Some Comedy Thai movies (หนังตลก) are based on horror themes but with an overall funny content. Light comedy ghost movies are popular bets for Thai audience.
Klom (Nirut Sirijanya) and Sae (Naiyana Shewanan) love each other. They wish to die together as their love story is impossible as Klom is poor and Sae's father wants her to marry kamnan Oi's son. Oi (Sawin Sawangrat) is an influential local ruffian. The son CheunKlan is played by veteran actor Settha Sirachaya. Some local ghosts (ผีกระสือ and ผีกระหัง) wish to help them as there are already enough spirits in the graveyard (ป่าช้า)! The male spirit helps Klom to give a lesson to CheunKlan and his sbires (มือปืน). The spirits have invited Dracula (ผีฝรั่ง) for a meeting in Thailand to discuss about issues they are facing (overpopulation in cemetery, people doing less donations to spirits...). The two fathers want CheunKlan and Sae (ลูกไม่รักดี) to get engaged. Dracula (Lor Tok) wants to discover Thailand (spicy food and disco). Dracula meets Oum (Wiyada Umarin), a young lady just dropped by her boyfriend. Sae simulates to be possessed (ผีเข้า) but both fathers hire a spirit doctor (หมอผี) to chase the spirit. Sae finally passed away (สิ้นใจ). To help Klom, the two ghosts prepare a plan, one is going to see the hell guardian (Sithao Petcharoen) to ask for clemency and one is possessing the body to prevent decay (เน่าเปื่อย). Klom visits hell to find Sae. He sees some people tortured as they did behave badly in their previous life (member of Parliament having lied and having made false promises...). Corruption is present in hell also! Finally Klong finds Sae in the heaven and get authorization to bring her spirit (วิญญาณ) back to earth. Meanwhile Dracula falls in love with Oum but later on kidnaps also Sae who is back from heaven. This comedy movie starts with a funny idea, sarcastic comments on Thai society but ends up crazily (บ้าบอ) with the real movie director complaining on Lor Tok acting as Dracula. Finally all flee in front of a real ghost. Veteran actor Sithao Petcharoen got a Thai cinema award for his comic role as hell guardian. A second part called หักเหลี่ยมแดร๊กคูล่า was released 7 years later in 1986.
Before his death, Diao's father instructed him to look for an old friend in a remote village. In this village, he became famous by winning a buffalo racing competition, the boxing competition and the attentions of the village beauty. He also managed to upset the local gangsters by protecting the poor people. After the competitions, Diao chase thiefs, who have stolen the head of a Buddha image in a temple. He managed to retrieve the relic but on his way back to the village, he was accosted by the irate gangsters, who beheaded him. Waking as a headless ghost, he's ready for revenge. It was the best comedy movie of 2002 and received a Thai Oscar award.
Two students groups with their teacher are staying in a village. One group is looking for ghosts proofs. The other group is shooting a ghost movie. Funny situations happen between the two groups until real ghosts appear in the village...
Two buddies, looking for gambling money, go to a graveyard to steal some cash from a Chinese corpse. Accidentally they spill some blood onto a headless corpse, which promply wakes up. The headless corpse starts to scare the villagers and is following a mysterious talisman quest.
An owner of a "Luuk Tung" band is facing a difficult situation. He has to find money to pay for his debt and to save his band from being taken over. Unfortunately, he dies from a car crash accident before he could get the money. His spirit refuses to quit his body. His assistant keeps the secret and inject formalin in the body. The dead owner and his assistant are giving much efforts to keep the band united and find money.
Sars decease spreads worldwide and reaches Thailand. The first to be contaminated is famous TV star Andrew Biggs! Andrew Biggs is television personality in Thailand. Meanwhile the daughter of a mafia leader, called Liu, is kidnapped and kept in the same building as Andrew biggs. A ten million baht ransom is requested. Police shall not be contacted to avoid the daughter facing serious trouble. The father hires a man, who recommends his best student called Nai. Nai speaks like an old style Ayutthaya soldier. Liu succeeds to escape her kidnappers and is rescued by Nai. Andrew Biggs has then become a zombie eating flesh and contaminates many other people in the building. The Thai government closes the building as the virus has spread inside. It is full of zombies. Liu and Nai cannot exit. One government doctor wishes to try her vaccin while another doctor wishes to destroy the whole building to eradicate the virus. This comedy movie mocks the infamous Thai cinema censors and OTOP products (One Tambon One Product). It features Thai classic gags including lady boys (กะเทย), flatulence, giant snake, crazy ghosts (ผีบ้า). It includes references to other foreign movies Jedi, Alien and Thai horror with baby spirits (กุมารทอง). Nai gets bitten also. His master (อาจารย์) comes to help. They suceed to defeat the giant snake and escape from the building. The kidnapper has disguised himself as Liu and so Nai has lost his virginity to a transsexual... Finally the real Liu is retrieved. The bad doctor is bitten by the zombie baby so the SARS decease is not stopped. This movie includes gore scenes with zombies and many funny gags. It really looks like a crazy sexy manga. This movie was not a big success at the Thai box office but it has become a cult movie outside Thailand.
