Friday, January 18, 2008

Supakorn Kitsuwan in Busaba Bold and Beautiful

Supakorn Kitsuwan, a talented stage and screen actor, is in at least three of my favorite films: Wisit Sasanatieng's Tears of the Black Tiger, Pen-ek Ratanaruang's Monrak Transistor and the insane zombie comedy, SARS Wars.

Just a couple of weeks ago, I flipped on the television to watch a DVD, but before I could hit the auxiliary button, I caught this versatile talent appearing on a variety show, and he was impersonating Elvis and Suraphol Sombatcharoen.

But now it has come to this. Supakorn is co-starring in a Phranakorn studio film, Busaba Bold and Beautiful (Suay Sing Krating Sab).

The story has been translated thusly by a co-worker:

Pod (Supakorn) and Ad (TV star Weeraphap Suphappaibul) are crooks living in Bangkok. The father of Pod's childhood girlfriend Dao (TV actress Suwanan Kingying) comes to plead with Pod to find his runaway daughter and bring her back home.

Dao was to be married to a local official whom she despised. Quite a con and a thief herself, she got Po and Ad involved in a big diamond heist. Diamonds in their hands, the three decided to keep the diamonds. On the run from the rest of the gang they keep on falling into hilarious situations.

Pod and Ad fall in love with Dao and she uses her charms to swindle them for diamonds, too.

Veteran comedian Jaraspong "Too" Surasawadee also stars.

Somehow, through the love triangle and all the diamond-heist shenanigans, there will be room for the usual fart jokes, racist slurs and annoying sound effects that find their way into all Thai comedy films, especially those from Phranakorn.

But hey, at least Supakorn is getting work. And for that, I'm happy.

Busaba Bold and Beautiful opens in Thailand cinemas on January 24.


  1. there is a trailer too:
    is it me or is that a parody of 'mon-rak transistor' in the beginning? i think they are using the same music for the chase scene. since i don't speak thai i have no idea if it's even more obvious.
    glad to see supakorn in a new movie. pen-ek should cast him again.

  2. Thanks for that link Su-Su. I don't detect any connection to Monrak from the trailer, but like you say, maybe there's some obvious cues in the dialogue to help the audience remember that 2001 film.

  3. i am just thinking of the chase scene when pan runs through thoses alleys - after he swallows the gold chain (this is mon-rak)
    there is this particular music playing and i think they use the same track 10 seconds into this new trailer. and it's also a very similar looking scenery.
    anyways. i agree, this new movie looks a rather silly. hope he is doing some more worthy movies in the future.

    btw- is this a good time to compliment you on your blog? i've been a silent reader for quite a while now. thanks for all those updates and infos.

  4. Yes, it is similar to that chase scene from Monrak, but I'd be surprised if they are intentionally referencing it.

    I'm on the fence about seeing this. There are some elements about it - the flashes of violence - that intrigue me. I just don't know if I'm willing to sit through a B-grade comedy though.

    Anyway, Su-Su, thanks for the compliment. Your comments are always welcome.

  5. i am making this the 'all-things-supakorn' post: just saw that he is supposed to be in 'rambo'?
    excuse me if this was noted somewhere here already... i was just surprised.
    now i am considering to watch it ...

  6. Duly noted in my Rambo 4 review. He has a couple of good scenes. He's also in the upcoming Art of the Devil 3.


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