<script async src="//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js"></script> <!-- Showbiz Portal Bottom 1 300x250, created 10/15/10 --> <ins class="adsbygoogle" style="display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px" data-ad-client="ca-pub-1272644781333770" data-ad-slot="2530175011"></ins> <script> (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); </script>
Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Sep 23, 2010

Vice Ganda Feels Sad He Didn't See Luis Manzano'S Birdie

VICE GANDA says he couldn’t believe it when he got a call saying Viva Films would launch him in “Petrang Kabayo”. “Natulala ako, nataranta, nawala sa sarili. Sabi ko, kaya ko na ba ang solo movie? Hanggang ngayon nga, di pa nagsi-sink in sa’kin ng buong-buo na tapos na yung movie at ire-release na.”

The movie is not a remake of the old Roderick Paulate flick made by Regal. Direk Wenn Deramas says he just got the title from original creator Pablo Gomez and came up with a totally new story where Vice is Peter Kasimsiman, who’s played as a boy by Makisig Morales. His dad (John Arcilla) is cruel to Peter as he’s gay so he runs away from home and is adopted by a rich ranch owner (Eugene Domingo) who treats him like a son.

When he grows up, Vice Ganda as Peter becomes grumpy and abusive to the people around him, including to the horses in their stable. Because of this, Diobayo (Eagle Riggs), the Goddess of Horses, puts a curse on him and he turns into a horse whenever he loses his temper. Also in the movie are Luis Manzano, Tom Rodriguez, DJ Durano, Candy Pangilinan, Sam Pinto and Gloria Romero.

With Luis as his leading man, is it true Vice saw Luis’ manhood while he was taking a bath in one scene? “No, di ko nga nakita ang bird ni Luis,” he says. “Akong pinakamalas na bakla doon kasi yung mga nasa harap sa set, they claim nakita nila. Some were even able to take a video of it.” “But out of respect for Luis, pinabura ko agad sa mga cellfone nila,” says Direk Wenn. 

We just want to say something about the trailer. It’s not that funny. Also, what register with the viewer is the grumpiness of Vice in most of the scenes. He’s always shouting or barking at someone because he’s pissed. As someone commented: “Ano ba yan? Lagi siyang galit.” And it’s true. This can turn off viewers. Can’t they make his character more lovable and pleasing to the viewers?