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ทุ่งเศรษฐี
ทุ่งเศรษฐี

Year: 1971

Thai title: ทุ่งเศรษฐี
English title:

Rating: 4/5
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Main actor: Kanchit Kwanpracha,Taksin Jampol,Phan Kam,Rujira Isarangkul,Tat Ekathat,Pan Borapet,Adinan Singhiran,Pramin Jarujareet
Main actress: Petchara Chaowarat,Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng,Sisala Thongtara,Jomchai Jarintorn

Thai movie ทุ่งเศรษฐี was released in year 1971 and lasts 2h46mn. It was never released under VHS, VCD or DVD but an unofficial version can be found as a collector made a copy of the film, found in 16mm format with soundtrack. This unofficial VHS version features a very damaged black and white image with many vertical lines and distorted sound as the remaining film was projected very often. It is even more damaged than Thai movie มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง. Main actors and actresses are Kanchit Kwanpracha, Petchara Chaowarat, singer รุ่งเพชร แหลมสิงห์, singer กิ่งดาว จันทร์สวัสดิ์, Taksin Jampol, Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng, Phan Kam, Rujira Isarangkul, สีเผือก, ศรีสุริยา, เทิ่ง สติเฟื่อง, Tat Ekathat, Pan Borapet, Adinan Singhiran, Pramin Jarujareet. 16 songs are featured. Thai movie ทุ่งเศรษฐี is a musical movie (หนังเพลง). The most famous song is ขนมจีนน้ำยา. Subdistrict headman and ruffians’ leader Pongdin (Tat Ekathat) is asking lady Molee's hand. She is the village leader Chiaw’s (Rujira Isarangkul) daughter. Cherm (Taksin Jampol), armed with swords, pushes back the wedding procession led by Pongdin. Molee (Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng) succeeds to escape with her boyfriend Pong (Phan Kam). Cherm jumps on a horse and flees also before being overwhelmed. Molee lives with Pong and their child but remains concerned that Pongdin will find them one day. Adinan Singhiran and Pramin Jarujareet succeed to find them but Pong refuses to flee in front of Pongdin again. He is finally killed. Pong's house is burnt. Molee and her child Prai have to flee to Bangkok. Cherm decides to stay in a Buddhist temple. Twenty years have passed. Prai (Kanchit Kwanpracha) and Rung Phet are selling vinyl records during temple fairs. Kwan Dao (Petchara Chaowarat) is visiting the fair also. Prai falls in love with Kwan Dao. He sings romantic song for her. Prai and his friends get beaten by ruffians (including Pan Borapet) because they talked to the daughters of ruffians’ leader Pongdin. Pongdin has a wedding plan for his daughter even she doesn't know or love her future husband. Kwan Dao doesn't want to marry a ruffian (นักเลง). Prai with Rung Phet’s help are looking for Cherm and Chiaw. While paying respect to an old pagoda, Prai and his friends visit a small wooden house. They are attacked by Borapet and his ruffians. Ruffians are pushed back. They discover that the man meditating in the house is uncle Cherm! Cherm brings them to meet former village leader Chiaw’s (Rujira Isarangkul), who is Prai’s grandfather! He is now subdistrict headman (กำนัน). Prai is still looking for his father. He doesn't know if his father is still alive or not. Thai boxing matches are organised in the village for the annual festival. It starts with a dwarf match. Next match features Adinan versus Prai. Kwan Dao needs to give the winning reward. Prai defeats Pongdin’s champion. It ends up by a lady match. Pongdin accepts them as 'children'. Romance songs occur between Prai and Kwan Dao, male singer (รุ่งเพชร แหลมสิงห์) and female singer (กิ่งดาว จันทร์สวัสดิ์). Face to face occurs between Pongdin, uncle Cherm and Prai. Prai is still looking who killed his father. Both of them are beaten and captured by Pongdin's ruffians. Friends ask for subdistrict headman Chiaw's help. Kwan Dao tries to release Prai and succeeds. Prai knows Pongdon killed his father so he needs to take revenge. Prai captures Pongdin and wishes to torture him on a pyre like he tortured his father (รับกรรม). Molee and Cherm tries to convince him not to kill Pongdin. No more sins shall happen. Seeing his mother collapsing makes Prai realises that he was wrong. Pongdin changes and recognizes his mistakes. Thung Sethi (ทุ่งเศรษฐี) area will have happiness.

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