The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles

The Adventures of Pureza: Queen of the Riles is a 2011 Filipino comedy film directed by Soxie H. Topacio and starring Melai Cantiveros as Pureza. The film was produced by Sine Screen and Star Cinema.[2] The film a had limited release on July 13, 2011.

The Adventures of Pureza
Theatrical film poster
Directed bySoxie H. Topacio
Produced by
Screenplay byGina Marissa Tagasa
Story byEnrico C. Santos
Music byVince de Jesus
CinematographyMackie Galvez
Edited byBeng Bandong
Distributed byStar Cinema
Release date
  • July 13, 2011 (2011-07-13)
Running time
105 minutes
  • Filipino
  • English
Box office₱19,844,817.00[1]


A poor girl, by the name of Pura who lives near the rails of the train experiences fun, adventure, and romance, in the greatest adventure of her life. Together with her friend, Ruben, they try to find a model, by the name of Daniella Fabella Dela Bamba. If they did not succeed, they will be killed by the evil Mother Baby/Mother Greedy, and the Tsinelas gang. In search, Pura meets a boy by the name of Gerald, and falls in love with him. However, Gerald does not return her feelings, because he is in love with Daniella who is pregnant. Pura finds her mother, Purisima, who currently is a nun in a cathedral. Her mother helps her escape Mother Baby's guards. Sooner, Pura also learns that her best friend, Ruben, is in love with her, and falls in love with him in the process. When Mother Baby is defeated, she and Ruben get married, in the Train Station.



The film garnered P19,844,817 in its 4-week of showing.[1] It was in direct competition against Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, in the Philippine box office.[4][4]


  1. ^ a b Philippine Box-office: July 13-17, 2011 retrieved on July 27, 2011
  2. ^ Mata, Paul (2011-02-11). "Soxie Topacio directs first Melason movie titled Pureza" (in Tagalog). The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-03-08.
  3. ^ a b Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco on the set of Pureza
  4. ^ a b Almo, Nerisa (2011-07-05). "Melason movie competes with the last installment of Harry Potter at the box-office" (in Tagalog). The Philippine Entertainment Portal. Retrieved 2011-07-05.

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