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THAI MUSICAL MOVIES

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Thai musical movies are called "NANG PLAENG" - หนังเพลง. In 1960s decade, many movies included songs. The first movie to be a real musical movie was มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง (1970) with Mitr Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat. Many musical movies were about love stories between rich and poor individuals. Music featured in movies was ลูกทุ่ง or countryside music. The peak of ลูกทุ่ง movies was in years 1974-1978.

เงิน เงิน เงิน
เงิน เงิน เงิน

Year: 1965

Thai title: เงิน เงิน เงิน
English title: Money Money Money

Rating: 5/5
Director: Prince Anusorn Mongkolkarn

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Charin Nantanakorn,Lor Tok,Sukon Koewliam,Adul Dulyarat,Sawin Sawangrat,Daonoi Duangjai,Dokdin Kanyaman,Man Teeraphol,Ruj Ronnapop,Thuam Thoranong,Banglae
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit,Orasa Isarangkul,Chadaporn Wachirapranee,Mom Chan Phuangwan,Chosri Misommon,Sulaleewan Suwanthat

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The movie starts by a small introduction highlighting that everybody fights for money (เงิน เงิน เงิน). This introduction features many actors or actresses with cameo role such as Daonoi Duangjai, Dokdin Kanyaman, Man Teeraphol, Chadaporn Wachirapranee. Tu (Mitr Chaibancha) comes back to Thailand after overseas studies in USA. Tum (สุมาลี ทองหล่อ) is his sister. They are orphans. Their uncle Hirun is a creditor. Mom (Mom Chan Phuangwan) is Hirun's assistant. For Hirun, money is work and work is money. He has no feelings for his customers personal problems. Tu’s uncle wants him to take over his duty but Tu doesn't like such job bringing suffering to people (สงสาร) so that is why he has done artistic studies as it can bring happiness to people. He meets Kingkaew (Petchara Chaowarat), a vagabond. Wishing to help poor people and teased by Kingkaew, he proposes to bring the A-ram boys band (เด็กวัด) in Bangkok to play music in a nightclub. His uncle chases him away as he cancelled all debt contracts. Tum is chased also. Teacher (ครู) Rangsun (Charin Nantanakorn) will help writing songs for the band. There is a crazy lady (Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit) in Hirun's house looking for her children. Tum wonders if she is her mother or not. They arrive in Bangkok but have little money. They met a restaurant owner’s daughter (Chosri Misommon), willing to join them as a singer. Pa (Sulaleewan Suwanthat) is their house owner. They borrow 300 000 baht from Pa but Tu has to promise to marry her daughter (Orasa Isarangkul) Nataya. Pa knows that Tu is a potential rich heir. Lor Tok proposes ideas for their nightclub promotion. Tu’s concept is that art belongs to everybody. Hirun wants to be sure his nephews will fail so he hires ruffians to destroy their nightclub. The ruffians steal their money so Tu and his friends decide to serve and cook by themselves. Hirun comes on the opening day with a bunch of tough ruffians to make noise and also kidnap the performing girls. Indian actor Banglae (บังเละ) is acting as nightclub guard. Kingkaew always find solutions to problems occurring. The ruffians drunk the cook and waiters to delay orders. Hirun takes the teacher (ครู) Rangsun’s piano as he didn't pay his rent due to sickness. Adul Dulyarat is a doctor trying to save the teacher Rangsun. Hirun sends his ruffians to create a brawl in order to destroy the nightclub. Artist should be protected. The Thai King giving cinema awards inspires them not to stop fighting (ศีลปินไม่เคยตาย). By hazard, Tum and her friends have chance to release the crazy woman called Nat. Another uncle of Tu called Sompong is released from prison after twenty years. He narrates to Tu the story of his father betrayed by his own brother Hirun and who finally committed suicide. Nat is reunited with her two children, Tu and Tum. All the money of Hirun is coming from the one million baht that the father gave him to raise his children. They promise to take revenge on his 60th birthday coming soon. Hirun has to face the truth on his birthday turning to be a nightmare for him. He finally lost his whole fortune. The nightclub featuring arts becomes a huge success. This movie features 14 songs. A double DVD (3h20mn) including the 35mm movie fully restored was released by Thai Film Archives. The whole movie should even be a bit longer as the song หญ้าโลมดิน sung by Mitr and Petchara is missing. It is present on the VHS version and on a 16mm version left. Another movie version was released in year 1983. Two TV series were released in years 1997 and 2007. The producer is Prince หม่อมอุบล ยุคล. This movie includes more than 60 Thai actors, actresses and singers. Petchara got a Thai cinema reward for this movie. This movie is part of the second 25 films heritage list announced on October 4 2012, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง
มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง

Year: 1970

Thai title: มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director:

Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sukon Koewliam,Lor Tok,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Somkuan Krajangsat,Man Teeraphol
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat

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This folk-music movie is one of the most famous Thai movie. It run during six months in Bangkok and generated more than 7 millions baht revenue. It features 14 folk or "LUUK THUNG" (ลูกทุ่ง) songs. It is about a love story between a poor farmer and a young woman coming from a richer family. Movie fans from Nakhon Pathom, Ayuthaya and Singburi have been hiring at least two buses a day to take them and from the theatre in Bangkok. It was a winning combination of the most Thai popular film stars and folk songs of the time. "Mon Rak Luuk Thung" (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) has been adapted in many other movies versions (1982, 2004) and TV series (ละครรีเมค) (1995 CH7 with Saranyu Wongkrachang, 2005 CH7, 2010 CH3 with Jintara Sookkapat as the mother and Santisuk Promsiri as the local mafia head). This movie is part of the first 25 films heritage list announced on October 4 2011, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.

มนต์รักชาวไร่
มนต์รักชาวไร่

Year: 1971

Thai title: มนต์รักชาวไร่
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sayan Chantaravi​boon,Phirapon Piyawan
Main actress: Aranya Namwong

This folk-music movie is similar to "mon rak luuk thung". It features 13 folk or "LUUK THUNG" songs. It is about love stories between feminine villagers and men working from outside the village. Some villager men don't agree that outsiders take interest into local ladies.

เพลงสวรรค์นางไพร
เพลงสวรรค์นางไพร

Year: 1971

Thai title: เพลงสวรรค์นางไพร
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sawin Sawangrat,Choomporn Theppitak,Anucha Ratanaman,Krai Kanchit,Noppadol Duangporn,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Pawana Chanajit,Khomapat Attaya

Following huge success of movie "Mon Rak Luk Tung" (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) in 1970, many song movies were released to catch up with this trend. Such movies include songs, a bit of action, romance and humor. Thai movie เพลงสวรรค์นางไพร is one of them and was released in year 1971. It features nine songs. Director is พิชิต มีชัย. This movie was a lost movie in Thailand. In year 2013, a last copy was found in a Thai temple in the North of Thailand. Only three reels of the movie are left, so around 1h30mn. Unfortunately the film reels were in bad condition due to water soaking, so only 18mn are usable. It is in 16mm format so there is no sound as such format requires dubbing. No songs are left. No movie poster is left. A movie partial summary is still available. Sombat Methanee is Waiwai, working as forest guard. Pawana Chanajit is SaenGneun. Others actors include Sawin Sawangrat, Choomporn Theppitak, Anucha Ratanaman, Krai Kanchit, Khomapat Attaya, countryside folk singers (นักร้องลูกทุ่ง) such as Noppadol Duangporn. Action takes place in a village. Ruffians are terrorizing and aggressing local ladies. A spirits doctor is coming to the village. A ghost appears to the villagers during an assembly. Romance is happening between Waiwai and SaenGneun. A small sequence shows Sombat Methanee punching ruffians. The remaining sequences are not enough to understand the movie.

