17 Feb Are We Ready for an Indie RomCom like ‘Tadhana?’
JUAN SAYS: The movie was good, we weren’t expecting it to be so thoughtful. It really speaks to how things are, you go through regret first before the good stuff. You either let it go, don’t do anything, and then live with regret. Or you fight for it. I think there’s no relationship without fighting for it, it doesn’t just drop into your lap without you doing anything. You can fight at the beginning, middle, or end. Isn’t it better to be fighting in the beginning than in the end? You can fight for it now and then fight again later, bound and in handcuffs (oh sorry, that was reserved for another movie).
Tadhana is a good cross between a typical romcom and an art film. It is a good effort to bring some intelligence to the masses if they can just get past the illusion of “the hollywood romance.” At the end of the movie, you can tell who are “masa” (those who just want to be fed and not think) and those who are not, by their reaction to the ending – if it was “yun lang, bitin” or “bakit hindi nag kiss” or “uuuy sana nagkatuluyan sila“- that means they didn’t get the full point of the movie that the director wanted to make.