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Year: 1985

Thai title: มดตะนอย
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Rating: 3/5

Main actor: Toon Hiransap,Settha Sirachaya,Lak Apichat,Sithao Petcharoen,Rong Kaomulkadee
Main actress: Apiradee Pawaputanon,Pissamai Wilaisak,Thitima Sangkapitak

Young lady Tanoi comes unexpectedly in Khun Nai's house. She claims to be part of the family and wishes to get her share of heritage (มรดก). A lawyer acknowledges the fact but Tanoi will get full heritage when getting married only. Until this date, the heritage is still under Khun Nai's guidance. Tanoi is coming from countryside and is strong at boxing (ต่อย). She has arguments with the neighbour Doctor Chiwan. Tanoi's mother was chased from home twenty years ago by Khun Nai. She doesn't want to take revenge (อย่าชนะความชั่วกับความชั่ว). Tanoi decides to study abroad to show her worthiness to all including Doctor Chiwan. Chakrin, son of Khun Nai, has high interest into Tanoi. There is opposition between countryside lifestyle and Bangkok city lifestyle as Tanoi is coming from salt fields area. She goes back to visit her village with Chakrin. One of the villagers still loves Tanoi. An usual fight between ladies happen. Those fights are always a success with Thai audience with lakorn or 1960-1980s decades movies. Following a car accident, the villager and his sister Saen Dao stay in Doctor Chiwan's home to be closer to Tanoi. While Tanoi is studying abroad, the mother Khun Nai plays cards and sells the furnitures belonging to Tanoi. Khun Nai's daughter indulges herself in alcohol. The mother needs to flee as she cannot pay her debts. After five years abroad, Doctor Chiwan doesn't recognize Tanoi and is mistaken by her as a driver. She is a new Tanoi. She even forgives Khun Nai and her daughter but this latter accepts only to plan to kill Tanoi in order to get the full heritage. Tanoi is kidnapped but saved by Doctor Chiwan and the police. The movie ends happily and bad people are punished. Khun Na's daughter receives the acid she wanted to throw on Tanoi. Saen Dao and the villager have to accept that their love to the doctor and Tanoi are impossible. Doctor Chiwan recognizes his mistake to having looked down poor Tanoi. It is a typical 1980s movie with the leading actress being cross with the leading actor and facing issues with the jealous mother and her daughter. This movie shows the social ascension of a poor lady and that through education the poor lady can become a good person (ผู้ดี). Bad and rich people seem to win over good and poor people but finally there are justice and karma impacts (กรรม).

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