Chilam Cheung and Charmaine Sheh Reunite in “Return of the Cuckoo” Movie

By on November 9, 2014 in Movies

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Fourteen years ago, Chilam Cheung (張智霖) and Charmaine Sheh’s (佘詩曼) collaboration in Return of the Cuckoo <十月初五的月光> made television history. The TVB drama averaged 36 points in viewership ratings, and peaked at 46 points. Patrick Kong (葉念琛) announced making a new movie to follow up on the moving love story.

Yesterday, the entire cast including Chilam, Charmaine, Nancy Sit (薛家燕) and Helen Ma (馬海倫) met in karaoke studio in the Kowloon Bay area. The cast members have not gathered together some time and excitedly took group photos.

Generating romantic rumors in their past drama collaborations, Chilam and Charmaine were seen sitting apart from each other although they portray an onscreen couple. When asked on why he did not sit with Charmaine, Chilam quizzically asked, “Why do I have to?”

Kwan Ho (Charmaine Sheh) married Sze To Lai Sun (Steven Ma 馬浚偉) in the drama version). The movie version of Return of the Cuckoo takes place after Lai Sun’s unfortunate death. Kwan Ho meets Man Chor (Chilam Cheung) again, and their previous memories and romance reignite.

Since it has been more than a decade since Return of the Cuckoo, Chilam admitted that he had put the character behind him years ago. However, his feelings for the character slowly came back after filming a scene earlier.

On November 26, the cast will head to Macau for on location filming. Chilam laughed, “I heard about it, but I have work that day – I’ll see if it’ll work out with my schedule! If it doesn’t work, tell Owen Cheung (張振朗) to go in place for me first – everyone says he is good at portraying me!”

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This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com

21 comments to Chilam Cheung and Charmaine Sheh Reunite in “Return of the Cuckoo” Movie

  1. Funn Lim says:

    Guessed it! To continue a story? Kill off a character. Why not NOT make this movie? And her children? she gave birth in the drama right? Can’t remember. All I can remember was how painful Charmaine’s performance was.

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    • coralie replied:

      You know, I’ve heard a lot of ppl didn’t like her when she first started out, but I saw lots of potential. This drama, being one of them. I thought she was really cute and freshfaced and genuine, unlike her future polished self. I would rather she be like that again than take how she was after Virginia Lok’s image takeover. She just lacked authenticity. She seems much better after leaving TVB though.

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      • Eric replied:

        Ahhh I need to really watch return of the cuckoo..

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  2. aptos says:

    Since they could not come up with something new or fresh, why not go back to the old but successful shows and do a follow-up…less thinking involved n creating a plot…just continue on with the old storyline but updating the scenery or the backdrop.

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  3. HannahH says:

    hmmm interesting

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  4. coralie says:

    This drama was truly the drama that had me heartbroken for weeks. I keep feeling sorry for chilam. I understood his intentions and what he meant to do for her, but he was also making decisions for charmaine that shouldn’t have been his to make. Even if given a second chance to have a go, I don’t know if he really deserves it…

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  5. jennifer says:

    Is steven ma in it?

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    • dxlam replied:

      i doubt it since they’re going to kill him off so charmaine and chilam can be together. maybe he’ll show up in flashbacks?

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  6. Wow!

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  7. wong kim oy says:

    26C-13-08 TAMAN KRYSTAL

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  8. wong kim oy says:

    Looking forward for this movie, TVB played this movie twice in TV and i really loved the story line, Chilam & Charmaine plays a perfect pair in all the movies they acted , hope Anita stays out of her husband Chilams way , forever jealous if Chilam act with beautiful girls especially with Charmaine !!!

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  9. Shannon says:

    YES! Love Charmaine and Chilam as a couple

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  10. Shannon says:

    This reminds me the plot for Point of No Return, where Charmaine`s husband dies and then her and Chilam gets back together

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  11. Toby says:

    What’s the point of remaking an old TVB drama into a movie? I like Charmaine and Chilam but face it, they’re not box office attractions!

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  12. fff says:

    i did not like the drama’s ending i feel so bad for chilam T____T chamaines acting wasnt very good during that drama since she was prettty new, but i thought she did a okay job for it lol looking forward to this since i am hapy theyre getting back together in the movie! 😀

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  13. unknown says:

    Generally the sequel will never be as good as the original. Everything will be different. The worst thing about sequels is that, there would be an entirely new cast replacing the old one. They will never bring back the original cast members Michael Tong ,Irene Wong, Lau Dan and Mannor Chan. Plus, if they are really planning on making a sequel, they should’ve make it a TV series instead of turning it into a movie.

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    • kim replied:

      Oh just a movie only , so disappointing , should make it a TV series , am sure lots of
      viewers !!!

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  14. aitch p says:

    Its been over a decade! They must be really desperate if theyre bringing this drama up again. What more can they really talk about and do we still care about the characters enough to even give ****?
    If they really want to dig up old classics. How about a continuation of investigation files IV where louis koo actually ends up with jessica hsuan?!

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  15. Ames says:

    I loved the original, and not include Steven Ma in it is just silly. Its a bit like the everything TVB do, they just waste a great script and re-write something silly. Just like “Triumph in the skies II” if they really valued what they wrote, and understood the characters they built, they would have know Sam would never be able to move on from Zoe as it took so much for them to be together. In Return of the cuckoo, Man Chor and Kwan Ho in the end realised that their relationship should only be brother and sister. A remake or a follow up with all the main characters and continued story would have been far better. Why do TVB always kill off people in follow up’s. I loved the original and will find it hard to believe that the ending to this will finally have Kwan Ho and Man Chor together, as that is too predictable. It will be a shame not to see Steven Ma in it, but then that’s typical TVB, the fact that they can change Zoe to Summer!

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  16. A says:

    Sitting apart to avoid unavoidable rumors of them?

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  17. janet says:

    if first part is successful, there should not be a sequel…esp if the main actors are not able to make it. tiger cubs II is one good example.

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