Emir – Musical Filipino Indie Movie

emir filipino movie

“Emir” is touted as the first feature length musical in Philippines. However, they seem to forget about “Zsa Zsa Zaturnnah” movie which also featured a lot of musical numbers. Neverthless, I applaud Chito Rono in coming up with a stunning musical film that truly depicts the OFW’s in Middleast. It’s good that they shun overexposed mainstream actresses.

EMIR Synopsis

Emir is a full-feature Filipino movie musical set in a fictional emirate in the Middle East with 70% of principal photography shot in Morocco. It tells the story of a Filipina yaya (nanny), Amelia, who decides to work abroad to help her family. She takes care of the Sheik’s wife who is about to give birth, and later acts as the yaya to the newly born – Ahmed, the Sheik’s eldest son.

Amelia sees Ahmed growing up, rearing him, and in the process, introducing the young boy to the culture, values, and language of the Philippines. A war ensues and an evacuation of the royal family is ordered, but it is too late. In the ensuing turmoil, Amelia saves Ahmed and escapes to the desert. They become separated and Amelia is forced to go back to the Philippines, unappreciated for the heroism she had done.

Will she ever achieve her simple dream of a better and more comfortable life? Will she finally triumph and lend truth to the saying– “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world?”

Emir Cast:

Frencheska Farr, Dulce, Sid Lucero, Jhong Hilario, Kalila Aguilos, Beverly Salviejo, Julia Clarete, Leisl Batucan, Melanie Dujunco, Gigi Escalante, Bayang Barrios, Bodjie Pascua, Emil Sandoval





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42 Responses to “Emir – Musical Filipino Indie Movie”

  1. Yna Says:
    May 27th, 2010 at 4:57 am

    i think they are saying it’s the first full length musical written for the screen. Zsazsa Zaturna was a film adaptation of a stage play. best regards..

  2. Royce Goden Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 4:29 am

    please,I just want to know what is the main problem in the story….Is it when she left her family or is it when the war began?

  3. Spock Says:
    September 20th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    This story is not logical. Amelia’s songs arenot logical.

  4. mark leo a domingo Says:
    September 25th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    i olove emir the movie…..in the making palang as in todo todo na but kelan namin nakukuha certificate namin? as an o.j.t! ngayung di na i continue si sir bench yung project

  5. joylyn Says:
    October 2nd, 2010 at 8:30 am

    i love emir sobra nice story and the characters.. good job!!♥♥

  6. jahzeel Says:
    October 19th, 2010 at 5:42 am

    emir is very good story i hope that every filipino can watch Emir
    good work francheska

  7. chin Says:
    October 22nd, 2010 at 11:47 am

    napakaganda ng story.
    i really ejoyed watching it

  8. rem Says:
    October 29th, 2010 at 8:02 am

    i really like the movie its very awesome…and ahmid is so handsome..!!!hehhhh

  9. lanie Says:
    November 3rd, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    itS reaLLy coOOOOOOOOOOOOOol!!@

  10. zcheaned Says:
    November 12th, 2010 at 6:27 am

    i love ahmed on emir
    ang gwapo nya sobra nakakaadik :))))))))))…..

  11. princess aira Says:
    November 16th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    ang ganda ng emir pinanood nmin un sa sm cinema kanina kaming mga studyante
    marami kaming napulot na aral mula sa palabas
    sana ay mapanood muli nmin un…sana available din un sa dvd…hehhehe…

  12. Junne Wilson Says:
    November 17th, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Emir the movie was a big hit for the students in CAMARINES SUR NATIONAL HIHGH SCHOOL…..pero nakakarelate ako kasi ang alaga ng ina ko sa UAE ehh isang lalaki na anak ng shiek rin…..now i know how difficult it must be for my mother who is working in abroad…. mahirap pala mawalay sa mga mahal sa buhay……but good job! sana may part two….and part three…. hehehe GOOD JOB uli…this is junne from naga city philippines….

  13. Saif al Qatba Says:
    November 17th, 2010 at 10:39 am

    this movie reminds me of a woman….a woman who took care of me……
    the woman who thought me how to be a good person ……how to speak tagalog….how to respect the people who is older than you…
    how this woman sacrificed her time for me……
    even though she has a three lovely kids…..
    how she had difficulties that she even want to kill her self…..
    but this woman was so precious to me, now she is in the philippines… at gaya ni ahmed I decided I’ll go and live in the philippines …..slamat sa movie nyo… شكرا لك وبارك الله فيك….. or in tagalog salamat at pagpalain kayo ng diyos….

  14. jizzle Says:
    November 28th, 2010 at 3:20 am

    ang ganda ng emir super
    ang idol cuh doon ay c ahmed sobrang gwapo niya

  15. louise Says:
    November 29th, 2010 at 6:12 am

    whoo !! i thought that the movie Emir is a boring movie but it was a great story !! i always watch it on my computer ! i love da way they dance and sings .. thank u for the STA.ANA NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL coordinators who give us a chance to watch it !! weee !! i love amelia !!