น้องนางบ้านนา
น้องนางบ้านนา

Year: 1971

Thai title: น้องนางบ้านนา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chaiya Suriyun,Chat Mongkolchai,Choomporn Theppitak,Op Boonthit,Anucha Ratanaman,Sawin Sawangrat,Sompong Phonmitr
Main actress: Aranya Namwong,Wassana Chalakorn,Chosri Misommon,Khomapat Attaya

Thai movie น้องนางบ้านนา is a Thai movie released in year 1971. It features Chaiya Suriyun as main actor and Aranya Namwong as main actress. The movie was started with Mitr Chaibancha but it was incomplete due to his premature death. So the main actor was replaced by Chaiya Suriyun. The movie features nine songs but none are left. Many famous singers from beginning of 1970s decade are acting in this movie. No movie summary is available anymore. The movie is lost in Thailand but luckily an extract of 56 minutes is still left. Other actors are Chat Mongkolchai, Choomporn Theppitak, Wassana Chalakorn, Khomapat Attaya, Anucha Ratanaman, Sawin Sawangrat, Marasee (มารศรี), Sompong Phonmitr, Chosri Misommon, Op Boonthit. Without a summary and the movie being in mute state as it is in 16mm format, the story is difficult to understand. Aranya Namwong receives a letter from her fiance studying at university. Wassana Chalakorn is jealous and steals the photograph. Op Boonthit and his daughter Chosri Misommon are bar owners. Sompong is their regular customer. Choomporn Theppitak is agressed by a ruffian, who is finally an old friend. Sawin Sawangrat and Rujira (ม.ล. รุจิรา) seem to have bad plans but are spied by Choomporn and Anucha. Chaiya is back from his studies. Chaiya and Wassana Chalakorn are in a rice field having romantic talk. Khomapat Attaya is with them. Wassana Chalakorn tries to prevent Chaiya to meet Aranya. Anucha is trying to abuse Wassana Chalakorn. Heated arguments happen during a wedding colorful procession. This movie reminds of famous movie “Mon Rak Luk Thung” (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง - 1970) as it features many songs and various couples involving romance and jealousy. Following movie “Mon Rak Luk Thung” success, many romantic song movies (หนังเพลง) were released in the following months and years trying to surf on a similar popular wave.

มนต์รักจากใจ
มนต์รักจากใจ

Year: 1971

Thai title: มนต์รักจากใจ
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Chat Chaibancha,Somkuan Krajangsat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Krai Kanchit,Lor Tok
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit

Thai movie มนต์รักจากใจ was released in year 1971. It features Chat (ชัช) Chaibancha and Petchara Chaowarat as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a five seconds sequence remains to be seen. Actors featured are Lor Tok, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Krai Kanchit, Somkuan Krajangsat, Wilaiwan Watthanaphanit and many country folk singers ศรีไพร, บุปผา, ศรคีรี, บรรจบ, ไพรวัลย์, พรไพร, รุ่งระวี, วิภารัตน์. Rangsi (รังสี ทัศนพยัคฆ์) was the director and producer. Rangsi wanted to do a new movie similar to Mon Rak Luuk Thung and with same actors. As Mitr Chaibancha died earlier so he hired one relative of Mitr! 20 songs are featured! The movie was not successful as people compared with the version with Mitr Chaibancha.

มนต์รักแม่น้ำมูล
มนต์รักแม่น้ำมูล

Year: 1977

Thai title: มนต์รักแม่น้ำมูล
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Sukon Koewliam,Settha Sirachaya,Suriya Chinaphan,Piya Trakulrard,Noppadol Duangporn
Main actress: Naowarat Yooktanun,Piathip Kumwong,Naiyana Shewanan

This folk-music movie is similar to "mon rak luuk thung". It features folk or "LUUK THUNG" songs. It is about love stories between villagers from Ubon, i.e. a teacher and his fiancee staying in Bangkok, a farmer wishing to be a singer and his fiancee, a school director and a nurse.

