Tum, My Pledge of Love

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Tum: My Pledge of Love
Tum My Pledge of Love.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Robin Padilla
Produced by Rema Padilla-Ohno
Sameer Raza
Screenplay by Robin Padilla
Mariel Rodriguez
Story by Robin Padilla
Starring See cast
Production
company
Liwanag ng Kapayapaan Foundation Philippines
R.R. Foundation India
Distributed by Star Cinema
Release date
  • April 6, 2011 (2011-04-06)
Running time
115 minutes
Country Philippines
Language Filipino
English
Box office PHP5.16 Million (US$ 119,580)[1]

Tum: My Pledge of Love is a 2011 Philippine film directed by Robin Padilla. It stars Padilla, Mariel Rodriguez, Queenie Padilla and Ejay Falcon.[2]

Plot[edit]

The film is about a Filipina named Erlinda Dimatumba (Mariel Rodriguez), who, because of the heartbreak and deception of an arranged marriage orchestrated by her parents, flees the country as a United Nations volunteer. Somehow she reaches India where she develops a very close father-and-daughter relationship with a wealthy Indian philanthropist. Upon his death he gives her his school where she teaches and cares for poor children.

The death of the wealthy philanthropist prompts his son, half-Pinoy, half-Indian Ravaan Raza (Robin Padilla) to return to India from the Philippines. Ravaan is told that he can only get his father's mega millions of inheritance if he marries Linda, an arrangement she's unaware of. This is also the condition before Linda can take full control of the school, and she loves the school so much that she agrees to the marriage even if she loathes Ravaan with a passion.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The film was shot in India, the same place where Padilla and Rodriguez had their honeymoon.[3]

On April 4, 2011, the film's preview was released during the airing of SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon.[4]

Release and reception[edit]

The film was released on April 6, 2011. It earned US$119,580 on its total gross and is a box office bomb.[1]

Critical response[edit]

The film received mostly mixed reviews. Shiela Reyes of the ABS-CBN News wrote "While the ending is a little predictable, the movie was generally well-crafted, the storytelling fluid, and it was a visual treat.".[5] Earl Villanueva of the Philippine Entertainment Portal wrote "But not all's that bad in this production. The costumes and production design are breathtaking and marvelous."[6] Philbert Ortiz Dy of the ClickTheCity.com gave the film 2/5 stars and wrote "Tum is truly a singular vision, and that might just be the problem. "[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tum: My Pledge of Love". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  2. ^ Ching, Mark Angelo (15 March 2011). "Mariel Rodriguez is proud of husband Robin Padilla for making Tum: My Pledge of Love". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  3. ^ Trinidad, Chiara Marie (18 March 2011). "Robin Mariel Movie; Tum: My Pledge of Love". Noypi.ph. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sneak peek of Mariel-Robin film released". ABS-CBN News. 5 April 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Reyes, Shiela (9 April 2011). "Movie Review: 'Tum: My Pledge of Love'". ABS-CBN News. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  6. ^ Villanueva, Earl (11 April 2011). "PEP REVIEW: Tum: My Pledge of Love tells a love story in an avant-garde way". Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 
  7. ^ Ortiz-Dy, Philbert (7 April 2011). "Inspiration is a Dangerous Thing". ClickTheCity.com. Retrieved 2 April 2013. 

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