MALAYA: A Reflective Movie Review

Malaya (2020), a film by Connie Macatuno starring Lovi Poe and Zanjoe Marudo, tells the story of two lovers, Malaya (Poe) and Santiago (Marudo), who just don’t seem to get the perfect timing to be with each other freely.

From the start, Malaya, a Filipina immigrant, was established to be a character devoted to her family and focused on building her career up from the ground after completing a degree in Mass Communication in the Philippines. Meanwhile, Santiago, nicknamed Iago, was an Italy-born Filipino chasing a financially-stable life. Unlike Malaya, Santiago’s character seems to be “freer” from filial duties due to a strain on his and his father’s relationship.

Looking at their story in retrospect, when circumstances lead you to meet someone over and over again even after parting ways several times, you’re bound to think that maybe – just maybe – you’re destined to be together, that maybe, you’re “it” for each other. However, love doesn’t work entirely on timings. As cliché as it may sound, love works on chemistry, effort, and choices, too.

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MALAYA (FREE) FULL TRAILER starring Lovi Poe and Zanjoe Marudo

Are you a big fan of Zanjoe Marudo and Lovi Poe? A lot of people are hoping to see these two talented Filipino actors together.

Thanks to iWant and, our wish comes true with the new iWant Original sexy-romance movie ‘MALAYA’. From the director of the controversial ‘Glorious’ movie, Connie Macatuno helms this beautiful movie set in Southern Italy. You may stream the movie wherever you are in the world starting on May 28. Watch the trailer above and you’ll see that you’re in for a treat!