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Multilateral fights were happening…

April 28, 2009

You just got to love film reviews like the following (from Malaysia Today) on a Thai film that are even more convoluted and meandering than the films could ever be. The movie in questions seems to be a mixture of “Suriyothai”, “Lord of the Rings” and “Point Break”:

400 years ago, Raja Bahadul Syah of Langkasuka; an independent state, was assassinated. The dynasty had no choice except establishing Princess Hijau (Jarunee Suksawas), the first daughter, to be the first Queen of Langkasuka. Even though Raja Hijau vigorously ruled the kingdom, surrounded regions including insurgents and pirates were all aiming to seize this prosperous land. Until Janis Bree, a Dutch armament guru, who traveled with his favorite disciple and Chinese inventor, Lim Kium (Jakkrit Phanichphatikram), came to offer the best weapon–giant cannon–to Raja Hijau to protect her region; a group of pirates led by Prince Ravai (Ake Oree) and Black Raven (Winai Kraibutr), a Du-Lum sorcerer, ambushed to seize the giant cannon and bombed the Dutch ship. Janis Bree died and the cannon sank into the bottom of the sea. The only survivor was Lim Kium. The incident occurred at the same time of Pari’s birth (Ananda Everingham). He was a fishing kid with special talent of being able to learn advanced Du-Lum.

Pari grew up with both capability and rage accumulation to revenge Black Raven who killed his parents. Lim Kium, who rescued Pari from the incident, hid himself in a fishing village, invented lots of grotesque weapons, and set up a group to trouble and enervate the pirates. In the other side, even though Langkasuka had a great soldier named Yarang (Chupong Changprung), Hijau still needed Ungu (Anna Rees), her youngest sister, to marry Prince Pahang (Jesdaporn Pholdee); to strengthen Langkasuka; despite Ungu’s disagreement. While Yarang felt in love with Biru (Jackie Apithananon), the second princess, but he could not reveal his true feeling. Multilateral fights were happening. Pari met Ungu; they got lost and stayed on a deserted island to heal their wound. There, Pari had a chance to learn advanced Du-Lum with White Ray (Sorapong Chatree), a Du-Lum master, and found out that Du-Lum was a science with both powerful bright side and frightening dark side which was extremely difficult for one’s mind to control; while Pari and Ungu’s love was growing. Meanwhile, Lim Kium, the main combatant to build the giant cannon, was captured as a captive by the pirates and forced to build the cannon to destroy Langkasuka state. A great war was about to happen while Langkasuka was disadvantageous because the pirates were the ones who heaved up the legendary giant cannon from the bottom of the sea. Langkasuka was the target of destruction. Only a brave warrior like Yarang, together with Lim Kium’s wit, and Ungu who was ready to sacrifice her life and love for her kingdom, and Pari’s mystic Du-Lum power that would be able to put up a fight with the pirate troop forces.

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