, Samara (Sam Pinto). The fun levels up as Aiza Seguerra brings Angelina and her comic modern Fairy sidekicks Pink Kapre Che (John Lapus), Winged Horse Sol (Yassi Pressman) and computer-wiz dwarf Chichay (Ryzza Mae Dizon), into the lives of the Kabisote’s and the Amuleto couple.
As the fun triples, so is the adventure and thrill as the leaders are confronted with high-tech villains from out of their worlds: Cannibal tribes of the Tokatoks and filthy alien monsters. Witness unparalleled battle stunts set in the Philippines’ never-before-seen destinations as Agimat, equipped with his one-of-a-kind sword; Enteng and his comic fighting style; and Princess Angelina, in her mystical bird alter ego; win the battle of good against evil.
Others in the cast of “Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote At Si Ako” are Jolo Revilla, Jillian Ward, Oyo Boy Sotto, Ruby Rodriguez, Amy Perez, Barbie Forteza, Alden Richards, and Anton Revilla.
“Si Agimat, Si Enteng Kabisote at Si Ako” opens in theaters nationwide on Dec. 25.