Muling Buksan ang Puso

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Muling Buksan ang Puso
Muling Buksan ang Puso-titlecard.jpg
Muling Buksan ang Puso official title card
Also known asIf Only
GenreMelodrama
Romantic drama
Created byMa. Regina Amigo
Rondel P. Lindayag
Written byRondel P. Lindayag
Ma. Regina Amigo
Mariami Tanangco-Domingo
Directed byNuel C. Naval
Manny Q. Palo
Jojo A. Saguin
Don M. Cuaresma
Creative director(s)Johnny Delos Santos
StarringJulia Montes
Enrique Gil
Enchong Dee
Theme music composerGeorge Canseco
Opening theme"Muling Buksan ang Puso"
by Erik Santos / Lani Misalucha
Country of originPhilippines
Original language(s)Filipino, English
No. of episodes65 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Jennifer B. Soliman
Production location(s)Philippines
Running time30-45 minutes
Monday to Friday at 21:15 (PST)
Production company(s)Dreamscape Entertainment Television
Release
Original networkABS-CBN
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJuly 8 (2013-07-08) –
October 4, 2013 (2013-10-04)
Chronology
Related showsGot to Believe
Ikaw Lamang
External links
Website

Muling Buksan ang Puso (International title: If Only / transl. Open Your Heart Once Again) is a 2013 Philippine melodrama television series, directed by Nuel C. Naval and Manny Q. Palo, starring an ensemble cast spanning three generations led by Julia Montes, Enrique Gil, and Enchong Dee in a heart-wrenching story about the beauty and the dark side of love. The series aired on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida evening block and worldwide on The Filipino Channel from July 8, 2013 to October 4, 2013, replacing Apoy Sa Dagat.[1][2][3][4][5]

Cast[edit]

Main cast[edit]

  • Julia Montes as Sarah Beltran-Dela Vega / Sarah B. Salazar-Dela Vega / Sarah B. Dela Vega
  • Enrique Gil as Francisco "Francis" B. Dela Vega / Francisco "Francis" Andrada / Francisco "Francis" Beltran
  • Enchong Dee as Leonel Bernardo Beltran / Leonel Bernardo B. Cabigas

Supporting cast[edit]

Guest cast[edit]

  • Bon Vidar as Mayor
  • Maritess Joaquin as Governor
  • Paolo O'Hara as Simeon
  • Ydda Yaneza as Ika Manlapas
  • Jong Cuenco as Atty. San Pedro
  • Menggie Cobarrubias as Arturo Rivera
  • Froilan Sales

Special participation[edit]

Production[edit]

Initially, Muling Buksan ang Puso was originally planned to be premiered back-to-back with Got to Believe on July 8, 2013, replacing Apoy Sa Dagat and Missing You. But due to the request of Koreanovela fans and the postponement of Got to Believe in favor of Korean drama That Winter, the Wind Blows, it was first premiered in the 8:30-9:15pm timeslot instead, taking over the timeslot previously occupied by Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala. On August 26, 2013, the series later moved to the original 9:15-10:00pm timeslot to give way for Got to Believe.[6][7]

Casting changes[edit]

Amalia Fuentes was initially part of the cast to play Elvira, but due to misconception of her role, she later dropped it, she was replaced by Pilar Pilapil. After dropping her role on the said TV series, she had a special participation role in the critically acclaimed TV series Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala top billed by Judy Ann Santos.

