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Super Tekla confident about ‘Kiko En Lala’ going against Kim Molina’s ‘Jowable’

“Napanood ko yung trailer ng Jowable at kampante ako.Hindi nila crowd yung mga bata, not unlike Kiko En Lala.”

  • Super Tekla is now up for his first big screen stint Kiko En Lala
  • He is best known as a talk show host on The Boobay and Tekla Show
  • He said that he feels confident about his film going against Jowable

Kiko En Lala of Backyard Productions has finally revealed its playdate after months of waiting. It will be released this September 25 in the cinemas along with the Viva Film Jowable.

Coincidentally, Kiko En Lala is the launching movie of Super Tekla or Romeo Librada while Kim Molina is also starring in her launching movie Jowable.

Kiko En Lala was supposed to be the comeback movie of GMA Pictures and was scheduled to premiere last May but it was moved due to unspecified reasons.

Super Tekla admitted that he does not feel worried about his comedy film competing against the Kim Molina starrer.

“Napanood ko yung trailer ng Jowable at kampante ako.Hindi nila crowd yung mga bata, not unlike Kiko En Lala. Nang mapanood ko ang trailer, ‘Oh my God, ganoon na pala talaga ka-balaj [balahura] ang comedy movie, sobrang nakakalungkot. Gaya nga ng sinasabi ko, ang daming salita na puwedeng ilapat pagdating sa komedya. Manood ka ng old movies na mga comedy, old school, pero yung touch ng comedy, maganda. Ngayon, ang balaj! Noong mapanood ko yun, oh my God, kaya kampante ako sa Kiko En Lala. Malapit ang puso ko sa mga bata kaya nang tanggapin ko yung project, ayoko yung mga bakla na sobrang bastusin. Gusto ko yung baklang kiliti, kiti-kiti na karakter, yung mahuhumaling yung mga bagets. Kahit saan ako magpunta, tumatakbo yung mga bata, niyayakap ako. Yun ang gusto ko kaya itong movie ko, pampamilya siya,” Super Tekla said in an exclusive interview of PEP last September 12, Thursday.

The comedian also expressed his overwhelming happiness for having this big break as an artist in spite the delay.

“Hay, sobra, abot langit… Sabi ko nga nang ma-move nang ma-move ang showing dahil sa editing, hindi naman puwedeng ilabas ng pucho-pucho. I understand din na maraming iniwasan na makakatapat. Ilu-launch na dapat noon, pero may makakatapat na [big] foreign films, baka kung saan pulutin yung Kiko En Lala.”

Super Tekla mentioned that though the film is receiving heavy criticisms now, he assured fans that the film is well-made and will be surely loved by the whole family.

“Actually, bina-bash nga siya. Ina-under estimate, tine-turn down ng mga tao. Sabi nila, corny, baduy, kabaduyan… Yun ang impression ng bashers, pero sige lang. Ang pinanghahawakan ko, okey naman ang movie. Magugustuhan ng mga bagets, ng mga pamilya,” the comedian affirmed.

Joining the comedian star in the film are Derrick Monasterio, Kim Domingo, Kiray Celis, Divine Tetay, Jo Berry, Vangie Labalan, and Ai-Ai Delas Alas in a very special role. It is directed by Adolfo Alix Jr.

Super Tekla will play conjoined twins named Kiko and Lala who badly wish to be separated to pursue their love interests. Their wish will be granted but there’s a catch: only one of them will live.

Meanwhile, Jowable is a film about Elsa, played by Kim, who continuously rants about the lack of romantic love in her life, and she seeks advice from everyone everywhere just to appease her soul. It is adapted from the viral short video series of the same name and is directed by Darryl Yap.

Many Filipino films have been successful in the cinemas recently including blockbuster films The Hows of Us, Alone/Together ,Hello,Love,Goodbye and Just A Stranger. Does this mean the slump in the Filipino movie industry is finally over?.


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