Manee Maneewan (1935-2009) - มานี มณีวรรณ
This Manee Maneewan movie page contains 3 records.
Thai title: น้ำอ้อย
Director: Dokdin Kanyaman
Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Dokdin Kanyaman,Adul Dulyarat,Sawin Sawangrat
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Boosara Narumit,Chadaporn Wachirapranee,Metta Roongrat,Manee Maneewan
Thai movie น้ำอ้อย was released in year 1968. It features Mitr Chaibancha as main actor and Petchara Chaowarat as main actress. The movie is lost in Thailand but a sequences of 3 minutes remains left to be seen. The sequence left is showing Mitr and Petchara through 2 songs in 35mm format. Main other actors and actresses are Dokdin Kanyaman, Adul Dulyarat, Boosara Narumit, Chadaporn Wachirapranee, Metta Roongrat, Sawin Sawangrat. Director is Dokdin Kanyaman. Two movies cameras were used for such movies, i.e. one in 16mm format requiring later live dubbing (no sound is recorded in 16mm format) and one in 35mm format to record the songs.
Thai title: พรายพิศวาส
Director: ฉลวย ศรีรัตนา
Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Sukon Koewliam,Pramin Jarujareet
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Preeya Roongrueng,Malee Wetpraseri,Chadaporn Wachirapranee,Manee Maneewan
Thai movie พรายพิศวาส was released in 1968 and lasts 2h25mn. The movie was released under VCD format by Lepso Company. Fx special effects are limited to image surimpression to simulate ghost apparition. Thai actors and actresses include Mitr Chaibancha, Sukon Koewliam, Pramin Jarujareet, Petchara Chaowarat, Preeya Roongrueng, Malee Wetpraseri, Chadaporn Wachirapranee, Manee Maneewan, วิชิต ไวงาน, นวลศรี, ปราณีต คุ้มเดช, อาภรณ์, ก๊กเฮง. One man called Narin (Mitr Chaibancha) and two young women have a car accident. Narin dies but his spirit (วิญญาณ) is hanging around. He attends to his own funeral (ยังไม่ตาย!). As he is a spirit, he is able to see that his father (Pramin Jarujareet) has a mistress (เมียน้อย) called Vilai and a son. He can see the family hidden secrets (หลับ). His mother (Malee Wetpraseri) acts as a pawner and seizes belongings when people cannot reimburse. He meets an old aunt (Chadaporn Wachirapranee). She died 20 years ago when giving birth to a daughter. She asked him to help her daughter called Noi (Petchara Chaowarat) who is now in the ghost realms. He also visits the hell (นรก) directed by Yama (พระยม). Adultery is severely punished. Guardians stick sinners with forks. After checking the book of the deads, Narin still has 30 years to live and duties (ภาระ) to do. He is a lawyer. He negotiates advice from Yama regarding Noi as compensation. He is sent back to human world (โลกมนุษย์) during his funeral! A middle age lady called Phayo has debts with Narin's mother. Phayo has a daughter, called Pratheuan (Preeya Roongrueng), going to university. Narin's mother wants to exchange the debts against a wedding promise with her son. To help Phayo, Narin agrees to do a fake engagement ceremony so that Phayo can get back her debt papers but Pratheuan wishes to really marry Narin. Narin then contacts uncle Suk (Sukon Koewliam), a sorcerer (หมอผี). They go into a remote cave to find Noi (Petchara Chaowarat). She is a ghost (ผีดิบ). Noi is staying in a closed room but domestic servers heard strange noise. A domestic helper warns the mother. Narin has to perform specific ceremonies during seven days and Noi can become human (เป็นคน) again. He has to wear white clothes, should not touch any woman including his own mother during this period, eat vegetarian (กินเจ) and practice meditation. Pratheuan understands she has a risk to lose Narin so she tries to entice him. Narin's mother is also aware that he is dating a ghost so she decides to accelerate the wedding date. It shall happen within three days. His father has a brain hemorrhage and before dying, he asks Narin to help regarding his second family. As the father gives everything to his mistress in the testament (พินัยกรรม), Noi frightens the mistress Vilai (Manee Maneewan) so that she agrees to burn it in order to have a more equitable testament. Noi is now a human but Narin cannot marry her as he still engaged with Pratheuang. Uncle Suk gives to Narin a special temporary medicine to eat in order to appear having leprosy. Pratheuan (Preeya Roongrueng), seeing her own interest, refuses to love and care for Narin as he is disfigured. She asks to withdraw the fiancee promise (ถอดหมั้น). Narin can now happily marry Noi.
Thai title: พระอภัยมณี
English title: Phra Apai Mani
Director: Rangsee Thatsanaphayak
Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Lor Tok,Sukon Koewliam,Adinan Singhiran
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Manee Maneewan,Kingdao Daranee,Sisala Thongtara
Thai movie พระอภัยมณี was released in year 1966 and lasts 1h50mn. Movie director is ครูรังสี ทัศนพยัคฆ์. It was released on VCD and DVD formats by company XxX (Triple X), owned by Khun Toh Pantamit. In year 1999, Toh Pantamit bought the 16mm film. In year 2000, the movie was digitized (15,000 THB per hour!). Then there is still a need to dub, add background music, find piphat original traditional music (ปี่). So it is very costly to release again old movies. The movie was shown in year 2001 in Sala Chalermkrung Theater for Mitr Chaibancha annual commemoration day. It was finally released under VCD and DVD in year 2002. This film is based on a story from Phra Aphai Mani, an epic poem by poet Sunthorn Phu. Actors and actresses include Mitr Chaibancha, Lor Tok, Sukon Koewliam, Adinan Singhiran, Petchara Chaowarat, Manee Maneewan (playing the mermaid), Kingdao Daranee, Sisala Thongtara, เปรมชัย ประภากร. Phra Aphai Manee (Kramon) and his brother Srisuwan come back to their hometown but their boat strands on a remote island. They come back from studying abroad. A lady giant ("YAK" - ยักษ์) abducts Kramon because he plays music so well that she loves him immediately. Kramon becomes her husband. The lady giant changes her shape into a beautiful lady and finally gets pregnant. A boy is born and is called Sinsamut. Kramon is missing his family and never gets full confidence from his giant wife who always closes the heavy stone door when going out of the cave to look for food. His son is human but with the strength of a giant. Following a scary nightmare, the lady giant goes to pray during three days in order to ease the gods. Meanwhile the son opens the door and both escape from the cavern. A beautiful mermaid and her parents bring them to a far island but the lady giant, after three days, chases after them. A local yogi helps them to chase the lady giant but she takes revenge by killing the mermaid's parents. A love story starts with the mermaid. She becomes pregnant also (she will have later a son called Sudsakorn but it is another story. Kramon becomes a monk to pay for his bad deeds. It is impossible to quit the island. One day, a boat is coming with a King and his daughter. Kramon decides to leave the island and brings his son to the kingdom. He promises to come back for the mermaid. On the way back, the lady giant sinks the boat. Kramon believes Sinsamut has drowned and he refuses to go back with his former wife despite her tears and longing requests as giants and humans cannot live together. She prefers to die instead of leaving him. Her heart breaks following sad music played by Kramon. He promises to live with her during next life when she will be reincarnated as a human. The son cannot prevent his mother’s death in time.