Master Boh is supposed to be a medium spirit but in fact he lies to the people that he can communicate with spirits. He randomly predicts the lottery numbers and luckily has one of his follower winning the jackpot! His tricky predictions dissatisfy a powerful local mafia leader called Au. Meanwhile, a girl named Wan, previously murdered by Au, returns as a fearful ghost looking for revenge. Finally, Master Boh and Wan have to team up to defeat the local mafia leader.
Mook disappears in a swimming pool. Somebody drags her under the water. Charlie is a rescuer. One evening while driving carelessly and arguing with his girlfriend over the phone, he hits a passerby. It is Mook! Hopefully she is not dead but has lost her memory. At nighttime a ghost (ผีตามมา) tries to kill her. Charlie has to help her to recover her memory and thoughts. The ghost is coming through the water that is leaking in the hospital. Every time Mook swims, such as rescuing a young girl, ghosts try to drown her (ผีหลอก). Charlie starts to get more information. Mook is a sport student who disappeared two years ago. She starts to remember and meets her former gym teacher, who is now blind. On that tragic night he was driving the mini bus of the students. They have many medals and always promise to stay together. Being drunk, the driver hit a big truck coming in opposite direction. The mini bus falls in the river. Mook succeeds to escape but the other students die. A promise can be given but it can withdraw also (สบาญถอดได้). Finally to ask the spirits regarding the promise withdraw, they need to go back to the former swimming pool which is now closed. Their policeman friend, nicknamed officer (ผู้กอง) despite being only a first grade staff, helps them to enter. Through touching words, Mook convinces the ghosts to stop their quest for applying the former promise. This movie features Intira Jaroenpura, who played in many horror movies, and Koeti Aramboy, young comic actor. This movie includes a popular mix of two kinds of favorite movies by Thai audience, i.e. comedy and horror.
Some Comedy Thai movies (หนังตลก) are targeted for young audience.
It narrates the pure friendship story between two young boys and one young girl. They flee to Bangkok in order to try to find one of the boy's mother. During their journey, they discover the adult world, suffering, separation and death.
Five children are always teasing an old lady living alone. One day, the old lady saves the life of one girl but is badly hurt by a train. The 5 children decide to go alone to Bangkok to find her unique child. During their journey, they discover the adult world. Their unique protection is a Buddha amulet.
It is about a little boy going to Bangkok with his three elephants in order to look for his father. He is also helping a little girl looking for her mother.
This nostalgia-ridden movie narrates a story of gangs of pre-teen friends. It grossed more than 100 million baht in Thailand. It deals with many subjects linked to childhood, i.e. pre-teen loves, separation from friends when parents move to other cities, games with boys and girls etc... The Culture Ministry registers 25 Thai classic films each year at the National Film Heritage Registry. This movie is part of the 25 films heritage list announced on 04 October 2014, which is Thai Movies Conservation Day.
Panya (ปัญญา), young boy, and Raenu (เรณู), young girl, are school children in an Isan village. While studying, they have issues with another student who is cheating during exams. Raenu is protecting Panya against this student! It looks like Panya and Raenu will marry together when they will be adults. This movie nicely depicts Isan village life (วัฒนธรรมอีสาน). Panya steals fish in a neighbour rice field but gets punished by catching a disagreeable worm. The teachers are preparing school performances with molam music. Panya is the school molam singer. But they are not doing well due to lack of dancers and equipment. Panya secretly promises to ordain if his school wins. The bus of a Bangkokian school is damaged near the village. They have to stay overnight in the village school. Bangkok girls (เด็กกรุงเทพฯ) have difficulties to get used to Isan food. There is a contrast between Isan boys with dark skin versus Bangkok girls with white skin. They discover Isan village life (วีถีชีวิตของชาวอีสาน) and help on some tasks such as planting rice, bugs, snakes and lizards catching. As a puppy love starts between Panya and a Bangkok girl called Miu, Raenu is very upset with Panya (คนหลายใจ). Five husbands die the same night in the village. A Shaman (แม่หมอ) is called to understand what is going on. The shaman claims a ghost is around (ผีแม่ม่าย) so all men have to wear women clothes a few days in order to fool the ghost. Raenu claims to be possessed also in order to ask Panya to love Raenu only. Ghost belief is still strongly present in Isan. The school needs to find 100 000 baht to buy music instrument to be able to join the village Molam competition. Panya dreams to be a singer. Even the Buddhist abbot doesn't have such amount of money. Hopefully a layman donates 300 000 baht to the temple so the abbot can help the school. Monks are very close to the community. The village can then participate to the contest. Miu helps to bring a Bangkok teacher to help the students to dance properly. Panya's Bangkok friends even promise to join. There is then great molam performances with dozens of dancers and very entertaining songs at the contest (วงมอลำ). Thanks to late arrival of the Bangkok friends on a tractor, Panya's team wins. Even the member of Parliament (ส.ส.) dances! After the victory, some robbers enter in his parents' home. Panya gets shot and ends up at the hospital. Panya is finally saved as he is ordained by the abbot at the last minute. The power of faith in Buddha saves him as he could fulfil his earlier promise. This movie got 13M bath revenue in 2011. A version 2 (ภาค2) was released in 2012. Lao / Isan language is used with Thai subtitles. This movie reminds of “Mon rak luk thung” (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) and “Luuk Isan” (ลูกอีสาน). This movie is a great homage to Isan region and features a few famous Isan actors such as comic Mum Jokmok.
