Last year new studio MThirtynine made its bow with the December 30 release of the romantic comedy 32 Thunwa (32 ธันวา, 32 December Love Error), which ended up doing pretty well and even beat the likes of Avatar at the box office.
So it's become a tradition for MThirtynine and director Rerkchai Puangpetch. They're releasing another romantic comedy on December 30 this year, Sudkate Salateped (สุดเขต สเลดเป็ด ), while Sahamongkol Film International tries to muscle in on the action with their lucrative Saranair comedy franchise.
Sudkate Salateped has Rerkchai following the successful formula he used for his 2006 smash-hit Noodle Boxer (Sab Sanit) and 32 Thunwa, both of which paired young pop singer Dan Worrawech with well-known comedians.
For Sudkate Salateped, it's another young musician-actor, "Pe" Arak Amornsupasiri, portraying a young guy trying to get a break as a recording artist. "Yipso" Ramida Mahapruekpong, who was also in 32 Thunwa and played the glasses girl in MThirtynine's travel romance That Sounds Good, also stars.
Comedic support is provided by the ubiquitous funnypeople Charoenporn “Kotee Aramboy” Onlamai, "Tukky" Sudarat Butrprom and the other usual yuksters.
There's a trailer, embedded here. And if you didn't hear enough of the theme song, there's a music video.
Also out this Thursday is Saranair Hen Phee (สาระแนเห็นผี ), a horror-comedy from Lucks Film and the comedy crew from the Saranair TV series, which with the help of Sahamongkol broke into movies with 2009's Jackass-like Saranair Haao Peng and followed that up this year with the romantic comedy Saranae Siblor, one of 2010's top-grossing Thai films.
Saranae Siblor star Mario Maurer returns for this unrelated tale. He's paired up with Pongpit “Starbucks” Preechaborisutkul, the young prankster who got his break in Saranair Haao Peng. They're a couple of guys hanging out in a bar and run afoul of a mobster, so they go lay low at a Buddhist temple that turns out to be haunted. Actress "Aum" Patcharapa Chaichua portrays a drunk coyote dancer who helps the guys out. And Saranair cast regular "Ple" Nakorn Silachai is featured as a violent cop. Mum Jokmok, showing he's a good sport after being pranked in Saranair Haao Peng, makes an appearance.
There's an English-subtitled trailer embedded below.