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Movie review: The Power of Destiny (La Fuerza del Destino)

  • Reviewed by Doreen Umutesi
  • 17th Oct 12
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Mexican soap opera The Power of Destiny (La Fuerza del Destino) portrays the value of loyalty, honesty, and truth amongst family and friends.  The story begins when Ivan (David Zepeda), 14, returns with his mother, Alicia (Leticia Calderón), to the land of his birth: Alamos, Sonora.

Although Ivan’s father, Juan Jaime Mondragón (Juan Ferrara) is a wealthy and powerful businessman, the landowner rejects him.

Ivan’s mother is forced to accept a job as a servant for the Lomelí Curiel family, where Dona Carlota (Delia Casanova), her daughter Lucrecia (Rosa María Bianchi), her son-in-law Gerardo (Alejandro Tommasi), and their two daughters, Maripaz Lomelí Curiel (Laisha Wilkins) and Lucia Lomelí Curiel (Sandra Echeverria) live.

Ivan helps the Curiel family in any way he can, and continues to study with the generous help of Carlota, until he is 19. But all this changes when Maripaz who turned 18, returns home from pursuing her studies abroad. They both fall in love and she ends up pregnant.

Maripaz’s family decides to keep the pregnancy a secret so as not to tarnish their family image and she refuses to marry Ivan because he is a son to a maid. Ivan leaves Curiel’s family home and goes to his Godmother and there finds his mother dying after a bad abortion. He believes Juan Jaime is the father of the baby who he vows to kill to pay for his mother’s death.   Lucrecia pays some thugs to beat Ivan but he is saved by his friends Camilo and Antolin.

Ivan is mistakenly accused of the murder and is forced to leave the country to save his best friend Camilo from going to prison since he was told that he killed the man trying to save Ivan. While recovering from the beating, he has to leave Mexico and go to the United States as an illegal immigrant.

To know what is next, tune in Star Times STVE2 from Monday to Friday at 8pm and view repeats on Saturday.


Comments

this soap opera is nice, i luv it.


16:08:06 Monday 05th, November 2012 Kaptagat - Boniface kipkurui

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Is the best soap opera ever.


21:34:59 Wednesday 14th, November 2012 Kenya - Sam wa mum

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Wow! I realy like it. Yu people are very talented.keep the fire burning.


22:44:57 Wednesday 14th, November 2012 Kenya - Mary anam

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great plot


14:10:45 Thursday 15th, November 2012 oga - desmond

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it is a fantastic soap opera eva encountered


13:35:31 Sunday 18th, November 2012 chogoria meru - oscar imungi

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It's wonderful and well flowing.big up guys,you are indeed captivating and i luv it.


10:44:31 Tuesday 20th, November 2012 Chuka, - Mbati Benson

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Am loving this soap from the story line to the cast....Cn't wait to see more episodes...


22:56:38 Tuesday 20th, November 2012 Kenya - Zipporah Bikoro

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WOW,I LIKE IT. GREAT PLANNING YOU HAVE.


10:58:56 Thursday 22nd, November 2012 JUJA - JANE

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I am loving it .It's the best soap I have watched can't wait 4 the next episode


20:26:04 Friday 23rd, November 2012 Bungoma - Aurrelly Audrey

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i cnt wait to watch next episode i love it.


10:24:42 Monday 26th, November 2012 kahawa wendani - pauline mutheu

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The soap brings up the true images of rich people oppresing the poor, big up!!!


20:59:17 Monday 26th, November 2012 Kenya - Kajohnie

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U guys r brilliant i luv it


20:54:37 Thursday 29th, November 2012 Ronga - Rechee

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...wow..nice one...like the plot


20:58:49 Thursday 29th, November 2012 kabarnet -kenya - labanioh

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It so nice it really move me,i learn alot from it ,big ups for the act


20:59:04 Thursday 29th, November 2012 ELDAMA RAVINE KENYA - Shadrack k korir

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I totally love this,,,,,


21:08:08 Thursday 29th, November 2012 Nairobi - Everline gathoni

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its awesome


21:18:08 Thursday 29th, November 2012 nakuru,kenya - calistah nicole

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It is good it can make some one cry


13:35:45 Friday 30th, November 2012 King stone Jamaica - John

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u have really won ma heart.i like it


15:59:11 Friday 30th, November 2012 nairobi - regina

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Wow!xo luvin a movie cant wait 4 da next eps


22:58:54 Sunday 02nd, December 2012 Mexico de kenya - Lionel bruno

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always looking forwad to watch the next episode.


14:28:47 Tuesday 04th, December 2012 KENYA - MARY

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No one was born poor so those who think they r rich enough should know that wealth and riches come from God...an awesome soap opera!