เพลงรักบ้านนา
เพลงรักบ้านนา

Year: 1977

Thai title: เพลงรักบ้านนา
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Sombat Methanee,Boo Wibunnan,Adinan Singhiran,Doo Dook Kradon
Main actress: Chosri Misommon

Thai movie เพลงรักบ้านนา was released in year 1977. It features Sombat Methanee as main actor, มธุรส รัตนา and อัญชลี ชัยศิริ as main new actresses. A four minutes trailer and a 1h30mn movie are still available. The full movie with 12 songs including 3 by Sombat is not available anymore. A partial version was released many years ago on Thai TV CH7 but in a shorter release with only one song featured. Other actors featuring in this movie are Boo Wibunnan, Adinan Singhiran, Doo Dook Kradon, Chosri Misommon. A young man (ไพรวัลย์ ลูกเพชร) from Suphanburi is sheltered in Sri Prai and her sister's home as he has nowhere to go but he has nice singing skills. Worrying he would seduce his two daughters, the father finally chases him. Duan (Sombat Methanee) rescues Sri Prai aggressed by ruffians. Romance between Duan and Sri Pai happens. The story is about two sisters coming from a rich family and who love two poor men to the despair of their father. Finally the two poor men help their future father in law as a businessman is trying to buy his land knowing that a road is going to be built soon. The two new actresses are อัญชลี ชัยศิริ born in 1956 and มธุรส รัตนา born in 1957.



Thai musical movies are called "NANG PLAENG" - หนังเพลง. Cinema industry tried to renew similar success in 1984-1986 with artists such as Yotrak Salakcha, Pumpuang Duangchan, Sayan Sanya... Those singers played in many musical and also action movies.

มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง
มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง

Year: 1982

Thai title: มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Nirut Sirijanya
Main actress: Ampha Pusit,Thitima Sangkapitak,Reuthairat Amatawanit

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This folk-music movie is a remake of one of the most famous Thai movie (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) shot in 1970. It features 14 folk songs or "LUUK THUNG" songs. It is about a love story between a poor peasant, Klao, and a young woman, Thong Kwao, coming from a rich family. It includes also three other side love stories between Bupfa, Thong Kwao's sister, and Waen, Klao's friend, between Sai Chai and a policeman and between a Northeaster worker and Sai Chai's sister. Both Sai Chai and Thong Kwao are arguing over Klao as both of them love him. Klao promises to marry Thong Kwao as soon as he has enough money for the dower. A local godfather is lending money to poor peasants and get their land title when they are not able to refund the money. Klao's mother has debts with the godfather. Hopefully Tong Kwao is able to help. This upsets the godfather as he cannot get the land title. To ease the situation with the godfather, the parents send Thong Kwao and her sister to Bangkok to learn clothes fashion design. In fact Thong Kwao's parents are worried about the family assets if their daughter marries a poor man so they send her to Bangkok so that she can be far away from Klao. They promise Thong Kwao that they will accept Klao's proposal for marriage if it happens. Floods happen and rice crops is destroyed. Thong Kwao can only offer a small dower. Thong Kwao's parents refuse Klao's proposal for marriage and request an expensive dower (ค่าสินสอด), i.e. 100 000 Baht (สิบหมื่น). while in Bangkok, a bad businessman is courting Thong Kwao. He has already a girlfriend but is interested to marry Thong Kwao in order to get money to save his non prosper company. Various misunderstandings happen between Klao and Thong Kwao as they both believe they didn't keep their promise but love will win.

หลงเสียงนาง
หลงเสียงนาง

Year: 1983

Thai title: หลงเสียงนาง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Rangsee Thatsanaphayak

Main actor: Sawin Sawangrat,Somkuan Krajangsat,Prachuap Ruekyamdee,Nirut Sirijanya,Chokchai ChokAnan
Main actress: Monrudee Yamaphai,Thitima Sangkapitak

