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Bangrajan (2000)

Set right before the fall of Thailand's old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies. With no support from the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Jaran Ngamdee ... Nai Jan
Winai Kraibutr ... Nai In
Theerayut Pratyabamrung ... Luang Phor Thammachote
... Nai Thongmen
Bongkoj Khongmalai ... E Sa
Chumphorn Thepphithak ... Nai Than
Suntharee Maila-or ... Taeng-Onn
Phisate Sangsuwan ... Nemeao Seehabodee
Theeranit Damrongwinijchai ... Mangcha-ngai
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nuntapon Kamutavanit ... Commander Jik-Kai
Surachet Lorsungnem ... Khun San
Jarin Phomrangsai ... Commander Arka-Punkayee
Phutharit Prombandal ... Phan Ruang
Nirut Saosudchart ... Nai Dok
Voraphark Sarobon ... Commander Surin-Jaw-Khong
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Set right before the fall of Thailand's old capital, Ayuttaya, Bang Rajan draws on the legend of a village of fighters who bravely fended off the Burmese armies. With no support from the Royal army, the villagers drives the invading Burmese away many times until their names have become legendary during the time. As each subsequent battles becomes fiercer, the villagers tries to forge a canon to battle the enemy in a final battle where everyone, women and children included, die in combat. Written by Ploy P.

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Rated R for strong sequences of brutal graphic war violence | See all certifications »

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29 December 2000 (Thailand)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,354, 8 August 2004, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$22,826, 26 September 2004
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The site of the village is now a tourist attraction near the old capital of Thailand, Ayuttaya, north of Bangkok. See more »

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Many actors have vaccination scars on their shoulders (probably for polio), in 18th century Thailand. See more »

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Followed by Bang Rajan 2 (2010) See more »

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Thai Braveheart!
23 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Thailand is not the place people would expect to see high quality movies made. Though over the last couple of years some very interesting films have surfaced. This is yet another.

This is a biographical tale of a village called Bang Rajan. During the Burmese invasion of Siam (Thailand) in the late 1700's this village played a pivotal part in the war against the invaders.

The movie starts out quite below par with a rather cheesy battle scene. Though stick with it, as the film becomes very engrossing shortly after. You get to meet the characters of the film and witness their struggle against the cruel Burmese. The film is about honor and bravery against even the worst of odds.

There may be qualms about the acting as most of the cast seem to be amateurs, though this does not detract from the film rather than actually heighten the reality. Some of the special effects are cheap, though the action is great to watch.

I give this 8 out of 10 and highly recommend it to lovers of pre-1900's war movies and Asian Cinema buffs!


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