15:50:32 Tuesday 11th, December 2012 Kisumu-kenya - Mercy omondi

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This is my best! can't wait to watch the next episode. really moving!


21:06:47 Tuesday 11th, December 2012 Kiambu - Flora Wanyoike

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nice soap opera


18:17:23 Wednesday 12th, December 2012 voi - popa tins

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It's really one of the best i've ever watched,,it has alot of teachings....i love it


12:36:12 Thursday 13th, December 2012 Nairobi Kenya - Charles Ngei

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I cnt wait 4 the nxt episode,its soooo........wonderful!!!!!!


20:58:05 Saturday 15th, December 2012 Kenya-kisumu - Shamim

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I just luv everything about the episode.


14:03:41 Monday 17th, December 2012 Webuye - Kelvin marabi

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I LUV THIS SOAP


13:21:20 Monday 24th, December 2012 KENYA - SHAGGYWAYNE

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its cute I love it so much every weekday from 9pm to 11pm


17:02:53 Friday 28th, December 2012 uganda - carol tabula

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nyc to ave watched this soap


19:01:54 Sunday 30th, December 2012 Kenya - ngore

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Nice one


15:37:05 Saturday 05th, January 2013 Nairobi - Jackie baibez

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Vry nice' it teaches more about luv i lke it


18:52:27 Saturday 05th, January 2013 Umoja - Goerge best

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It is very lovely i love soaps n this is the best


18:08:15 Sunday 06th, January 2013 Embu - Susan

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It's the best so far


23:08:03 Sunday 06th, January 2013 Kampala uganda - Shilah

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Wooow , I love this soap opera . Its the best of all .


20:31:44 Friday 18th, January 2013 kenya - peter hackett

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wow!i just luv it.its so educative and am huge fan of of ivan n lucia.i luv doz guys so much.aaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!


08:56:54 Thursday 24th, January 2013 kenya - maureen luciah

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Been following evrything and i must say i have enjoyed. Just feeling very bad right now because i have spent two days without watching yet its concluding. Guys thnx for the great piece.


15:09:55 Thursday 24th, January 2013 Uganda - Susan

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i lov it so very much


16:27:24 Friday 25th, January 2013 nyeri Kenya - nimoh

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very enjoyable movie how i rely love it


09:49:10 Wednesday 30th, January 2013 Dagoretti - hazzel elphas

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its mwaaaaaa. iluv it


09:20:38 Friday 01st, February 2013 masaka - favor diana

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I TELL YOU THIS THING IS JUST WAAAU!


12:20:43 Monday 04th, February 2013 KISII - RISPER BAIBE

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Ipersonaliy likes this movie.Idont know what wiii happened to IVAN andLUCIA same to ALEX.may GOD grand IVAN`S dream of getting his son.may LUCIA marry him so as to make IVAN a happy husband


20:13:47 Monday 04th, February 2013 nairobi adams arae - kennedy ekaya

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i never miss to watch it it gives me hopes of achieving my dream which is to be an actress


13:07:36 Tuesday 05th, February 2013 juja kalimoni - hazel maureen wambui

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i loooove it...it is nyc.


13:33:51 Tuesday 05th, February 2013 embu - marylynn wanja

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It's soo wonderful...i like it


21:27:24 Tuesday 05th, February 2013 Nakuru - Jacob

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l luv the soap,teaches so much values n tactics


22:49:49 Tuesday 05th, February 2013 Meru - Liz Njagi

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ITS FANTASTIC


10:26:38 Thursday 07th, February 2013 KIAMBU - SHEZLA NJERI

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I realy like it, its cute BIG UP


14:11:27 Friday 08th, February 2013 kariobangi south ,Nairobi - waiyaki janet

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it is a nice soap ever encountered,i really like it.


15:30:42 Friday 08th, February 2013 rongai - emmanuel bundush

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perfect i love u gaiz


19:53:23 Friday 08th, February 2013 kisumu - noel

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great great job, exclusively unimaginable mastery of imagination and actualization bravo mexicans


15:29:13 Saturday 09th, February 2013 nairobi kenya - mooshood jubril abiola

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da best soap


16:25:37 Saturday 09th, February 2013 busia - miracole oduor

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You people are great and i adore u guys so much keep it up and u will see what is best of u


18:14:05 Thursday 14th, February 2013 Rwanda - sabrine dusabe

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I lv soaps xoo much but its my favourite i cnt miss to watch the next episode it teaches me a lot surely life is a marygoround im curious to know waat will hapen to evan lucia n alex will evan really marry lucia its a soap unique in itself wow i really lk it its awesome...


13:42:56 Friday 15th, February 2013 ruiru opp.nibs - eunice happuch

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it's fantastic opera,i like that so much, i like Ivan


17:03:12 Friday 15th, February 2013 kwanza - sammy aura from kitale

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