VIVA Films brings back old-school comedy in “Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo,” the reunion movie of Andrew E., Janno Gibbs, and Dennis Padilla, under the direction of Al Tantay.
It follows the story of Andy, Johnny, and Dondon whose troubled-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 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 men’s love interests played by Louise delos Reyes, Cindy Miranda, and Vanessa Wright. Julian Trono, Vitto Marquez, and Andrew Muhlach appear as the young versions of Andy, Johnny, and Dondon.
Back in the ‘90s, Andrew E., Janno Gibbs, and Dennis Padilla thrived in making people laugh. Their chemistry had been proven in the ’97 film “Si Mokong, si Astig, at si Gamol.” A couple of decades later, it is interesting to see how the trio can entertain both their Gen X fans and the millennials with their brand of comedy. “Sanggano, Sanggago’t Sanggwapo” opens in cinemas on September 4.