Some Comedy Thai movies (หนังตลก) are mixing fun and action.
Three beggars are friends and helping each other. One is polishing shoes, one is singing, one is simulating being a blind man in order to be able to sell lottery tickets. One of them has opportunity to work for a businessman and starts a romance with the businessman's daughter. Another one is courting another businessman's daughter. A local mafia gang is kidnapping the two businessmen. Police promises to help but the local police head is part of the mafia gang. The three beggards will manage to release the two businessmen.
A Thai man working for the government is killed while sitting on a rickshaw. Before dying he asks the rickshaw's driver to continue his secret mission. Many funny situations happen as the rickshaw's driver is not used to act like a Thai James Bond... Lor Tok and Thep Thienchai were two famous Thai comic actors. The full title is เจมส์แบน 007 น้ำพริกไทยเนื้อแท้ (James Band 007 the real Thai pepper).
A few young men have to do their duty in the armed forces. In the army, there are facing hardship, discipline, fun, love with nurses and duty to protect their country.
A thief expert in forgery has to help the police to look for a house hiding a drug ring. So he has to spy all the houses in a neighborhood. This movie plays with everybody's hidden secret to know what our neighbours are doing!
This movie uses the eternal theme of new young policeman having to work with an old style policeman. The new young policeman is just graduated. The new young policeman claims he works for the Thai society and not for himself. The old style policeman is still believing in Buddha amulets for protection, receives bribes from shops, plays snooker during working hours, protects a local gambling den and has a relax attitude. But he is a goodhearted man. Mae, a young crime journalist, is assigned to accompany them on the field. Their ways of working are completely different. The young man spends a lot of time in negotiation. The older man goes straight to the point. The older policeman has a young wife. As his young wife left him for a younger and richer man so he is in bad mood and bad shape. In parallel of this story, former Isan robbers go back home. Their father is dying and asks them to find his lost son in Bangkok. They will of course meet the two policemen during their quest in Bangkok. The movie ends up happily with the two Isan men finding their half brother, the two policemen catching a big drug dealer and the young wife coming back.
In a secret mission, Prasert - an ex-policeman - uses four maids to investigate some hidden corruption in a casino establishment involving a high-level government official and a businessman. It is a funny, colourful and chaotic movie highlighting the idea of family and friendship. It is promoting regionalism with many different dialects to remind viewers that Thailand consists of people of many different cultures.
Two groups, led by Hua Jayae and Thao Lai Kan, are worshipping a tiger rock deity. They fight against each other for the control of the village. A volcano eruption happens. A mysterious man then appears on the rock. He is a great fighter. His name is Phi Seua. There is a belief that he is the one depicted on old drawings inside a local cave. The deity guardian mentions that Phi Seua is coming here to help Hua Jayae. In fact, Phi Seua accepts gold from both parties. Phi Seua meets Mai Tho, young lady, who is part of a Padaung giraffe women village. As she is assaulted by Thao Lai Kan's ruffians, Phi Seua helps her. As he protects the Padaung village, he is now hunted by the two groups. Phi Seua then faces various criminals, i.e. the hell twins (แฝดนรก) played by the real Banleurit twins, seven brothers with a face similar to famous actor Sangthong Sreesai (สังข์ทอง สีใส), a big and fat ruffian commanding a Godzilla monster. Phi Seua then becomes the Padaung villager's trainer. Phi Seua leaves the Padaung giraffe women village, which is then attacked. Mai Tho is kidnaped so Phi Seua has to come back to help and defeat the bad guys. This movie is similar to a Manga story. It mixes comedy and action. It has many references to famous movies such as Lord of the rings, the return of the Jedi, western spaghetti, the Magnificent Seven. It includes many famous comic actors from decade 2000s.
