A second Thai movie, recommended by the wonderful Keane! I think Thai Directors have a knack for creating coming-of-age stories that are both relatable and heart-warming. This one reminds me of…Dream High! A story of the underdogs taking over the stage! Discovering their dreams, hopes, and love in the process.
Thai Title: ห่วยขั้นเทพ
Cast: Jirayu Laongmanee, Pachara Chirathivat, Nattasha Nauljam
Date Released: March 17, 2011 (Thailand)
Download Links: Part 1 // Part 2 (To Join files, read Question #12)
Subtitle: English (I’m not gonna lie, the subtitle is not the best…)
— A Brief Intro —
The movie follows the journey of four high school kids. The opening scene shows a nerve-wrecked boy, Ped, presenting a song to his class. I can relate to this because the moment all eyes are set on me, I could dig a five-foot hole. The whole class makes fun of him except for this girl we come to know as Earn.
When it’s her turn, she rocks the stage and infects everyone with her energy and stamina. Ped is obviously lovestruck. Just look at his “in lala land” face. He’s just like Sam Dong, right? Eeekkk
After school, Ped informs Earn that her grandma is here to pick her up. They walk side-by-side and he wonders why she likes music. She doesn’t know the exact answer but tells him that music is like a friend. She lets him listen to a song and he ogles at her the whole time….gradually having a feeling, which is when she nonchalantly plucks out the earphone, teasing him.
Unfortunately, her family is moving to Bangkok. The boys stare as her plane takes off.
Years later, she returns and the boys are as jubilant as hyper puppies. On the left is our other character, Khung, with the teenager Ped next to him.
To become the prince of every girl’s dream, Khung decides to form a band, the drummer is known as X. They aren’t bad you see, they just need to practice and learn how to control and cooperate. When they see Earn play her guitar wonderfully, they invite her and she becomes the last and fourth member of their band.
During one of their rehearsals, the team looks over the rules of the upcoming competition. The band has to create their own Love song without using the word love. They decide to have the person who’s in love write the lyrics. When Earn confirms that she doesn’t have a boyfriend, Ped blushes in happiness.
Will our underdogs succeed or SUCKseed? Watch to find out!