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His latest bout with Floyd Mayweather has been the most awaited fight of the century. Unfortunately, many were dismayed with it.
Few weeks before the fight, an independent movie about “People’s Champ” was shown in cinemas. This is the story on how Manny grew up in a mountainous place in Mindanao then transferred to General Santos City after being caught in the middle of military and leftist group encounter.
In, General Santos City, he was trained by his Uncle Sardo who is a boxing fanatic. However, her mother, Mommy Dionisia is against it.
When time comes Manny needs money for her mother’s medicine, he was encouraged by his Uncle Sardo to try compete in the plaza. He uses the name Kid Kulafu, based on one of the famous alcoholic drink, Kulafu.
He continued his training and eventually became part of the GenSan boxing team. Together with other team mates, they went to Manila and try their luck in boxing ring. The rest is history.
Though the movie is an indie one, it is great and can be lined with non-indies.
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Alessandra da Rosi acts very natural in her role. The very strict and fighter yet comedic features of Mommy Dionisia was still there.
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Buboy Villar is also a great for the role as Manny. He mimics the very aggressive and fast punches by Manny.
Other casts were Cesar Montano as Uncle Sardo, Jake Macapagal, Alex Vincent Medina, Jomari Angeles, Kokoy de Santos, Igi Boy Flores and Khalil Ramos.
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