One hundred years ago two robbers (a young lady and a comic character), a false doctor and a former monk flee the police. A foreigner (ฝรั่ง) in collusion with a corrupted village head takes away the farmers' children to use them as slaves. To get back their children they need to pay a big amount of money. Farmers have heard of a local Robin Hood called Seua (เสือ). They try to contact him but meet the above quatuor but not the real Seua. They go after the kidnapers. They finally meet the real Seua. The Magnificent Five are united. They go together to search for the children but spend more time to argue on the reward sharing. The group reaches their ruffians' camp. They use Trojan horse tactic but it fails and the young lady (Paula Taylor) escapes nearly to serious problems with the camp leader. They need to reach the sea before a boat takes away the children. A fight happens. The foreigner and his ruffians are deafeated so need to flee and sail away. The young lady then decide also to neutralize the camp leader to avoid anymore kidnapping to happen. Charoenporn Awnlamai plays the comic expert in explosives. In many modern Thai movies, foreigners are often the bad guys. In old movies, the bad guys were the Burmese or the communist threat. This movie is a blending of action and comedy. Could this movie be seen as as a criticism of the foreigners stealing the Thai youth?
Awkard parking valets Nong and Teng are assigned by their gangster boss to deliver a valuable Chinese statuette to another gangster boss. During the journey, they decide to take a side trip and what should have been a simple job turns into a major fiasco with a police chase and many funny jokes.
Some Comedy Thai movies (หนังตลก) are dealing about Chinese culture in Thailand. Many Chinese immigrants went to Thailand last century. The integration of 5 million of Chinese immigrants by Thai society was a success due to Thai people tolerance and a similar religious background.
Following the father death, a Thai family called Thanayu needs to share an heritage (มรดก) between family members. An unexpected heir is found but he is coming from a Chinese lineage as the father had a Chinese mistress. The Thai family is looking for a man called Pong Peng. Pong Peng is upset that his mother was rejected by the Thai family so he decides to tease them. Pong Peng wears old Chinese clothes, speaks with a strong accent and uses bad manners. Pong Peng meets the whole family during a diner, including daughter Oon, brother Rajan and an aunt. The grandfather, believing that Pong Peng is having a harsh life, gives a 15 000 Baht monthly allowance for him to learn Thai properly (พูดไทยไม่ชัด), to wear decent clothes and to prepare his wedding in order to accelerate his integration in Thai society. The grandfather has Oon in mind but she refuses to marry. Oon needs to help Pong Peng to buy modern clothes. A lunch in a Chinese restaurant turns to a disaster. Her dress is full of food. He brings to a motel to clean her dress and gets slapped by Oon for going to such a sleazy place. Rajan, Oon's brother is always playing cards and loses a lot of money to Pongpat, a ruffian. Pongpat is the leader of a bikers group. The aunt's daughter tries to seduce Pong Peng but to no avail. Oon still refuses to marry Pong Peng and flees from home. Her car gets catched by the bikers. Pongpat asks for one million baht ransom. Pong Peng rescues Oon following gun fights with the bikers. The Thai family discovers that Pong Peng is a rich man and a company owner. Oon is upset by Pong Peng's lies. The movie ends happily.
Kimtom is a young man part of a wealthy Chinese family established in Thailand since a few generations. Wo is a young lady part of a Thai traditional high society family (ผู้ดี). Kimtom and Wo love each other but both families refuse this union. The Chinese family wants a rich bride for Kimtom. The Thai family wants a famous family name to match their rank. The Thai high society family despises Chinese customs (strong accent - พูดไทยไม่ชัด, laugh loudly, No good manners - มารยาท, burping during diner). Kimtom wants to prove that Wo's mother is wrong. Wo's mother is pushing towards the son of a Thai rich family linked to old aristocracy. His name is Samkhan (สำคัญ). Kimtom comes to the diner dressed with Chinese traditional old clothes. As Wo's mother thinks that Chinese food is savorless (รสชืดชืด), she makes a very spicy curry for Kimtom! Kimtom's family makes a 2M Baht donation (บริจาค). Wo's family complains about new rich people (เศรษฐีใหม่) versus old aristocracy (เศรษฐีเก่า). It is Wo turn to go for a diner with the Chinese family. Funny situations happen as she doesn't know how to use chopsticks. Finally both families agree for a wedding but the wedding needs to include Chinese and Thai ceremonies. Kimtom doesn't feel well because Wo's mother doesn't accept him. The movie raises issues regarding multiracial weddings. There should be no border for love. The wife needs to stay in the husband's home according to Chinese customs. But Wo's mother keeps her at her home. Misunderstandings keep happening (ทำประชด). Wo is pregnant. The Chinese family wants a boy first. Then both families fight over the education of the child. Finally as Kimtom helps to prevent a robbery on Wo's mother jewels and they move to their own house, happiness and understanding happen again.
