Dolphy and Vic Sotto double the fun and laughter in "Dobol Trobol"

by Bong Godinez
Aug 11, 2008
The King and Prince of Comedy conspire to deliver laughs in Dobol Trobol: Get Redi 2 Rambol. Dolphy (right) and Vic Sotto (left) star in the comedy film that will open in theaters nationwide this Wednesday, August 13.


Referring to the Olympic games that recently kicked off at Beijing, China recently, Vic Sotto expressed his gladness over the newest film offering of RVQ Productions, M-Zet Films and APT Entertainment. "Sabi ko nga daig pa niyan ang Olympic gold medal para sa akin ha, sa aking career," Vic told PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last August 5 at the Imperial Palace Suites in Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Vic and Dolphy are appearing together for the first time in the comedy flick Dobol Trobol: Get Redi 2 Rambol.

The male comedian added: "I'm confident naman na maraming matutuwa na mapapanood ulit nila si Dolphy." Personally speaking, Vic described the opportunity of working with Dolphy as a great honor and a "once in a lifetime experience."

DREAM PROJECT. After years of anxious anticipation, the two royalties of Philippine comedy expressed excitement that the fans and the general viewing public will finally witness their tandem.

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"Matagal ng nakaplano ‘to kaya lang hindi lang magtagpo ‘yong schedule namin kaya natagalan. Pero we're really glad na natapos din namin and sa wakes, e, maipapalabas na ‘yong pelikula," shared Vic, who is being touted as Dolphy's successor as the country's top comedian.

Dobol Trobol tells the story of an aging resort security guard-cook (played by Dolphy) who is set to retire. Playing Dolphy's daughter is beauty queen and ex-Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity Edition 2 housemate Riza Santos.

Trouble begins when management hired Vic's character to assume Dolphy's post. Threatened by the young upstart, Dolphy went all out to discredit Vic in the eyes of the bosses. Dolphy's woes were compounded when Vic fell in love with his unica hija.

"Umpisa pa lang, asaran at buwisitan na, dahil akala niya [Dolphy], sinulot ko siya sa trabaho. Magbabago lang ‘yon nang makilala ko ang anak niya. Pero lalo siyang maaasar sa akin, ako naman, pilit na aareglo sa kanya," explained Vic.

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Caught in various riotous comic situations, Dolphy and Vic will leave the audience in stitches as they exchange banter and witty punch lines. Complementing the funny duo's comedic skills are state-of-the-art special effects that are seldom used in local comedy films of today.

Joining the two lead stars are Carmi Martin, Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola. Carmi plays Dophy's wife in the movie while Eat Bulaga's Dabarkads Jose and Wally play the lead characters' respective sidekicks.


Zsa Zsa Padilla and Pia Guanio, the ladyloves of the top comedians, have special cameo roles. Directing the film is Tony Reyes with Bibeth Orteza writing the film script with additional input from Dolphy and Vic themselves.

Asked if they're both open to the idea of doing a sequel, Dolphy optimistically said, "Sana. Awa ng Diyos kung papalarin, e di ulitin namin dahil enjoy ako talaga and hindi ako napagod. Hindi ko naramdaman na tapos na ‘yong pelikula e. Masaya, parang ‘di ka nagta-trabaho, parang naglalaro lang kami."

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Dobol Trobol: Get Redi 2 Rambol opens in theaters nationwide this Wednesday, August 13.
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The King and Prince of Comedy conspire to deliver laughs in Dobol Trobol: Get Redi 2 Rambol. Dolphy (right) and Vic Sotto (left) star in the comedy film that will open in theaters nationwide this Wednesday, August 13.
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