The musical movie “หลงเสียงนาง” is now very difficult to find in Thailand. It is easier to find a Cambodian copy (VHS tape only) than the Thai original version. In the Cambodian version, some songs are still in Thai language and not Khmer language! Many songs are featured including the hit “Long Sieng Nang” (หลงเสียงนาง). The movie scenario is quite similar to "Mon Rak Luuk Thung" (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง), i.e. a romantic musical comedy. The movie director is Rangsee Thatsanaphayak (รังสี ทัศนพยัคฆ์). He directed around 100 movies! This movie features four veteran actors (Sawin Sawangrat, Somkuan Krajangsat, Prachuap Ruekyamdee, Nirut Sirijanya as Yot) and two veteran actresses, i.e. Monrudee Yamaphai as Chalita (ชลิตา) and Thitima Sangkapitak as Chontima (ชลธิมา). The main actor is seldom seen in Thai movies, i.e. Chokchai ChokAnan (โชคชัย โชคอนันต์) as he played in two movies only. Chokchai ChokAnan is a Thai country music singer, who became famous thanks to the song “หลงเสียงนาง”. This song was even adapted in Khmer language (ลา..ลา..ลา.....). Chokchai ChokAnan is half Thai and half Indian. He is playing character Nat. A car from Bangkok is arriving with two young ladies in the village. Yot and Nat, two close friends, tease the two Bangkokian ladies with their motorbike. Finally the two couples tease each other. The Bangkok ladies wish to discover rural life and try to drive a tractor. Nat tries to seduce Chalita through love songs but she is reluctanct. Finally love emerges but the father forbids the young ladies to see the boys. They have to use tricks to see each other. Chalita is finally fianced by her father to an older Chinese Bangkokian businessman. Nat is upset but Chalita was forced. Nat sends a little boy to sing a song telling his disappointment. Chalita has to talk to him through songs (รักคุณคนเดียว). Finally the Bangkokian businessman cannot be trust as he steals money from Chalita's father. Thanks to Nat and Yot, through a final gunfight battle, the businessman and his ruffians are defeated. The father now recognizes the young men’s value and accept their love with his daughters.

สงครามเพลง
สงครามเพลง

Year: 1983

Thai title: สงครามเพลง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Chalong Pukdeewichit

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Rith Luecha,Manop Aussawathep,Settha Sirachaya,Somchai Samipak,Sayan Chantaravi​boon
Main actress: Pumpuang Duangchan,Naowarat Yooktanun,Thitima Sangkapitak

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Kata (Krung Srivilai) / Leuachai (Rith Luecha) and Manop Aussawathep always have music orchestra (วงดนตรี) competition (สงครามเพลง). Manop's group thinks it has won by using Settha Sirachaya as singer but the group led by Kata uses singer Pumpuang Duangchan. It degenerates and brawl fighting happens between the two groups. Everybody ends up in jail. Police inspector (Somchai Samipak) summon the two orchestra leaders by telling them that music orchestra (วงการเพลง) is an art (วงการศิลาปิน) and should not end up in fighting. Apika (Naowarat Yooktanun) pays the bailing fee (ค่าปรับ). Kata wishes to have the most famous orchestra with Pumpuang as superstar. Manop’s group needs to find a new singer able to compete with Pumpuang. They decide to hire heartthrob singer Yotrak salakchai. Many Luk Thung (ลูกทุ่ง) songs are featured in this movie. Sayan Chantaraviboon is featured as the owner of a recording studio. Kampi is younger brother of Kata. Kampi loves secretly a lady called Tosaen (Thitima Sangkapitak). Kampi writes love songs towards Tosaen and those songs are used by Manop’s orchestra. Apika, daughter of Manop, discovers that songs are written by Kampi and refuses to buy them anymore believing it is a trick of Kata again. Tosaen becomes lover with Kata. A romance starts between Yotrak and Pumpuang, between Apika and Kampi. It causes concerns to both Kata and Manop (น้องชายของศัตรู). Pumpuang flees so Yotrak leaves the orchestra to find her. Pumpuang is indebted to Kata but she chooses freedom and love towards being a singer. Kata and Manop decide to launch strong fighting (สงครามเพลง / สงครามเลือด) against each other. Amid a battle between the two groups, Pumpuang convinces them for a truce. Tosaen tries to get back Kampi. Leuachai is not ready for truce. Apika quits Kampi as Tosaen left on purpose a bra in his car. During a concert, Leuachai tries to shoot Kata and Manop but finally gets punched by Kampi and then slot by Police. It is the end of violence in music orchestra contest. Tosaen tells the truth to Apika so she can be reunited with Kampi.

