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The Legend of Suriyothai (2001)
"Suriyothai" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  17 August 2001 (Thailand)
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During the 16th century, as Thailand contends with both a civil war and Burmese invasion, a beautiful princess rises up to help protect the glory of the Kingdom of Ayothaya. Based on the life of Queen Suriyothai.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Queen Suriyothai
Sarunyu Wongkrachang ...
King Mahachakrepat (Prince Thienraja)
Lord Pirenthorathep
Johnny Anfone ...
Lord Warawongsa
Lady Srisudachan
Sinjai Plengpanit ...
Lady Srichulalak (as Sinjai Plengpanich)
Sorapong Chatree ...
Captain Rajseneha
Amphol Lumpoon ...
Lord Intrathep (as Ampol Lampoon)
Supakorn Kitsuwon ...
Sir Sriyod (as Suppakorn Kitsuwan)
Penpak Sirikul ...
Queen Jiraprapa
Akrachaya (as Thongwiset Wannasa)
Ronrittichai Khanket ...
King of Prae
Saharath Sangkapreecha ...
Lord Buyinnaung (as Saharath Sangkapricha)
Varuth Waratham ...
Lord Sihatu
King Tabinshwehti


The film describes historical events in the life of the heroine, Suriyothai, the queen of King Mahachakrapat. from the age of 15, ranging from love and attachment, royal wedding, resettlement in the capital, court life, intrigues, and sustenance of royal dignity. Written by AvidDark <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Siam. 1528. A woman warrior changed the course of history.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and some nudity | See all certifications »




Release Date:

17 August 2001 (Thailand)  »

Also Known As:

Francis Ford Coppola Presents: The Legend of Suriyothai  »

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Box Office


THB 400,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$45,904 (USA) (20 June 2003)


$454,255 (USA) (14 November 2003)

Company Credits

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The little boy-king in the movie is killed by hitting. This is because of a belief in ancient Thailand that the blood of a king or any royalties must never hit the earth. Therefore, they must be beaten to death by a club. See more »

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just impressive
3 September 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

history page. beautiful show. preoccupation for nuances. huge project , romantic slices, plots, love, heroic scenes, battles and story of a queen as reflection of sacrifice spirit and love for country. sure, it is more a subject of Thai pride. but, in same measure, an admirable work. at first step but this step is remarkable. for measure, for images, for nuances of tale, for science to create a window to Orient far from basic recipes of exoticism. it is a mega - production who preserves its identity. a testimony of charming potential of South Asian cinema to give a different product by Bollywood . and the fact is not insignificant. portrait of Thai XVI century, it is a beautiful jewelery, really impressive for each its part.

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