The full trailer of ABS-CBN’s Bagani is epic!

  • February 7, 2018

The full trailer of Lizquen’s newest serye, Bagani, just came out tonight, February 7, and it looks like one epic, sweeping production! It’s our first time seeing love team Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano as warriors in a fantaserye, and they definitely pulled it off!  The two play Lakas and Ganda, warriors from opposite tribes.

Related: Here’s Your First Look at Upcoming LizQuen Serye, Bagani

In the full trailer, we see at the start a forbidden love between Lakas’ parents. Lakas’ father then becomes exiled when Lakas was a child, and he resolves to become a warrior so he can protect his family. He trains for years and fulfills his dream but has to leave his family when he joins a group of bandits. The bandits plan to invade a group of farmers, and it is here where Lakas meets Maganda or Ganda, a skilled archer from that group. Together, Lakas and Ganda form a group to battle the creatures that the gods have sent to punish humans for their greed and violence. The setting shows a Philippines before we were colonized by the Spaniards.

Enrique has previously said in an interview that the show is about a bayani or hero. “It’s the story about how the Philippines, ‘di ba archipelagic tayo, how the Philippines was born. It’s about our culture,” he explains. The meaning of Bagani can be said to be noble actually, since it means “mandirigmang tagapagtanggol ng tribo,” and “isang taong may mabuting kalooban na handing isakripisyo ang sarili para sa kapakanan ng nakararami.”  

Want to know the meaning of #Bagani? #BaganiAssemble

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What we further loved about the trailer is that it showed a couple of romantic scenes between Lakas and Ganda. We especially loved LizQuen dancing the tinikling together, as well as the humorous scene in the water, where Lakas gets ashamed when Ganda sees him naked in the water. The trailer also shows how the plot gets darker later on when Ganda finds out that Lakas is part of the bandits that attacked her group of farmers, and she asks why he betrayed her. There also seems to be an arranged marriage between the two later on so that Ganda can save the farmers.

The main cast also represent elements from nature—Liza is Air, Enrique is Earth, Sofia Andres is water, Mateo Guidicelli is fire, and Makisig Morales is wood. Bagani also has a stellar supporting cast which includes Diether Ocampo, Albert Martinez, Enzo Pineda, Rayver Cruz, Maricar Reyes, Dimples Romana, Precious Lara-Quigaman.

We can’t wait for Bagani to begin! The serye will reportedly air on primetime and will replace Ang Probinsyano.

Here are our favorite reactions from netizens from #BaganiAssemble, the launch of the full trailer:

On LizQuen graduating to another genre after being “normal people” in their other projects

On how great the elements of the production are, from costumes to cinematography to props and settings

On how Ganda is like Arwen from The Lord of the Rings movies because of their ethereal beauty that is balanced out by their fierceness

On how Albert Martinez is at the start of almost every soap on Kapamilya primetime

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