  16. Lala Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 11:16 am


  17. marisol Says:
    December 6th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Super ganda ng emir may halong romance,suspense kilig factor at sempre may comedy.Yan ang hanap-hanap ko sa movie na emir.Ang galing ng mga gumawa niyan promise

  18. lian Says:
    December 10th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    nalungkot ako sa movie na yon at naiyak dahil sa kanta ni french dun sa baby nung simula palang nung movie. gusto ko nga idownload yun kya lang diko alam title nung song..sana share nyo nanman if alam nyo..salamat..paki email nalang po o kaya post nyo nalang..sana may part2 kc parang bitin kami ng anak ko…god bless to all of you..

  19. markniel Says:
    December 12th, 2010 at 1:50 am

    oh i like emier si amelia at lalo na si ahmed i love ou ahmed…

  20. harvey Says:
    December 16th, 2010 at 4:34 am

    ang ganda ne2 npanood nmin khapon sa cinehan promise ang ganda ng kwento pnooorin nio…!!!

  21. jane soguilon Says:
    December 26th, 2010 at 3:06 am

    woahhh this is a great filipino movie pang world class tlaga ang galing ng pinoy..

    we love u :)farr

  22. jopet Says:
    January 7th, 2011 at 3:38 am

    …ang ganda ns story…..nakarelate ako….mga dukha

  23. jeannashereena Says:
    January 14th, 2011 at 2:24 am

    actually, i don’t know what the story is…but i’m going to watch it before the end of the month… some say that it’s good while the others are not satisfied. hmmmm, we’ll see…

  24. yanyan Says:
    January 20th, 2011 at 3:49 am

    I love emir it so cute it makes me cry when they took ahmed away…………….but still i really like it i wish my friends watch this…and by the way ahmed was so cute…hahaha

  25. Stephanie Lee Says:
    January 20th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    it’s so beautiful!

  26. mae rizelle Says:
    February 5th, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    ang ganda grabe sobrang wow grabe i thought that the movie is boring but nagkamali ako grabe ang ganda talaga ..promise,,

  27. arvin Says:
    February 6th, 2011 at 2:17 am

    EMIR beautiful movie

  28. jennelyn sayson Says:
    February 6th, 2011 at 8:11 am

    gnda ng movie nakakaantig sa mga manunuod!
    specialy sa mga students… SAYA :D
    MORE MOVIES COME pa po sana..! <3<3<3

  29. shirleen velasco Says:
    February 6th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    its excellent I hope there would be next EMIR-like movie.

  30. alliana oliveros Says:
    February 8th, 2011 at 5:53 am

    nice . . ang ganda tlaga ng emir . . sarap ulit ulitin ..


  31. iska Says:
    February 25th, 2011 at 2:54 am

    idol. kinilabutan ako :) sana makagawa din ako ng ganto kagandang film

  32. allyssa Says:
    February 26th, 2011 at 9:01 am

    ang cute ni ahmed i love you gwapo mo

  33. romxshelby sabillo Says:
    February 26th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    i really like EMIR …

    khit medyo boring dhil sa mga KANTA,,,

    maganda ang ipinapahiwatig ng kuwento…

    i love EMIR because of my idol frencheska farr…!!

  34. reydel Says:
    March 23rd, 2011 at 6:50 am

    ang ganda pala nito..
    akala ko noon boring..
    but when i have watched it..
    it seems like i want to watch it all over again

  35. kyouletz19 Says:
    August 26th, 2011 at 10:39 am

    ang ganda ng kuwento masarap pnoorin

  36. mahadera 14 Says:
    September 15th, 2011 at 10:31 am

    grabe ang ganda ng kwento…!
    lalo na nung nag karoon ng guera!
    at nung lumake na si ahmed!
    sobrang gwapo niya,
    pero hate ko sya sa good vibes ka bad boy sia don
    peo ilike him grabe

  37. Gary Says:
    September 30th, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Saan Po ako makakapanood nito?

  38. AL NADA Says:
    October 4th, 2011 at 5:17 am


  39. SHEILA Says:
    October 22nd, 2011 at 9:37 am


  40. Jolina Says:
    December 13th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    We watched this yesterday with our school. It is just a truly a world class movie. From the musics up to the story, and all the casts really did a great job. If I can only watch it again, I’ll do anything.
    Honestly, I only choose some movies that I am watching, and I thought at first this would be boring, but this touched our hearts. Thank you for making this movie which really gives tribute to our heroes abroad. This is truly a master piece…

  41. LENNIX Says:
    January 2nd, 2012 at 4:12 am

    great movie .. para sa mga OFW . THUMBS UP ! :)

  42. pugo Says:
    April 27th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    over ang mga comment nyo ang ko corny nyo,mga sinungaling mas mganda pa dyan ang batibot favorite ko nga yun eh,mga chaka!:-P

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