31st Year Anniversary of “Sinasamba Kita”

FILMS - Sinasamba Kita

1982 was a banner year for Vilma Santos. Aside from the acting gem, “Relasyon,” she also established her bankable status, thanks to Viva film’s “Sinasamba Kita.” This film grossed 6.2 million in just 6 days, a box office record! Directed by Eddie Garcia, the film featured Vilma as the “bitchy-rich” anti-heroine executive, Lorna Tolentino as the younger sister who idolized her older sister, Christopher DeLeon as Gerry the rich executive who work for Vilma’s rival company and Philip Salvador as the obsessed admirer of Lorna.

The intertwined love quadrangle between the four characters enhanced by crisp dialogue, glossy production design and catchy theme song made this movie effective and very commercial. Two scenes stands out, both involved Vi and Lorna. (By the way, Lorna’’s name in this film was Nora and Vilma, Divina, which made us wonder if this is supposed to be a Nora-Vilma film?)

In one scene, Vilma was waiting for her younger sibling Lorna, when she finally arrived, she accused the younger sister of wearing her perfume, the accusation made Lorna defensive and replied: “Hindi Ate…Bumili ako para sa sarili ko nagustuhan ko kasi ang amoy! (No sis, I bought the same perfume because I like the smell!)” In which Vilma countered: “For Godsake, Nora, bakit hindi ka magkaroon ng sarili mong identity!..Hindi kita anino! (For Godsake, Nora, Why don’t you have your own identity! You’re not my shadow!)”

Another scene, Vilma caught Lorna wearing the same designer clothe that her fashion designer, Fanny Serrano design:
Vilma: “Iniinsulto mo ba ako? Anong gusto mong palabasin…bakit ginagaya mo ang damit ko? (Are you insulting me? What are you trying to prove…why are you immitating my clothes?)”
Lorna: “Ate naman ano naman ang masama kung gayahin kita? (Sis, I don’t see anything wrong If I emulate you?)”
Vilma: “Alamin mo muna ang iyong limitasyon…baka nakakalimutan mo kung saan kita pinulot…kinikilala kitang kapatid pero hindi tayo magkapantay! (You have to make sure you know your limit…are you forgeting where I got you…I recognized you as my sibling but we are not equal!)”
Lorna: “napakaliit naman pala ng pagtingin mo sa akin…(I didn’t realized how small am I to you…)”
Vilma: “Imposible naman lumaki ang pagtingin ko sa taong tinutulungan ko lang?…kung sabagay magkaiba tayo ng ina…bakit kaya pinatulan ng papa ang iyong ina? (It’s is impossible for me to treat you like in high regard since I am just helping you…well, it is because we have different mother…it makes me wonder why did my papa had an affair with your mother?)”
Lorna: “huwag mo naming insultuhin ang inay, patay na siya… (don’t insult my mom, she’s already dead…)”
Vilma: “Hindi ko siya iniinsulto sinasabi ko lang sayo ang totoo! Magkaiba tayong dalawa, hindi mo ako matutularan at hindi kita tutularan! Nora, ang hindi mo maabot huwag mog pagpilitang abutin, wala kang pang pakpak kya huwag lumipad ng pagkataas-taas! (I’m am not insulting her, I’m telling the truth! We’re both different, You can never be me and I will never be you! Nora, don’t reach things that you can never reach, you don’t have wings, so don’t fly so high!” – RV (READ MORE)

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