The tagalized version of the hit Thai romantic comedy (CLICK HERE FOR RELATED ARTICLE) was shown last Sunday morning as a presentation of Kapamilya Sunday Blockbuster on ABS-CBN. It garnered a national TV rating of 18%, higher than ASAP Rocks, The Buzz and Good Vibes which is rare for a program being shown at that early time.
Furthermore, “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” (known in other countries as “First Love”) and its lead star “Mario Maurer” became a trending search keyword on Yahoo and “Mario Maurer” became a trending topic on Twitter.
After the airing of “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”, Filipino fans of the Thai heartthrob posted their appreciation on Twitter. Mario Maurer, on the other hand, replied and thanked his Filipino fans and he even twitted the following photo with a message “For my Filipino Fans”:
That’s Mario Maurer wearing an “Adobo” t-shirt. Adobo, as we all know, is the most popular Filipino food.
And since Pinoy netizens are abuzz about this Thai heartthrob, there are now clamors that the movie who catapulted Maurer to fame be tagalized and shown on Philippine television. The film I am talking about is “The Love of Siam.”
Did you know that Mario Maurer won Best Actor for this movie in the Southeast Asian film category at the 10th Cinemanila International Film Festival? His performance was described as “Mature acting choices within a wide range of situations. Beneath a calm and placid external demeanor his performance he displayed a rich inner struggle dealing with emotional burdens, with family, friends, his social circle and his romantic and sexual awakening.”
The sensational Thai movie is written and directed by Chookiat Sakveerakul. It is being described as a multi-layered family drama with a groundbreaking element in the story which is is a gay romance between two teenage boys.
Sounds intriguing right? Do you think it has a shot of being tagalized and shown on Philippine television despite the fact that it has a kissing scene between two teenage boys (Maurer and the other lead star)?
Let’s wait and see.