มนต์รักเพลงลูกทุ่ง
มนต์รักเพลงลูกทุ่ง

Year: 1995

Thai title: มนต์รักเพลงลูกทุ่ง
English title:

Rating: 4/5
Director: Bin Banleurit

Main actor: Bin Banleurit,Sombat Methanee
Main actress:

Movie มนต์รักเพลงลูกทุ่ง (1995) is sponsored by Mitsubishi motors company Ltd as the movie starts by a real mitsubishi advertisement. During the whole movie, the brand can be seen very often on tractors or various signs. Such movies are often called Nang Isan (หนังสายอีสาน / หนังภาคอีสาน). Such movies were targeted for provinces and not really for Bangkok area (ออกมาฉายตามต่างจังหวัด). Thon (Bin Banleurit) tries to seduce Pin (คืนนี้พี่จะบอก) and wishes to marry her but her father (Sombat Methanee) is not willing to give her hand to Thon. Sombat is old fashioned (โบราณเป็นน้อย). Some villagers are willing to help Thon. Thon is having issues with Chatchana as Chatchana wishes also to seduce Pin. Fighting over Pin happens between Thon and Chatchana. Dao, Chatchana’s girlfriend, arrives from Bangkok in the village. The green papaya salad (ส้มตำ) seller is Sombat's girlfriend and he always needs to find excuses to go to see her. Sombat forbids Pin to meet Thon again. A few romances happen in parallel (Ek and Tong Yoi). Dao, in order to make Chatchana jealous, announces her wedding with Thon! So Thon announces his intention to marry Pin! Misunderstandings happen (คนหลายใจ). A wedding procession (กระบวนแต่งงาน) led by Chatchana is on the way to Sombat’s home but he warns Pin at the last minute (เกลียดพ่อ). Thon and Pin decide to flee. A race of farm multi purpose trucks is organized. The winner will marry Pin. Despite his Mitsubishi motor Thon loses! Chatchana knowing he will never get Pin’s heart gives her to Thon. The movie lasts 1h56mn. It features new or quite unknown actors / actresses such as ศจีพันธ์ เจริญสุข-มรกต อุ่นบางหลวง-อาภรณ์ บุญเสนอ-ดลฤทัย ไอยรา. The sequences of successive gags in this movie remind some of the jokes found in Baan Phi Pop (บ้านผีปอบ) movies. There is typical usage of people having ill-favored face to look like ghost (ผี) same as actor Songthong two decades ago. Such Isan movies feature typical sequences with villagers peeping girls using sarong (ผ้าถุง) when taking a bath in local pond. Isan symbols such as farm multi purpose truck (รถอีแต๋น), green papaya salad are well featured. Movie มนต์รักเพลงลูกทุ่ง is a mix of romance, comedy and songs. Seven great songs are featured. This movie is inspired from the famous Mon Rak Luuk Thung (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) 1970 movie.

ฅนลูกทุ่ง
ฅนลูกทุ่ง

Year: 1996

Thai title: ฅนลูกทุ่ง
English title:

Rating: 3/5
Director: Panna Rittikrai

Main actor: Panna Rittikrai,Krissanapong Rachata
Main actress:

Thai movie ฅนลูกทุ่ง was released in year 1996. The movie is lasting 1h23mn. Panna Rittikrai is well known for its action movies but less for such romantic comedy. The movie is shot in Isan language. Many songs sung by Panna are featured in this movie. Panna was nicknamed as นักร้องเสียงเด็ก. This movie could be the "Mon Rak Luuk Thung” (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) of Isan with songs and gags. Kamoon (Panna Rittikrai) loves one of the village young lady called Nam Oi. One Bangkokian man is coming to the village hoping to get pure girls. The village lady is agressed by the two villagers. The Bangkok guy helped by two bodyguards including (Krissanapong Rachata) chases them away. The guy proposes a job to Nam Oi in Bangkok. The mother is reluctant but the father wishes to receive the money given as enticement. Finally Nam Oi accepts in order to support her older parents (ตอบแทนบุญคุณพ่อแม่). Panna is on the way to request Nam Oi’s hand through an engagement procession parade but the Bangkok man is taking her with him. Panna realises she is gone. Under a misunderstanding, Pana believes she goes willingly with the Bangkok guy as a boyfriend. He tries to stop them but gets heavily beaten by the two bodyguards. An old teacher takes pity on Kamoon and teaches him martial arts. Meanwhile Nam Oi flees her job in Bangkok understanding the evil behaviour of the Bangkokian guy. She reaches her village as the same time as the ruffians chasing them. Kamoon is ready for a fight to protect her. As the Bangkokian guy claims a contract was signed and money given, the villagers help each other and gather the amount of money due per the contract. It shows the strong solidarity of Isan people and their continuous fight against life as living conditions are harsh in poor Isan. The Bangkokian guy sure to win proposes a fighting against his bodyguards with Nam Oi's hand and the contract sum as rewards. This time, Kamoon wins easily and the Bangkok guy accepts his defeat.

มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง
มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง

Year: 2004

Thai title: มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง
English title: The Field of Love

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor: Krung Srivilai,Phairoj Jaising
Main actress: Namgneun Boonnak

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This folk-music movie is a remake of one of the most famous Thai movie (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) shot in 1970. It features 14 folk songs or "LUUK THUNG" songs. It is about a love story between a poor peasant, Klao, and a young woman, Thong Kwao, coming from a rich family. Thong Kwao's parents are worried about the family assets if their daughter marries a poor man so they send her to Bangkok so that she can be far away from Klao. Thong Kwao's parents refuse Klao's proposal for marriage and request an expensive dower (ค่าสินสอด), i.e. 100 000 Baht. Various misunderstandings happen between Klao and Thong Kwao but love will win.

ผู้บ่าวไทบ้าน 2 ตอน แจกข้าวหาแม่ใหญ่แดง
ผู้บ่าวไทบ้าน 2 ตอน แจกข้าวหาแม่ใหญ่แดง

Year: 2016

Thai title: ผู้บ่าวไทบ้าน 2 ตอน แจกข้าวหาแม่ใหญ่แดง
English title: E-san new old songs

Rating: 3/5
Director:

Main actor:
Main actress:

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Thai movie E-san new old songs / ผู้บ่าวไทบ้าน 2 ตอน แจกข้าวหาแม่ใหญ่แดง was released in year 2016. It lasts 1h57mn. The movie is shot in Isan region. The movie is featured in Lao language and includes Thai subtitles. Daeng, a mother (แม่ใหญ่แดง), wishes that her daughter Pranee gives birth to her child in Isan instead of going overseas as suggested by her foreign husband. To find an excuse for her daughter to stay, the mother organise a feast to do blessings for herself and the local ancestors (งานใหญ่ทำบุญอุทิศ). Arguments between the mother and foreign son-in-law happens, i.e. having Molam music or outdoor movie at the feast. The mother Daeng needs to find an orchestra to perform Molam music but the usual Molam orchestra in the village doesn't exist anymore. Kaen (เคน) is a young Thai man fan of Korean music or K-Pop. The former orchestra leader Lung (พ่อคูณ) refuses to train Kaen as Molam leading singer (พระเอกหมอลำ). Nevertheless Lung still wants to recreate an old Molam group. A few young girls including Wan (วรรณ), aware of this, ask to join Lung's Molam group. Women, talking together, complain about Thai men drinking compared to foreigners. Children will have also a nicer face (หน้าตาดี) also! This movie features Molam Traditions passed to younger generation. Romance starts between Kaen, fan of K-Pop, and Isan girl Wan, fan of Molam. Wan is willing to stay here and doesn't want to go to Bangkok to work. The father doesn't want his daughter to become Molam singer so he plans to send her to Bangkok to work with her aunt. Misunderstanding happens as Kaen carries Som, another young lady, who is injured at the foot. Disappointed, Wan plans to go to Bangkok. Similar to movie สวรรค์บ้านนา (1983), Kaen sings a song to show his love to Fan live on the local radio station. They get reunited. Big molam orchestra (ถอกคูน เสียงแคน) is finally featured at the festival organised by Daeng. Both Kaen and Fan are the main singers. Once all youngsters are gone, only old ladies remain in Isan villages...



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