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Friday, February 21, 2014

Filipino Movies with Titles that Include the Word "Langit" (Heaven): 1994 to 1995

The Tagalog word langit means "sky" or "heaven" in English. As a result, langit has a positive connotation in the Filipino language. In the mid-1990s, a number of movies that include the word langit were released.

Kapantay ay Langit  (Equal to Heaven), a Viva Films production, opened in theaters on February 9, 1994. It was one of the movies that featured the tandem of Sharon Cuneta and Richard Gomez. Under the direction of Joel Lamangan, other cast members include Tonton Gutierrez, Bing Loyzaga, Charina and Hazel Huelves.

The title is based on a George Canseco composition that was original sung by Amapola and later popularized by Pilita Corrales. It can be noticed that the phrase "Brought to you by Selecta and Bench" appears at the top of the advertisement. During those times Cuneta and Gomez were endorsing the ice cream brand and apparel line, respectively. After two decades (and if the casting is already final), Sharon Cuneta and Richard Gomez will once more topbill the upcoming TV5 show My Pirated Family.

Vina Morales and Ariel Rivera led the cast of (again) Joel Lamangan's Anghel na Walang Langit (Angel Without a Heaven), another production by Viva Films. Albert Martinez, Gary Estrada, Bing Loyzaga and Marjorie Barretto are part of the supporting cast. This movie opened in theaters on November 2, 1994.

The OctoArts Films production Muntik Nang Maabot ang Langit (Almost Reached Heaven) was a launching vehicle for contract star Jennifer Mendoza. The similarly-titled theme song is performed by rock band True Faith. The movie, which was directed by Manuel "Fyke" Cinco, opened in theaters on August 23, 1995. Other cast members include Charito Solis, Tonton Gutierrez and Patrick Guzman.

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