Muling Umawit ang Puso

Muling Umawit ang Puso is a 1995 Filipino film and an official entry to the 1995 Metro Manila Film Festival. This is the story of a popular singer-actress (Aunor) who went into seclusion after the traumatic experience of watching her pregnant sister die in the wake of a stampede of her fans. Nearly twenty years later she took in a young girl who wanted to be a star and tried to mold her into a copy of what she was before. With her she also picked up the pieces of the life she placed on hold and now was wishing to resume not as the star she was but as an involved caring and loving person.[1]

Muling Umawit ang Puso
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Directed byJoel Lamangan
Produced byVic del Rosario Jr.
Screenplay byRicardo Lee
Story byRicardo Lee
Music byVehnee Saturno
CinematographyRicardo Jacinto
Edited byJess Navarro
Distributed byViva Films
Release date
  • 25 December 1995 (1995-12-25)
Running time
130 minutes

Winner of eight awards at the 1995 Metro Manila Film Festival (including Best Picture, Director, Actress, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress).


Diosdado Rivera (Michael de Mesa) narrates the story of Loida Verano (Nora Aunor) is a famous actress, singer and box office. Dado is a film student when she learn about Loida. His dream is to become a director, and in his directorial debut, he wants Loida to be in the lead role. Loida's boyfriend, Tony Gallardo (Ricky Davao) is waiting for his biggest break. He wants to be Loida's partner in her next movie, but failed. In her major concert, after her performance, Loida saw Tony and her showbiz rival Glenda Andrada (Rita Avila) kissing. Loida along with her sister Lani (Suzette Ranillo) ran but was mobbed by the crowd. Then, an explosion was heard causing people to run and caused a stampede. Lani was unable to stand up because of the crowd, and began to bleed. She then gave birth to a boy, but died due to loss of blood. Loida mourned deeply, she couldn't sing or act and often drink. In October 1978, the people knew about Loida's situation. In a major concert that would be her last performance, she didn't appear in front of an angry crowd. She then left the limelight.

After 17 years, things changed. Tony and Glenda got married and Tony entered politics as a congressman. Loida is running a woodcarving business. With her nephew Vincent (Ian de Leon) and her boyfriend, journalist Miguel Sanchez (Albert Martinez). Loida also met Vincent's girlfriend Noemi Salazar (Donna Cruz). Noemi's mother Gracia (Luz Valdez) is a huge fan of Loida and she is good in singing. Loida helped Noemi to become a singer. She sought the help of her friends. First, she found Dindo (Rolando Tinio), a former showbiz columnist who retired from writing. They also found Dado who is also an activist. Dado reiterates that Loida should return and he will pursue his dream of directing a movie with Loida as his lead star. Loida trains Noemi from voice to acting. There, she became famous and dubbed as the one who will follow her footsteps. But, some events would trigger Loida to become strict to Noemi. This is when Noemi was saw talking to Glenda, who owns a production outfit. Glenda's husband Tony is running for another term in Congress along with Senator Labrador (Tony Mabesa). Until Noemi decided to leave Loida. Miguel was then murdered by Tony's men. Miguel wrote an article about the anomalies of Tony and Senator Labrador especially illegal logging and white slavery. One of Dado's talent Carla (Jennifer Sevilla) revealed about Senator Labrador's schemes. She would recruit young women who wanted to enter showbiz and presenting it to Senator Labrador. She also revealed that they are the masterminds in the murder of Miguel and that Noemi will be given to Senator Labrador. But, Carla committed suicide by slitting her wrist. Then Badong (Jim Pebanco) admits to Loida that he was the one involved in the stampede that caused the death of Lani. Loida also learned that Noemi will be performing at a political rally. Noemi came and apologized to Loida and she already learned about Tony's dirty schemes.

In a political rally, Loida came and addressed to the people about the crimes that Tony and Senator Labrador did. But, one of Tony's men was about to shoot Loida, eventually, Dado shielded her and died. Loida was given an award and dedicated the award to Miguel and Dado followed by her performance with Noemi."Nora Aunor Filmography". Archived from the original on 2013-05-16. Retrieved 2013-01-27.</ref>



  • Nora Aunor’s fiery emotional labor in Muling Umawit ang Puso mines the lurid and lasting legacies of social transformation in the life of a former singing diva who returns to an industry wracked by corruption. The changes in her life nourish the mental resources through which she participates in changing her society and her being woman and artist. - Patrick D. Flores, 6th Circle Citations, Young Critics Circle
  • But you cannot fault Nora’s acting in the movie dahil bumalik dito ’yung husay niya sa classic movies na gaya ng Ina Ka ng Anak Mo at Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos… It’s a star vehicle for her and she carries it through with all the charisma and expertise of a first-rate actress. - Mario E. Bautista, “Bumalik ang Galing ni Nora sa Pag-arte,” Freehand


Year Group Category Nominee Result
1995 Metro Manila Film Festival Best Picture Won
Best Director Joel Lamangan Won
Best Actress Nora Aunor Won
Best Supporting Actress Donna Cruz Won
Best Supporting Actor Albert Martinez Won
Best Art Production Won
Best Screenplay Ricky Lee Won
Best Story Ricky Lee Won
Best Music Won
Best Theme Song Muling Umawit ang Puso Won
Gatpuno Antonio J. Villegas Cultural Awards Muling Umawit ang Puso Won
1996 FAMAS Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences Awards Best Supporting Actress Donna Cruz Nominated
Gawad Urian Awards (Manunuri ng Pelikulang Pilipino) Best Supporting Actor Albert MArtinez Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Jeniffer Sevilla Nominated
Best Music Vehnee Saturno Nominated
Young Critics Circle Best Performance by Male or Female, Adult or Child, Individual or Ensemble in Leading or Supporting Role Nora Aunor Nominated


  1. ^ "Muling Umawit ang Puso Review". Retrieved 2013-01-27.

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