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Year: 1995

Thai title: มนต์รักเพลงลูกทุ่ง
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Rating: 4/5
Director: Bin Banleurit

Main actor: Bin Banleurit,Sombat Methanee
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Movie มนต์รักเพลงลูกทุ่ง (1995) is sponsored by Mitsubishi motors company Ltd as the movie starts by a real mitsubishi advertisement. During the whole movie, the brand can be seen very often on tractors or various signs. Such movies are often called Nang Isan (หนังสายอีสาน / หนังภาคอีสาน). Such movies were targeted for provinces and not really for Bangkok area (ออกมาฉายตามต่างจังหวัด). Thon (Bin Banleurit) tries to seduce Pin (คืนนี้พี่จะบอก) and wishes to marry her but her father (Sombat Methanee) is not willing to give her hand to Thon. Sombat is old fashioned (โบราณเป็นน้อย). Some villagers are willing to help Thon. Thon is having issues with Chatchana as Chatchana wishes also to seduce Pin. Fighting over Pin happens between Thon and Chatchana. Dao, Chatchana’s girlfriend, arrives from Bangkok in the village. The green papaya salad (ส้มตำ) seller is Sombat's girlfriend and he always needs to find excuses to go to see her. Sombat forbids Pin to meet Thon again. A few romances happen in parallel (Ek and Tong Yoi). Dao, in order to make Chatchana jealous, announces her wedding with Thon! So Thon announces his intention to marry Pin! Misunderstandings happen (คนหลายใจ). A wedding procession (กระบวนแต่งงาน) led by Chatchana is on the way to Sombat’s home but he warns Pin at the last minute (เกลียดพ่อ). Thon and Pin decide to flee. A race of farm multi purpose trucks is organized. The winner will marry Pin. Despite his Mitsubishi motor Thon loses! Chatchana knowing he will never get Pin’s heart gives her to Thon. The movie lasts 1h56mn. It features new or quite unknown actors / actresses such as ศจีพันธ์ เจริญสุข-มรกต อุ่นบางหลวง-อาภรณ์ บุญเสนอ-ดลฤทัย ไอยรา. The sequences of successive gags in this movie remind some of the jokes found in Baan Phi Pop (บ้านผีปอบ) movies. There is typical usage of people having ill-favored face to look like ghost (ผี) same as actor Songthong two decades ago. Such Isan movies feature typical sequences with villagers peeping girls using sarong (ผ้าถุง) when taking a bath in local pond. Isan symbols such as farm multi purpose truck (รถอีแต๋น), green papaya salad are well featured. Movie มนต์รักเพลงลูกทุ่ง is a mix of romance, comedy and songs. Seven great songs are featured. This movie is inspired from the famous Mon Rak Luuk Thung (มนต์รักลูกทุ่ง) 1970 movie.

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