Thai title: ค่าน้ำนม
Director: เชาว์ มีคุณสุต
Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Porjed Kaenpetch,Chat Mongkolchai,Somsak Chaisongkram,Kanchit Kwanpracha,Pipop Pupinyo,Joomjim Khemlek
Main actress: Pissamai Wilaisak,Naowarat Yooktanun,Wiyada Umarin,Yotsoi Komarachoon,Sulaleewan Suwanthat,Preeya Roongrueng
Thai movie ค่าน้ำนม was released in year 1981 and lasts 1h55mn. It was released under VCD format by Solar company and under DVD format by Happy Home Entertainment. It is a remake of the movie ชายผ้าเหลือง shot in 1974. This movie has a similar scenario to the version shot in 1974 but it focuses more about the mother suffering. Previous cinematographic versions were released in year 1953 and 1960 (with Mitr Chaibancha and Preeya Roongrueng). The story is about the love of a mother (Pissamai Wilaisak) towards her two sons, Khun Thong (Sorapong Chatree) and Salika (Porjed Kaenpetch). The mother Bua is widow since her husband was killed by bandits robbing her house. Pissamai wishes to have her two sons becoming monks in order to see them with brown robes (ชายผ้าเหลือง). She needs money to prepare the ceremony. She asks to borrow 2000 THB from the local subdistrict headman but he is unwillingly. Hopefully his daughter Kratin (Wiyada Umarin) pushes him. Another young lady, named Lamduan (Naowarat Yooktanun), also helps by offering money. While Salika is away having sweet talks with Malai (Yotsoi Komarachoon), bandits including village leader Chat Mongkolchai and Somsak Chaisongkram attack Bua's house. The mother is slightly injured and bandits flee away. One of them, Na Kha, is injured to the leg by Salika. The next day, Khun Thong realises Na Kha's injury is not done when chasing bandits but when attacking his home. He now understands that Na Kha previously killed his father 10 years ago during a similar robbery. Khun Thong, in self defense, shots Na khan. The mother's love becomes painful because Khun Thong has become an outlaw (เสือ). Malee, Na Kha’s daughter, is then upset with Salika as he is Khun Thong’s brother. Malee’s mother is played by Preeya Roongrueng. In real life, Preeya Roongrueng is also Yotsoi Komarachoon’s mother. Na Khan's son (โสธร รุ่งเรือง) uses Khun Thong's name to raid other houses so Khun Thong has no way to quit. Khun Thong is a Thai Robin Wood and gives help to the poorest. Khun Thong is still a good son and keeps the money he robbed for his mother and his younger brother to enter monkhood (บวชให้แม่). Rejected by both his mother and brother, who refuse dirty money (เงินโจรต้องอยู่กับโจร), Khun Thong decides to work as a peasant and carpenter to earn money from his hard work. But fate is against him. His girlfriend Kratin is trapped by Na khan son's gang, raped and killed. Khun Thong is accused again. His mother is disappointed by his behavior, saying it was not worth to educate him for becoming an outlaw and that feeding milk to him (ค่าน้ำนม) was such a waste. He becomes an outlaw again to catch Na Khan's son. Meanwhile, Na Kha’s son is upset with his sister Malee as she is pregnant with Salika. Sulaleewan Suwanthat protects Malee against her brother’s ire. Khun Thong wants his teammates (Kanchit Kwanpracha, Pipop Pupinyo, Joomjim Khemlek) to surrender and become good people. Finally he catches Na Khan's son, who recognizes all the evil he has done under Khun Thong's name. It is too late as her mother doesn't want to talk to Khun Thong anymore. Willing to die, he misbehaves a last time to force his mother to shoot him. Before dying, Khun Thong and his mother confirm their filial love and Khun Thong can grab Salika's yellow robe as his brother has become a monk. It is certainly one of the best roles of Sorapong Chatree.
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