This movie is a parody of Hong Kong Kung Fu movies that were popular in Thailand during 1970s decade. Thao Huay is a traditional Thai man selling healthy Chinese soups. His family is originating from China. Thao Huay's father gets beaten by some members of the Kung Fu school Snake Boxing (มวยงู) and dies. Aspiring for revenge, Thao Huay looks for a master to learn boxing and become a disciple (ลูกศิษย์). Meanwhile Thao Hua meets a young Thai lady called Waan, who is papaya salad seller (แม่ค้าส้มตำ). He has arguments with her in the local market (ตลาด) regarding a selling site location. Waan learns that her real father is Chinese so she goes to live together in his home with her mother. His Chinese father has already a wife so there are arguments who is the main wife (เมียหลวง) and who is the minor wife (เมียน้อย). The father is having a jewelry (ร้านทอง). Sompong, a rich young coming back from America, tries to seduce Waan but Waan still has a sweet spot for Thao Huay. A robbery is happening at the jewelry. Robbers hide the jewelry inside Thao Huay's palanquin. Thao Huay faces hardships during the training with the master. He learns the monkey dance (รำมวยลิง). This dance skills gets highest efficiency if the fighter is drunk also. Waan is kinadped by Kung Fu school Snake Boxing. Thao Huay is going to rescue her. With the help of his master, the Kung Fu school is defeated. Thao Huay gives back the gold and can marry Waan.
An old 700 years old Chinese mummy is displayed in a Thai museum. Despite the numerous police guards, a robbery happens and the original mummy is replaced by a copy. A thief is injured during a shooting with police. The head of police goes to pick up his daughter Chim coming back from England at the airport and realises that her daughter's boyfriend, called Sak, has same face as the thief. Meanwhile the thief, called Kimtheun, dies at the hospital. The head of police wants Sak to replace the dead thief at the hospital so that his thievish colleagues come to free him and so the police will be able to locate the mommy. Sak cannot refuse if he wishes to marry the head of police's daughter! A Chinese descendant and owner of antique shop is the one to order the robbery. A thievish colleague comes to the hospital not to help Sak but no kill him in order that he cannot talk anymore. Sak flees and takes refuge in the colleague's car trunk. He arrives in Chinese Viharnra Sien shrine in Chonburi province. Sak has to act like Kimtheun and discovers that he has one older wife and two children. Sak doesn't speak Chinese very well. Hopefully he can argue that his head injuries cause him to lose memory. There is some light mockery of old Chinese customs in Thailand (boss with numerous concubines and much younger that the main wife, strong accent when speaking Thai, mixing of Chinese and Thai words Atia for father - Ama for mother, eat pork crazily). Next plan is to steal the Democracy Monument's two golden offering bowls in Bangkok. Arguments and comic situations happen when Chim finds Sak with the Chinese wife. Sak claims he is Kimtheun. Chim starts to be suspicious. Kimtheun's youngest brother knows well a Chim's friend so Sak is broken cover when Chim and her friends visit the Chinese shrine. Sak needs to tell the truth to Chim. Sak argues he didn't do anything with Kimtheun's wife as she cut off her husband's manhood before and gave it to ducks as Kimtheun was too unfaithful (Surgeons in Thailand have become experts at re-attaching things). Sak and Chim follow up the antique shop owner up to Baan Beung in his secret cave where he hides the mummy. Being discovered, the boss hides himself inside the mummy armour. Sak and Chim need to replace the false mummy by the real mummy before Chinese authorities find the trick. It would cause the father to lose his job. During the mummy inspection, the mummy becomes alive as the antique owner doesn't want to go to China causing a big fear to everybody. Finally Sak and Chim happily marry. Director Kumtorn Tubkunlai has directed many comedies related to Chinese culture background. It is similar style and gags as the Pink Panther movie.
This comedy movie takes place at the beginning of last century. Three Chinese mafia gangs are fighting to be the biggest powerful criminal organization in town and are confronted to new foreign mafia coming and wishing to get their share. Ma Yong Hai is the mafia boss of The Golden Dragon gang. Ma Yong Hai is old and disabled so his son Tao leds the gang. But his son, Tao, is injured and has lost one arm. His brother, Tien, is a "KATOEI" (กะเทย - man dressed like a woman and behaves according to the gender role of a woman) but he shall become the head of the gang and replace Tao. So many funny situations happen as he has to force him-self to be a strong and viril man. He has also to handle a lovely girlfriend! How can The Golden Dragon gang survive with Tien facing hardship from other gangs?
Yong and Ngek are a Thai-Chinese couple in their forties. Yong is married since 7 years to Ngek. Ngek is a traditional woman following Chinese customs. She doesn't do anything to be attractive and always yell at Yong. Yong has a mistress called Pim. Pim is fed up to have to hide their love. Mr Lee, a Hong Kong businessman, asks Pim for marriage. She has seven days to answer. So Pim askes Yong to leave his wife within seven days. If not, she will marry Mr Lee. Yong tries everything to leave his wife but he cannot break his promise to his deceased father to stay with Ngek for his whole life. So he must convince his wife to leave him! A local astrologer helps him with crazy but hilarious ideas. Ngek is desperate enough to run through Bangkok in order to chase away the spirits taking over her husband!
Miscellaneous Comedy Thai movies (หนังตลก). Thai comedy movies are different from western comic movies. Many gags are facile visual gags as comedy have to be funny (สนุก) and not include brainy gags. In Thai comedy movies, many jokes are made of words combinations. It also put people in funny and embarrassing situations such as katoey, monks etc... In older movies up to 1980s but still in some comedy movies, there was always a group "tua talok" (ตัวตลก), i.e. funny comedians who support the leading actor and the "tua kong" (ตัวกง) or villains. Most of the films have a happy ending that follow up Thai morality as children watch comedy movies.
