Blusang Itim is a fantasy/drama komiks novel that tells of the story of an ugly woman who was given a blouse that has the magical power of turning her beautiful. Written by Elena Patron and illustrated by Joey Celerio, the novel was serialized from 1981-1983 in the pages of Aliwan Komiks and was eventually adapted into a film that starred the very popular love team of Snooky Serna and Richard Gomez.
Jessa is an ugly woman who stumbled upon a black blouse that has the power to make her beautiful. She uses this power to win over Angelo, the man of her dreams. However, Melchor, Jessa's childhood friend, had professed to his undying love to the real Jessa, despite her flawed appearance. Now, Jessa is faced with the dilemma of choosing between the man of her dreams and the man who loves her without pretense.
Blusang Itim was adapted into film in 1988 that became a huge success for Seiko Films, and it received a citation from the FAMAS, nominating Lani Mercado as Best Supporting Actress. The movie was directed by Emmanuel Borlaza and starred Snooky Serna as Jessa, Richard Gomez as Angelo and Joel Alana as Melchor. In 2006, ABS-CBN adapted the komiks novel as part of their Komiks TV series and the episode featured Pinoy Big Brother housemates Cassandra Ponti and Uma Khouny playing the lead roles.
Ngayong araw, April 27, gaganapin ang pictorial para sa TV remake ng "Blusang Itim" na pagbibidahan no Kylie Padilla. Leading men niya rito sina Carl Guevara at Frank Magalona, ang kapatid nina Maxene at Elmo Magalona.
Blusang Itim (lit. Black Blouse) is an upcoming Philippine drama produced by GMA Network starring Kylie Padilla, Frank Magalona and Carl Guevarra. It is a TV remake of the 1980 film starring Snooky Serna, which was based on the comic of Elena Patron.
Cast and characters
Kylie Padilla as Jessa
Jackie Lou Blanco