Qué bonito amor

Qué bonito amor
Genre Telenovela
Created by Mónica and Felipe Agudelo
Mauricio Miranda
Written by Marisol Barbabosa
Adriana Spota
Juan Carlos Franzoni
Directed by Adrián Frutos
Vivián Sánchez Ross
Javier Yerandi
Starring Jorge Salinas
Danna García
Pablo Montero
Juan Ferrara
Angélica María
Malillany Marín
Arturo Peniche
Theme music composer J. Eduardo Murguía Perdaza
Mauricio L. Arriag
Fernando de Santiago
Opening theme "Qué bonito amor" by Vicente Fernández
Country of origin Mexico
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 161 [1]
Executive producer(s) Salvador Mejía Alejandre
Producer(s) Aaron Guiterrez
Bosco Primo de Rivera
Location(s) Televisa San Ángel (filming)
Mexico City, Mexico, D.F.
Los Angeles, CA
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico (Locations)
Cinematography Diego Lascuráin
Editor(s) Dolores Ortega
Marco A. Rocha
Alfredo Fruto Maza
Running time 42-45 minutes
Production company(s) Televisa
Distributor Televisa
Original network Canal de las Estrellas
Picture format 480i SDTV
1080i HDTV
Original release October 22, 2012 – June 2, 2013
Preceded by Amor bravío
Followed by Mentir para Vivir
Related shows La Hija del Mariachi
External links
Production website

Qué bonito amor (International Title:Beautiful Love, Literally:What a Beautiful Love[2]) is a 2012 Mexican telenovela produced by Salvador Mejía Alexandre for Televisa. It is based on La Hija del Mariachi, produced by Colombian's RCN Television and written by Mónica Agudelo in 2006-2007.[3][4]

Jorge Salinas and Danna García stars as the protagonists,[5] while Pablo Montero, Malillany Marín,[6] Roberto Palazuelos, Marcelo Buquet and Salvador Pineda star as the antagonists.


On October 22, 2012, Canal de las Estrellas started broadcasting Qué bonito amor weeknights at 7:15pm, replacing Amor Bravío.[7] The last episode was broadcast on June 2, 2013, with Mentir para vivir replacing it the following day.[8] Originally, it was scheduled to end on May 27, 2013.[9][10] Production of Qué bonito amor officially started on August 9, 2012.[11]

From November 7, 2016 TL Novelas broadcast 10:00, 16:00 and 22:00 replacing Abrázame muy fuerte.

Univision version

On April 15, 2013, Univision started broadcasting Qué bonito amor weeknights at 10pm/9c, replacing Amor Bravío.[12] The last episode was broadcast on October 4, with Mentir para vivir replacing it on October 7.[13][14]

The Univision broadcast is an abridged version, as episodes 1 to 80 in the Univision version are episodes 1 to 118 in the non-abridged version. The episode count was reduced to 124 episodes, and episode 161 was split into two separate episodes.[15] Doña Amalia finding out that her defunct husband was also the owner of "Ay Jalisco, no te rajes" bar and Susanito being declared guilty took place in episodes 117 and 118, respectively in the original version,[16][17] while in the Univision version, both events took place in episode 80 (as per description).[18]


It is a love story like there is no other, which not only encompasses the most endearing Mexican traditions, but also ennobles one of the most representative icons from our culture: mariachi music. The story begins when we meet Santos Martinez de la Garza, a young handsome and carefree millionaire, who owns a car distributor company. Santos is deceived by his closest partners; one of them is Bruno, his friend and his sister´s boyfriend, Wendy. After being accused of fraud and money laundering, Santos is compelled to escape from Los Angeles to Mexico, like a fugitive.

This situation forces him to get a new personality: Jorge Alfredo Vargas, Mariachi. At the same time, we meet Maria Mendoza, a humble, pretty and brave young girl who lives with her mother, Amalia, a widow; and her two younger sisters, Paloma, who is about to turn 15, and Isabel 8 years old. Ever since Pedro her father died, Maria has had to work in order to help her family get ahead in life because Amalia suffers from a degenerative disease, so Maria is the only support her family has. Santos and Maria meet at the "Ay Jalisco, no te rajes, bar", where Maria works as a ranchero music singer. It is there in the bar where they both find love for the first time. And it is also in the "Ay Jalisco, no te rajes", run by Don Concho and his wife Lourdes, where the sweetest, saddest, most touching, comic and dramatic situations of the story will take place, together with Maria´s inseparable friends who are members of the bar´s mariachi band: "The Giant", Fernando: "The Casanova", who will turn into Santos´ confident and allied, "The Dreamer", "Susanito", "The Baritone", "The Adventurer " and "The Sparrow Hawk".

But there will be lots of tunes, chords, and conflicting forces within Santos and Maria's love story. Santos will face Ruben del Olmo, a powerful and cheating business man who is married but obsessed with Maria´s love; and "The Giant", Maria´s eternal pretender, who will always fight for her against Santos until the rivalry between them becomes a friendship. On the other hand, Maria will deal with Elvira´s lies and tricks, Don Concho´s daughter, who by whim and at any cost will not rest until she can have Santos. And of course, the saddest of all songs: Santos´ identity uncovered, the jail and the separation from his one and only love: Maria, his beautiful. A story full of ranchero music, mariachis, tequila, color, but most of all, full of hopes and dreams that will make us all sing: "¡What a Beautiful Love!"


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Deceased Characters


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