Thai movie แสบสนิท ศิษย์ส่ายหน้า (Noodle boxer) was released in year 2006. It lasts 1h36mn. A young man called Sanit is cooking in a noodle soup shop. He likes Thai boxing as his father was a former boxer (นักมวย). He is not able to fight properly. Akom Preedakul, Song (Koeti Aramboy) and Phi Saem (Jaturong Mokjok) are his friends and always coming for free soup. Akom recommends him to get some tattoos (ศักดิ์). Sanit loves secretly a young girl called Suey. Another real Thai boxer is also interested in Suey. Suey goes to see a doctor for eyes problems and is accompanied by Sanit. Suey's father complains Sanit is too weak (ขี้แพ้). Akom brings Sanit to a haunted house where a Thai boxer resided in order to get inspired. Sanit's friends encourage him to join Thai boxing contests to earn respect from Suey's father but he keeps losing. Suey is becoming blind. Sanit tries amulets (ของดี). Finally Saem, former champion, takes care of his training (ไม่ยอมแพ้). This time, Suey is really sick. His father needs to find 500 000 baht to cure her. Sanit, known as a looser, accepts to play a match for gaining that amount of money. His opponent is the other Thai boxing champion fond of Suey. Despite strong resistance and dreams of victory, Sanit is defeated again. Suey is cured as the Thai boxing champion gives the 500 000 baht having compassion for Sanit and Suey.
The comedy Bus Lane was a big success with 85 million baht in ticket sales. The story takes place on a Songkran festival afternoon. A Bangkok bus is piloted by an irritable driver, who is seconded by an abusive ticket collector. The assortment of passengers is a collection of characters often seen aboard Bangkok buses. When the driver, upset by some water-throwers, skips a stop, a passenger raises a tumult. The man finally pulls out a gun and forces the driver to keep driving further away from Bangkok. Funny and lively interaction then happens between passengers. The movie examines human virtues and selfishness in the face of situational crisis.
A group of Thai people include three cripples. Yot has bad teeth, Leh is cross eyed and Suey has a crippled leg. A policeman loves Suey and is ready to everything to ask for her hand. Suey is working in a market. When they see the fee (ค่าเช่า) required by the mafia to all market stalls, they wish to enter a local mafia gang to become rich. They are accepted and have to kidnap a teen but they mistake with the son of another mafia boss. To escape the boss fury, they have to hide in a Karaoke and then take refuge in a Chinese shrine. The mafia kid doesn't want to come back with his father. They finally end up in a haunted house. The movie ends up with good feelings (wedding, father and son reunited...). It is a typical comic movie of decade 2000 including many verbal and visual jokes. It is similar to a TV comic show with a drum beat for each gag. Such comedy can sell well but only at the local Thai market due to indigenous gags. There is still a market in Thailand for such simple but entertaining comedy. This movie is an low average production with a loose script and a collage of gags.
Annie, a young Bangkokian woman, is coming with four friends to help for the development of an Akha mountain village (คนดอย) in North of Thailand. Villagers doesn't speak well Thai (พูดไทยไม่ชัด) and call Annie "Khun dok mai" (คุนดอกไม้). Tit Po, mountain villager, is fond of Annee. Some ruffians capture a few villagers as they wish to build a resort and chase villagers. As a typical cliche, the boss is massaged by two bimbos. Thanks to cooperation between Annie and the villagers, the prisoners escape successfully. Annie is back to Bangkok as her father is sick. Tit Po with the help of three villagers decide to look for her in Bangkok. There are typical gags about countryside people discovering Bangkok for the first time. They stealing a fire truck to chase after Annie but are followed by the police. They are rescued by a kathoey (กะเทย) prostitute and need to resolve to pickpocketing to have money. They succeed to find a job in a Chinese restaurant. One customer is Mum Jokmok having issues with his wife while dining with his mistress. This movie includes all the major Thai comic actors that can be seen in 2000s decade movies (actor Mum Jokmok, actor Sang Tong See Sai - สังข์ทอง สีใส - famous for his ugly face, actress Duang Ta having biased eyes, actor Arn Terdterng - อ่าง เทิดเทิง - with his famous stammering speaking, actor Note Chernyim โน้ต เชิญยิ้ม, actor Somchai Sakdikul - สมชาย ศักดิกุล ...). There is a succession of comic sketches while they are looking for Annie. Tit Po discovers that Annie has a fiance already. The fiance doesn't love Anee and just uses her (งานแต่ง and then งานศพ). They decide to interrupt the wedding party and saves her from the bad fiance, who wants to hurt Annee following an old conflict revenge between their fathers. They finally all return to the Northern mountains.
