เก๋า..เก๋า a.k.a. The Possible

This is the fifth, the latest and probably the last attempt to become solo of the directors from "Fan Chan six" – the group of the back-then 6 new-face directors who co-directed one of Thailand’s critically acclaimed smash hit movie "Fan Chan" a.k.a. "My Girl" in 2003. From Komgrit "S" Triwimol’s "Peun Sanit" a.k.a. "Dear Dakanda" to Songyos "Yong" Sugmakanan’s "Dek Hor" a.k.a. "Dorm" to Nithiwat "Ton" Tharathorn’s "Seasons Change" and, last but not least, Anusorn "Ping" Trisirikasem’s "Mak Tae" a.k.a. "Lucky Loser," while Vitcha Gojiew prefers editing all the movies to directing them, here comes Witthaya "Ball" Thongyooyong’s "the Possible."

The story revolves around a 1970s Thai string-combo band called "the Possible" (patterned after Thailand’s legendary musical group "The Impossible" which, ironically and hilariously, appeared in this movie as an impersonator of "The Possible.") The band received a mysterious microphone as a gift from a fan. In fact, the microphone is a time machine that brings them from their time (1969) to the present day Bangkok (2006.) The Possible had to cope up with the far more hectic Bangkok and finds the way to travel back to their time.

Almost all of the main cast, who are the members of "the Possible", are real-life professional Thai musicians. These include the debut as an actor of Thailand’s first hip hop star, Apisit "Joey Boy" Opasaiumlikit and Piya "Bo Yokee Playboy" and Sartwaha Jakrapong "Song Paradox" Siririn, just to name a few. Of course, their acting might not be that perfect but the original scores and musical plays in the movie are simply the best. A number of hit songs in the seventies are being transformed to be music of the Possible. The 13-year-old Focus Jirakul is also in the movie as a good luck charm for the director. The movie also contains a big number of guest stars which I lost my count half-way through as there are so many of those with familiar faces on the screen.

As the movie is a full-stream comedy, it is natural not to think of any reasons behind the plot and the storyline. Everything is literally possible in "The Possible." The plot is simple, though, and there is no twist and turn in the movie as the ending is predictable. However, comedy gags and puns in the movie are so funny that, once you understand the culture and background of these jokes, you just couldn’t stop laughing. Unfortunately, there are a number of gags which required virtually native Thai language skill and Thai culture awareness to be understood and fully enjoy the moment in the movie. I doubt that, no matter how hard the translators try, English or any other language subtitles couldn’t do fair with the movie. Apart from being extremely funny for those who understand the movie, there is also a moral of the story. Even though it’s a little bit too cliche, it is the trademark of the "Fan Chan six" to deliver a feel-good movie which audiences could enjoy and get something to think about when the movie ends.

5 stars out of 5. It’s probably one of the best Thai music-comedy movies. Just listening to the songs and laughing almost all the time while watching the movie is worth the ticket.

P.S. Check out the official website of the movie (in Thai) at <http://www.possiblethemovie.com>

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2 Responses to เก๋า..เก๋า a.k.a. The Possible

  1. Boyleo says:

    Adisorn \’Ping\’ Trisirikasem directed \’Lucky Looser\’Komgrit \’S\’ Triwimol directed \’Dakanda\’

  2. Songphon says:

    Opps! It\’s my mistake confusing P\’Ping\’s and P\’S\’s names. (now, I felt it\’s kinda funny typing capital "P" with apostrophes and apostrophes "s" together… well, forget it.!)Thanks khun boyle for pointing them out. Your comment is welcome and appreciated.

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