Basic Information: Directed: Ike Jarlego Jr.; Cast: Christopher De Leon, Charito Solis, Pilar Pilapil, Timmy Cruz, Ruby Moreno, Antoinette Taus, Melissa Mumay Santiago, Bing Loyzaga, Matthew Mendoza; Theme Songs: “Hanggang Ngayo’y Mahal” performed by Jaya
"...Restaurant owner Margot (Vilma Santos) often reproaches her dentist husband Leo (Christopher De Leon) for his irresponsible and disorganized ways, reaching a point where Margot finds no reason for them to stay together. Margot wants out of their marriage and their temporary separation becomes difficult for their two kids Patricia (Antoinette Taus) and Pauline (Melisse "Mumay" Santiago) but a delight to Mrs. Perez (Charito Solis), Margot's meddling mother in-law who never liked her. Their estrangement eventually ends in annulment, a trying process for Margot who has to derogate Leo's character in court to win her case. But after all, Leo still loves Margot despite her hurtful testimonies..." - TFC Now (READ MORE)
Film Achievement: FAMAS Best Child Actress Nomination - Antoinette Taus; Star Awards for Movies Actress of the Year Nomination - Vilma Santos
Film Reviews: "...You know, it’s amazing because we’ve never been linked to each other and yet the public loves seeing our movies together. Siguro it’s because we have this unbelievable chemistry. We know each other so well that tinginan lang on screen, we already know what to do to make a take very good..." - Mario E. Bautista (READ MORE)
They are, bar none, the most durable, most bankable, probably best-loved and most enduring team-up in the local movie industry, a tandem that shouldn't be called "love team" because they're not a love team in the strict sense of the word since the public knows there was never been any romantic love between them in real life but pure friendship only. So far, they have done 28 films together, starting with the intense Celso Ad. Castillo drama Tag-ulan sa Tag-araw in 1976 (their last teamup was Regal Films Nag-iisang Bituin in 1994 with Aga Muhlach) and they have remained the best of friends, confidante to each other even if they are married to other partners. Vilma Santos and Christopher de Leon are together again, lovers coming back in each other's arms, in Neo Films' Hanggang Ngayon Ika'y Minamahal (also the title of the theme song sung by Jaya), directed by Ike Jarlego Jr,. Co-starring with the two are Pia Pilapil, Antoinette Taus, Melissa "Mumay" Santiago, etc. "It's always a pleasure to work with Boyet," says Vilma who is, as everybody knows, Mrs. Ralph Recto in real life. "I always look forward to working with him."
"Vilma and I are so close to each other that we are comfortable in everything we do, kahit na love scenes," says Christopher who's married to Sandy Andolong (with whom he has six children). "We are such a perfect team." The pair has done all sorts of drama involving domestic problems, about AIDS (Dolzura Cortez Story), autism (Ipagpatawad Mo), illicit romance (Relasyon and Broken Marriage) and all sorts of marital issues. In Hanggang Ngayon Ika'y Minamahal, the conflict revolved around annulment and how it messes up the lives of a couple and the people around them. In Hanggang ngayon Ika'y Minamahal, Vilma and Christopher play a happy couple with two children. Time comes when boredom and other factors set in, leading to the couple's trial separation preparatory to filing a petition for annulment of marriage. But before things hit the worst, a string of incidents follows, opening the couple's eyes to the reality that they can't go on with life without each other after all, not only because of themselves but because of their two children. Pia Pilapil plays the other woman dated by Christopher at the time when he and Vilma are on trial separation, while Antoinette and Mumay play Vilma/Christopher's daughters. This recent Vilma/Christopher teamup is in answer to request from the public's who can't seem to have enough of the enlightening and entertaining real-life dramas the couple is noted for. - Manila Standard, Jul 21, 1997 (READ MORE)