‘The Comeback’ showcases Kaye Abad’s talent for drama and comedy.
As part of this year’s Cinema One Originals films, Kaye Abad shines in her role as Angela Velasco, a washed-up actress who has lost her way in the Ivan Andrew Payawal drama-comedy film The Comeback
. The film’s opening scene sets the tone for Gela’s mood throughout the entire film, which swings from being depressed, unapologetically angry to feisty and back to feeling suicidal. During her heyday, she was the toast of the town with a hit music video, movies, and acting awards. Cut to present day where she lives in a mansion with no maids and just her trusty assistant Beng (played by an impressive Sheena Ramos) who seems to be willing to weather a lifetime of storms for her.
Kaye, who started out playing girl-next-door roles, moved on to take on more feisty characters with her roles in teleseryes like Annaliza and Two Wives. In The Comeback, she portrays the role of the troubled Gela so wholeheartedly (complete with expletives in almost every line) that it gives the audience the chance to fully understand, hate or love the lead star within the almost two-hour run of the film. Kaye’s acting versatility will make you love her insensitive comments, witty insults and withering looks, all of which embody what Gela has come to be.
The Comeback also has strong supporting characters and cameo performances by some of the most familiar faces in the industry, namely Alex Medina, Matt Evans, Patrick Garcia, Valeen Montenegro, Maria Isabel Lopez, Nikki Valdez, Alessandra de Rossi, and Joem Bascon (who never actually physically appears in the film). In fact, they all play necessary characters that help in aiding the storyline to go forward and give even more depth to Kaye’s often misunderstood character Gela.
Catch The Comeback at the Cinema One Originals Film Festival until 17 at participating cinemas in Resorts World Manila, Trinoma, Glorietta and SM Megamall.
Here are the full and final lineup of films:
ORIGINALS 2015 FILMS
1. Baka, Siguro, Yata by Joel Ferrer, Romantic Comedy
2. Bukod Kang Pinagpala by Sheron Dayoc, Horror
3. Dahlin’ Nick by Sari Dalena, Docu-drama
4. Dayang Asu by Bor Ocampo, Action Drama
5. Hamog by Ralston Jover, Drama
6. Manang Biring by Carl Joseph Papa, Drama Comedy
7. Mga Rebeldeng May Kaso by Raymond Red, Youth Drama
8. Miss Bulalacao by Ara Chawdhury, Small-town Drama
9. The Comeback by Ivan Andrew Payawal, Drama Comedy