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Aga Muhlach happy with Miracle in Cell No. 7’s online release this month: ‘Napakasarap ng feeling’

‘Miracle in Cell No. 7’ star Aga Muhlach reveals how he feels about doing digital films and working in the new normal.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

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11/20/2020 08:57 AM
Aga Muhlach happy with Miracle in Cell No. 7’s online release this month: ‘Napakasarap ng feeling’
Photo Credit: @agamuhlach317 Instagram

With his 2019 blockbuster film Miracle in Cell No. 7 all set to start streaming online this month, Aga Muhlach said he has had to accept that today’s platform is far from the golden years of cinema that he grew up in.

“Ang nangyayari kasi ngayon mas lumalawak ang audience natin. Lumiit na talaga yung market natin sa sinehan kasi isipin mo nga naman sa isang pamilya, kahit gustong gusto mong panuorin yung pelikula mo, kung sampu sila, P300 ang isang ticket so P3,000 pesos may pamasahe pa, mahirap talaga. Ngayon dito sa WeTV sa platform na ito na ganyan, sa isang halaga sa isang buwan, ilan kayong makakanuod? Ilan ang mapapanuod mong pelikula? So nakakalungkot mang isipin. Kasi mahilig ako sa pelikula talaga, sa silver screen, hangga’t maaari hindi ako gumagawa ng TV talaga. Iba kasi ang feeling na nagbabayad ang audience, they go out of their way, magbibihis sila, may ipon na pera, ibibili ng ticket at papanuorin ang pelikula mo. It’s an event really. Now nakakataba sa puso yung mga ganitong bagay. Kaya lang ngayon nga paliit ng paliit yung audience natin sa ganyan,” he shared.

During the media launch of WeTV Philippines, Aga said he is happy that their blockbuster film which is a remake of 2013 Korean hit will now be available to a wider audience online.


“Napakasarap ng feeling bilang isang artista na ang pelikula mo, hindi naman namin actually gusto yung sinasabing box office na yan, really ang sa amin bilang artista, yung trabahong ginawa mo, masayang masaya ka pag milyon milyon ang manunuod. So with this new platform parang sana nga umabot ng umabot ng ganun para makita nila yung ginawa naming pelikula,” he said.

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Aga said going online has given actors a bigger opportunity to do a wider range of projects, which he hints is a sign he will be more open to doing more acting work not limited to films.

“So in terms of pelikula naman, as an actor, mas bukas na bukas ka sa mga puwede mo gawin. Kasi parang you don’t have to limit yourself kasi hindi mo na iisipin kung papanuorin ba ito or hindi, kung may pera ba ang tao or wala. Mas madali nilang ma-a-access ngayon itong pelikulang gagawin mo through WeTV, through this new platform. As an actor, mas open ka, mas masaya gumawa ng pelikula.  Kaya lang, mami-miss ko talaga yung silver screen. Pero hindi natin alam, let’s see what happens in the years to come,” he added.

Miracle in Cell No. 7 stars Aga Muhlach, Bela Padilla, and Xia Vigor. The film will be streamed online exclusively on WeTV Philippines starting November 27.