plucky Noo Hin is a young woman with a knack for getting into
trouble in her rural village in northeastern Thailand, and
the villagers feel there is cause to celebrate when she sets
out by rail from Isaan to find work in a factory in Bangkok.
However, upon arrival, she finds her choice limited to working
in a rat trap factory, or becoming a maid for a rich family,
she chooses the latter. Noo Hin prefers to consider herself
the "house manager" for the family, which includes
the beautiful and sexy daughters Milk and Som-O. Soon Noo
Hin instigates more commotion when she secretly enters the
two of them in a modeling contest but finds the son of the
major sponsor of the event secretly taking pictures of Milk
in her dressing room. To protect Milk, Noo Hin must get into
Pardon us, but this first paragraph of the review isn’t
about this Komgrit Triwimol-directed Thai movie that brands
itself as a “super wacky comedy”. It is, in fact,
about this humble website – four complete seconds of
this VCD has been dedicated to moviexclusive.com’s corporate
to the movie, this 2006 picture based on a popular Thai comedy
is indeed wacky, and most of the time, hilariously comical.
The story tells of a not-so-attractive-looking Noo Hin who
keeps getting into all sorts of troubles. When she goes to
the city to find work, misadventures ensue, not to the surprise
of this reviewer though – how else can this movie be
“wacky” if everything became dead serious for
the village girl?
you do not expect too much in terms of production values,
this 99-minute movie does have its charming moments. Check
out the scenes where the cast breaks into songs and dances:
complete with some well-choreographed steps. Check out the
cutesy animation that makes its appearance five minutes into
the movie: you’d be chuckling at its absurdity.
the titular character is goofy-looking Rungrawan Tonahongsa,
who bagged the Best Actress for this role at the 2007 Thailand
National Film Association Awards. Her endearing portrayal
of the village girl gets our vote for being able to lighten
up gloomy days too. The comic moments are spot-on, and anyone
with a sense of humor will be sniggering at the embarrassing
situations and giggling at the thwarting setups.
Noo Hin chooses to be a maid in this movie, and certain issues
like prejudice and narrow-mindedness are especially prevalent
to us Singapore viewers. Also striking a chord is a particular
scene where Noo Hin enviously stares at a poster on the wall.
The star is none other than our very own Jacintha Abisheganaden
– talk about national pride!
by John Li