This comedy movie is about a former mafia boss, called Song, going out of jail and looking for revenge on one of his teammate, called Tai, who married the woman that Song loved twenty years ago. This woman is dead already and a daughter, called Thip, is born from this marriage. She is now a young girl being part of a music group and has problems with her father. The mafia boss and two of his acolytes are chasing Tai. This chase involves many characters including a monk, who lost his way to his temple, Mongkhon, a former Song's teammate, Piek, a local gangster and friend of Tai, and Oe, Thip's boyfriend. Many funny situations happen. Finally it is known that Thip is in fact the daughter of the former mafia boss Song. Thip's mother didn't want her daughter to be raised inside a gambling den. Knowing the true, Song forgets any idea of revenge and goes back to jail.
In October 1976 a young woman Sai wishes to support the popular movement against the Thai military dictature. But her mother is against this choice. A young man called Kong helps to push her in her mother's car so that she can be safe. A few months later, a group of friends including Kong visits a country park in Northern Thailand. They are not aware that many students have fled the army repression to take refuge inside forests. They take a wrong bus. It is full of new CPT members (Communist Party of Thailand). They are taken as new recruits. Sai is part of the trainers team. This movie is based on historical facts. Many students used to urban life had difficulties adopting to the harsh realities of guerrilla struggle. Strong rules are put in place. They have to perform public work for the community. They want to escape as life is too harsh in the camp. Heavy jokes regarding food, camp doctor and the jungle life take place. They miss Bangkok booze. They volunteer to go inside the jungle to reach a village in order to get food as they ravaged the CPT rice fields by confusing rice plants and weeds. They meet government soldiers in the village so they have to flee. The team leader cowardly drops Sai but Kong helps her. They finally get captured. The military captain, who is Kong's father, releases them. Kong and Sai are then alone in the jungle. There is a mix of comedy and romance through beautiful natural landscapes (waterfalls, mountains in the mist, sunset on top of mountain). The CPT camp is finally attacked by Thai army and destroyed. All friends and Sai flee. Sai is shot in the back by her former team leader and dies in Kong's arms. This movie mixes some historical settings, comedy, romance and drama but the blending is not that successful. Regarding viewers willing to know more about this dark period of Thai history, The Moon Hunter (14 ตุลา) is a great movie to watch.
This movie is a comedy that explores the lives in front and behind the camera of Thai's film industry. Mum Jokmok has invited all the comic actors from decade 2000s such as Tukkie, Pongsak Pongsuwan, Akom Preedakul, Thep Po-ngam... Certainly not a 100 millions baht movie, which is the new mark for box-office hit for decade 2000s movies. Thep Po-ngam is Mum Jokmok's mentor. In 2009, the Court of Justice of Thailand affirmed Thep Po-ngam bankrupt so there is self irony when he visits Mum Jokmok to produce a movie. He finally only gets a role as actor. Mum Jokmok is responsible of a company making movies. Same as comic TV programs, there is a funny noise at each gag. Mum Jokmok is the director (ผู้กำกับ) and faces many comic issues to have the movie shot. It includes the ceremony (งานเลี้ยงปิดกลอง) for the blessing of a new movie. Various comic sequences happing during shooting and behind the stage. This movies looks like more a succession of sketchs linked with a Thai movie shooting background. It looks like more a TV comic program put on a movie stage. There is no real story.
Tukky is selling frogs on a market and has always arguments with other vendors (แม่ค้า) or the local mafia asking for their monthly extorsion fee. Tukky is always kissing her frogs and is hoping that one day, one frog will become a prince. One day a prince really comes and Tukky gets kidnapped. She wakes up dressed like a princess. She is now the princess (เจ้าหญิง) of a small kingdom called Padangrawee. She takes revenge on the market mafia and other market vendors who oppressed her before. Finally Tukky is not the real princess of the kingdom but she is used as a replacement due to political reasons. She needs to do her best (ตั้งใจให้เป็นเจ้าหญิงดีที่สุด) to act as a princess. She needs to take urgent lessons to increase her skills. Those lessons include horse riding, wine tasting, society dances. The crazy teachers are famous comic actors Akom Preedakul, Pongsak Pongsuwan who are giving a very good performance as usual. Tukky is also relooked. She is finally successfully presented to the press. She gets her motivation through her love to her main bodyguard (หมวกบังตาแต่ความรักไม่บังหัวใจ). Her presence causes the ire of a mysterious lobbying group sending a ninja to get rid of her. During a diner with the prime minister, she gets drunk and defeats the ninja thanks to flatulence and vomit. Flatulence and vomit don't have the same taboo as westerner movies. She is thinking to stop playing the princess as the risks are very high but she is the hope (ความหวัง) of the kingdom so she cannot stop. The real princess is finally uncovered. Both the real princess and Tukky are kidnapped. Finally thanks to the bodyguards, they are released and the ruffians are defeated. There is great fun during the first part of the movie but the second part is more conventional.
