Viva Films Bring Back Old School Comedy with Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo (Opens Sept 4)
Viva Films is bringing back old-school comedy with their latest film Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo starring Dennis Padilla, Andrew E. and Janno Gibbs under the direction of Al Tantay.
The film follows the story of Andy,Johnny and Dondon, whose trouble-filled lives get more complicated because of deceit. Upon the death of millionaire tycoon Don Robert Endrinal, Andy and Dondon (Andrew E. and Padilla) find out that their friend Johnny (Gibbs) is actually the son of the departed businessman, and naturally has the right and responsibility to take over his father’s business. But when they arrive at the mansion, the indolent Johnny tells everyone that Andy is Johnny to free himself from any responsibility. The hardworking Andy and the cunning Dondon play along with this charade.
Now that the three friends are thrust into a life of affluence and power, flirtatious women are not far from behind. They also have to deal with a certain Mr. Russel (Eddie Garcia), a land developer determined to acquire Johnny’s hacienda, turn it into a casino complex and make the whole province a gambling capital.
To what lengths will Andy, Johnny and Dondon go to protect the hacienda and keep their secret at the same time.
Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo will not be complete without the guys’ love interests played by Louise delos Reyes, Cindy Miranda and Vanessa Wright.
Julian Trono, Vitto Marquez and Andrew Muhlach appear also as the young versions of Andy, Johnny and Dondon.
Back in the ’90s, the trio thrived in making people laugh which culminated with their 1997 film “Si Mokong, Si Astig at si Gamol”. It will be interesting to see how this trio can entertain both the Gen-X crowd as well as the millennials with their own brand of comedy.
Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo opens September 4.