Soundtrack[edit]

Muling Buksan ang Puso: The Official Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
ReleasedJuly 31, 2013 (2013-07-31) (base on iTunes)
Recorded2013
Length32:56
LabelStar Records

The main theme song is called "Muling Buksan ang Puso" and has three versions, two are sung as a solo by singers Lani Misalucha and Erik Santos, while the third as a duet. The song was originally sung by Basil Valdez for a 1985 Serialized Comic to film, starring Vilma Santos and Lorna Tolentino. Other singers also provided revivals of many Philippine hit songs for the soundtrack. Charice sang a cover of the song "Yakap", originally by Filipino-Spanish singer Júnior. Angeline Quinto covered the song "Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin?", by Sharon Cuneta. Juris provided a revival of "Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan?" popularized by Kuh Ledesma. Jed Madela sings "Sinasamba Kita", by Rey Valera. The soundtrack album was released by Star Records on July 31, 2013.[8]

No.TitleArtistLength
1."Muling Buksan ang Puso"Erik Santos5:08
2."Yakap"Charice4:35
3."Paano Kita Mapasasalamatan"Juris Fernandez3:59
4."Dapat Ka Bang Mahalin"Angeline Quinto4:07
5."Sinasamba Kita"Jed Madela5:19
6."Muling Buksan ang Puso (Female Version)"Lani Misalucha5:18
7."Muling Buksan ang Puso (Duet Version)"Erik Santos and Lani Misalucha5:10

Reception[edit]

Muling Buksan ang Puso has captivated more viewers nationwide after it hit its all-time high national TV ratings of 30.4% on July 24, 2013 based on data from Kantar Media Philippines covering urban and rural homes nationwide.[9] During its 8:30pm airing, it peaked 32.7% on August 2, 2013. On its 9:15pm timeslot, it peaked 25.7% on its finale episode on October 4, 2013. The series also ranked 10th in the Top 15 programs from January to December 2013 based on year round data from Kantar Media Philippines with an average rating of 30.4%.[10]

KANTAR MEDIA NATIONAL TV RATINGS
(8:30PM PST / 9:15PM PST)
PILOT EPISODE FINALE EPISODE PEAK AVERAGE SOURCE
28.4%
25.7%
32.7%
30.4%
[11][12][13][14]

Muling Buksan ang Puso and casts were nominated at the PMPC Star Awards for TV, an annual award giving body recognizing the outstanding programming produced by the several TV networks in the Philippines every year.[15]

Accolades[edit]

Award/s and Recognition/s
Year Award-Giving Body Category Result
2014
28th PMPC Star Awards for TV
BEST PRIMETIME TV SERIES
Nominated
BEST DRAMA ACTOR (Enchong Dee) Nominated
BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS (Cherie Gil) Nominated

International broadcast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Enchong, Julia and Enrique headline 'Muling Buksan Ang Puso'
  2. ^ Julia and Enrique star in ABS-CBN's upcoming Primetime Bida teleserye
  3. ^ MULING BUKSAN ANG PUSO Teaser
  4. ^ Julia thrilled over ‘tailor-fit’ role
  5. ^ MULING BUKSAN ANG PUSO Full Trailer
  6. ^ Serye ni Julia masasakripisyo para kay Kathryn
  7. ^ Kathryn Bernardo on her new show: ‘Binigyan lang kami ng longer time para mapaganda yung project’ Archived 2013-09-23 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Asilo, Rito P. "Canseco retrospective in TV soundtrack". 23 August 2013. INQUIRET.NET. Retrieved 23 August 2013.
  9. ^ “MULING BUKSAN ANG PUSO” HITS ITS ALL-TIME HIGH 30.4% RATINGS
  10. ^ rodmagaru (2014-01-09). "(TV) ABSCBN Broadcasting Corporation Sweep TOP 15 Programs Aired in 2013". television. rodmagaru show. Retrieved 2014-01-20.
  11. ^ Muling Buksan Ang Puso debuts on second spot in primetime block
  12. ^ NATIONAL TV RATINGS (Urban + Rural): September 2, 2013 – Monday
  13. ^ NATIONAL TV RATINGS (Urban + Rural): October 3, 2013 – Thursday
  14. ^ NATIONAL TV RATINGS (Urban + Rural): October 4, 5, and 6, 2013
  15. ^ 28th Star Awards for Television nominees revealed

See also[edit]