This movie contains three short stories shot by different Thai directors. First story is directed by Yuthlert Sippapak. A pregnant young lady dies in a coach while trying to give birth. The bus company owner decides to hide the death. The body is hidden inside a big Moo Yo (หมูยอ) or local sausage. Funny characters include a bus driver, a middle age bus company owner who speaks unclearly Thai and a sexy bus hostess. The pregnant woman, who dies during pregnancy, becomes a fearful ghost (ผีตายโหงทองกลม). The ghost starts to appear in the bus. More problems arise when a policeman is joining the bus trip. How can they rid of the ghost without catch the policeman's attention? Finally the troubles are over when the sausage is grilled... Second story is directed by Ping Lumpraploeng. Maan is selling car assurance. He is married to a lady called Pancake. He has no respect for her and even has a mistress. He believes Pancake has a lover (มีกิ๊ก) and engages a hitman (มือปืน) to get rid of her. As he mixes her identity papers with his own papers, the hitman needs to kill him! The hitman is in fact his best friend (เพื่อนใช่ไหม). Will his friend reminds friendship or execute his hitman job? Last story is directed by Jaroenporn Onlama. It is about a film director, played by Koeti Aramboy, who discovers that his girlfriend Peui, leading actress, is pregnant with the leading actor. She drinks a medicine to kill the baby as he is not ready to be a father privileged his career (ยังไม่พร้อม).
It is a comedy about three men unfaithful to their wives. They always need to find excuses for their wives as they are coming back home late. Up to now their lies succeeded to convince their wives. Teng (actor Shahkrit Yamnarm) needs to find a new model. He finds a beautiful woman in a mall and takes pictures of her but forget to ask her contact references. Teng finally meets her in a bar. Her name is Sosi. Teng is expert to play the liar (สบายๆ) but Sosi is also lying. Her husband is called Sia. Finally Teng's two friends are uncovered by their wives as their lies were getting bigger and bigger (working late - OT, late meetings, fight against ruffians...). Proofs were stored in their blackBerry smartphones. To make him stop, one of the wife sings in a pub he often frequents and she accepts tips from customers (ทำประชด). Teng has a lovely wife called Bow but a love story is really starting between Sosi and Teng. Finally the male stratagems are discovered. They have to stay home and bring their wives to a holidays resort. But they cannot stop trying seducing other women. They use sedative drugs to make their wives fall asleep (ยานอนหลับ). The drugs don’t last enough and the three men are caught being with girls again by their wives. A final last chance is given. Sia is upset by Sosi’s behavior and wishes to punish her. Sosi’s brother calls Teng for help but Teng has promised to his wife to stop seeing Sosi. Teng and his friends try to rescue Sosi but are captured. Their wives, following them, are also captured. Sia forces them to play silly and humiliating games (mud game, paint game...) to save their husbands. Mum Jokmok, as a guest star apparition, makes them all released. Bow and Teng reconcile once again. But the three men cannot stop flirting (หลายใจ) when seeing beautiful women. Morality is kept as the husbands stays with their wife. There is a few comic guest stars apparition, i.e. Akom Preedakul, Note Chernyim, Mum Jokmok, Jaturong Mokjok. Former Miss Photogenic International Passorn Boonyakiat is playing one of the wives. There is a succession of gags similar to Thai TV comedy shows. This movie is about the old chauvinist Thai tradition to have minor wives (เมียน้อย). Gags are often over exaggerated with easy references such as the shy timid wife wearing glasses.
ยายสั่งมาใหญ่ is a Thai movie released in year 2010. Chai's grandmother has gambling debts, i.e. 560 000 bath. Chai has to find solutions as the mafia is looking to get back their money. Chai identifies thanks to an old picture that Khuat (Jaturong Mokjok), a serious gambler, is his brother. Khuat is always involved in casino games (การพนัน). Khuat loves secretly Nong Muay. If he wins lottery, Khuat promises to do good deeds (ทำบุญ). Chai has supernatural skills since he falls in the river while being a novice. He can transform small items or make wishes to happen. Chai wishes Khuat to help to find money for his grandmother but he is more obsessed by Nong Muay. Khuat uses Chai to win while playing card games. Nong Muay is also indebted of 200 000 bath. Khuat pays it but the casino owner Sia asks for interest also! Khuat has promised to stop playing cards. Both Chai and Khuat are recruited as guards as they helped Mr Mongkol who had issues with casino owner Sia. His daughter called Lin is a bit plum and is keen of Chai. As Mongkol is always losing card games against Sia, he hires a champion from Hong Kong. A final game between Mongkol and the casino owner Sia shall happen and involves their whole fortune. As the Hong Kong champion has a deadly accident, Khuat needs to replace him. The daughter Lin and Nong Muay are kidnapped by the casino owner Sia. They succeed to escape. Finally Sia is defeated despite using a medium to change the cards and is losing all his fortune. The grandmother gambling debts were fake. It was a game in order to be reunited as a family with Khuat and Chai. Moralist end as all the money gains are given to charity.
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