(our pra’nang: Kwan and TengNueng from the boyband B.O.Y)
Oh my marshmallows, this is one crazy lakorn. I have a feeling it’s going to be a ratings hit, considering the taste of Thai audiences. Evil stepmother, evil half-sister, a hovering maternal protective ghost, a weak nang’ek, an overly possessive pra’ek who is going to kidnap his nang’ek and keep her captive in his home (DUDE! Chill out with the kidnapping, you can go to jail for that), Thai audiences will definitely love- love- love this lakorn.
In this lakorn, Kwan is Mesaya or Nong May, a young girl who lost her mother at the tender age of 7 in a car accident. Her father Dr. Danai Udompat (Kob Songsit), her mother Thipawan (Chadaporn Rattanakorn), and herself went on a little ride together and the car brakes stopped working. Unbeknownst to them all, the car brake lines were cut by Thipawan’s best friend Parada (“Tom” Ratchaneekorn Punmanee), a woman who secretly harbored feelings for Dr.Danai and wanted Thipawan’s life.
The car accident severed Thipawan’s hand, Dr.Danai saw it wiggling and decided to keep it. WTF? If you see a severed hand moving around, you don’t decide to keep it and put magical spells on it. If it was me, I would have freaked out.
Several months pass, Parada pretends to care for Mesaya to make Dr.Danai think she really loves his daughter. Looking for someone to be a mother for his young daughter, Dr.Danai marries Parada. They have one child together, a daughter, Moota (“Som” Nattawara Hongsuwan). Soon after the arrival of Moota, Parada starts abusing Mesaya. Thipawan’s hand awakens when her daughter is being abuse and Thipawans emerges to protect Mesaya.
Several years pass, Mesaya is all grown up. She meets Peempob Wattananon (TengNeung) at the temple while doing alms for her deceased mother Thipawan. It was love at first sight for Peempob.
Unfortunately for him, Moota has her sight on him for a future husband. Seeing that Mesaya a threat to the future happiness of her daughter, Parada encourages Phirat (Danai Samudkojorn) to start seeing Mesaya. Peempob becomes jealous of Phirata and Mesaya’s relationship, but he doesn’t do anything about it.
Supernatural events started happening at Parada and Dr.Danai’s house, Paradas calls in a shaman to exorcised Thipawan’s spirit. During this time, Mesaya who can’t take the abuse anymore decides to run away to stay with her friend Fanam (“Fai” Nichanun Funkaew). She also took her mother’s hand.
Misunderstanding the situation, Peempob believes Mesaya has run off to stay with a guy. He kidnaps her and holds her captive at his house. Gradually, Peempob begins to realize he was wrong about Mesaya, really, she is a pitiful person in a bad situation. At this point, their relationship begins to blossom.
Again, unfortunately for Peempob, his happiness with Mesaya is cut short. Moota staged a scene to make Peempob assumed he slept with her and she pretends to be pregnant with his child. Though he does not want to marry her, his father forces him to.
I’ll end it here, I guess we will have to watch to see how the story will unfold. The plot will change because this is a “film as it airs” lakorn from Dida Productions. Meu Nang (Her Hand)” will premier on MARCH 25, 2009.
English Subtitle Information: Update March 29, 2009
More picture at Ch7.