and Sroi live in the Thai countryside and share a secret love
for each other. When Sroi’s well-intentioned but overbearing
aunt discovers the romance, she sends Sroi, along with her
quirky maid, Juei, to the bustling Thai metropolis of Bangkok.
Yam, a down-at-heel animal lover, is in love with Juei. Both
he and Thong pine for the two absent women. Will they be reunited?
Has Sroi's aunt found a suitable suitor for her niece?
The guy on the VCD cover looks familiar. Upon going through
the reviews of the other Thai movies under Sawasdee Collection,
we realize that we have seen him in Ghost
Variety, and also action blockbusters Ong Bak, Tom Yum
Goong and Chai-Lai Angels.
guy (if you really had to know, his name is Phetthai Wongkhamlao)
sure has a funny face which has the words “laugh at
me” written all over it, and he has directed his own
full length feature, which incidentally is a hoot to watch.
this 2005 movie, he plays an animal lover who is in love with
a maid (after watching No-Hin: The Movie, we asked ourselves
what’s with Thai movies portraying their protagonists
as maids?). Together with another lovelorn bloke, the misfit
duo travels from the rural village to the bustling city to
look for their true love.
like a kitschy story? Well, to affirm your doubts –
the 96-minute picture seems proud of it too. Expect nothing
serious from this song-and-dance slapstick comedy. The colors
are deliberately flashy and bright. Unabashed shades of pink,
orange and yellow are splashed across the screen. This definitely
makes the viewing experience a happy and stress-free one.
character is endearing in his or her little ways. We love
the nagging aunt and her overdressed outfit, we love the idiosyncratic
maid and her oversized umbrella, and we definitely love the
two male leads’ goofiness.
you also know that the movie is out to give everyone a good
time when there are a whole ten minutes of end credits, making
us cackle at its numerous NG takes and tacky songs. A movie
that brings with it a whole load of good-natured laughs? Now,
by John Li