Manee Maneewan (1935-2009) - มานี มณีวรรณ
This Manee Maneewan movie page contains 2 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: พระอภัยมณี
Main actor: Mitr Chaibancha,Lor Tok,Sukon Koewliam,Adinan Singhiran
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Manee Maneewan,Kingdao Daranee,Sisala Thongtara
Phra Aphai Manee (Kramon) and his brother Srisuwan come back to their home town 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 for looking for food. His son is human but with the strength of a giant. Following a scary nightmare, the lady giant goes to pray during 3 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 3 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 her. 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 death in time. This film is based on a story from Phra Aphai Mani, an epic poem by Sunthorn Phu.