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Year: 1980

Thai title: รุ้งเพชร
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Rating: 3/5

Main actor: Sorapong Chatree,Sor Asanajinda,Settha Sirachaya
Main actress: Nanthida Kaewbuasai,Pissamai Wilaisak,Piathip Kumwong,Thitima Sangkapitak,Nantada Ngaokrajang

This movie รุ้งเพชร was shot in 1980. A first version of this story was released in 1961 with Sombat Methanee and Ratanaporn Intarakamhaeng. The main actress is Thai singer Nanthida Kaewbuasai, who sings the famous song “มารักกันใหม่” during the movie. Despite being a grown up teen, Rung (Nanthida Kaewbuasai) still likes children games such as riding buffalo, swimming in river, throwing rock with a sling. She is the leader of small group of friends. Her mother hates Bangkok and doesn't want her daughter to study there. But her mother is sick as she has a severe pain in the stomach. She refuses to leave her home. Rung’s father died 10 years ago. The mother finally dies and Rung has to go to Bangkok to a mysterious uncle Phra's home. Her mother always recalled Rung that only uncle Phra helped her when her husband died. Uncle Phra is part of Bangkok rich society (ผู้ดี). Uncle Phra is married to Orapin. Orapin is much younger than uncle Pha and has a lover, who is bankrupted. Orapin is not very happy to see Rung arriving in their home and doesn’t understand why Phra wants to take care about this orphan (เด็กกำพร้า). She suspects than Rung is Phra’s daughter from a minor wife in Ayuthaya. Anong is Orapin’s elder sister. Yai is uncle Phra's son. He behaves like a high society man. Yai has already a fiance. Her name is Nit and she is the second daughter of Anong. They don't get along with Rung. Yai has just finished his studies and needs to be temporary teacher for Rung per his father's request. Rung always speaks frankly (เด็กบ้านนอก). Nit and Yai consider themselves as brother - sister (พี่น้อง) but Anong has other plans in mind and wants to get them married as Yai is very rich. Orapin and Anong are worried about Rung taking a part of the heritage as Uncle Phra is getting older. Rung is doing her studies at UAU. Yai is going abroad. When he is back and while being sick, only Rung takes care about him at nighttime. Yai starts to understand and see Rung’s kindness. Pricha, a family friend, has also interest into Nit and starts to seduce her. It is unveiled by uncle Phra that Rung is an hidden family member and child of a famous Thai aristocrat. Shine the jewel and its beauty is revealed... Yai asks Rung to become his fiancee by offering a ring. Anong and her daughter Nit try a last offensive to get Yai back from Rung but to no avail. Yai offers a necklace to Rung causing Orapin and Anong disappointment and ire. Phra agrees to divorce with Orapin but all his heritage is already transferred to Yai so Orapin will get nothing! Orapin and Anong decide to act. They organize Rung kidnapping. Anong tries to poison Phra's teapot but due to a maid mistake Anong finally drinks her owned poisoned tea and dies. Orapin discovers that her lover was cheating her with Anong’s elder daughter. Through hate, revenge they kill each other and finally police shots Anong’s lover. Yai and Rung can live happily. Nit and Pricha also. In 1980 this movie selling point was “Sorapong meets 6 leading actresses” (สรพงษ์ พบ 6 นางเอก - นันทิดา/นันทนา/พิศมัย/ธิติมา/ปวีณา/เปียทิพย์). This is typical romance movie from beginning of 1980s decade with an impossible love between a poor girl and a rich man. This movie features many famous Thai stars from 1970s-1980s.

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