One of a few Thai comedians I absolutely adore is Mum Jokmok, real name Petchthai Wongkamlao. Every movie he is in, I make sure to watch. Not for the movie itself because usually all of them lack substance, you watch for the Mum moments for his jokes and crazy antics.
I was excited when I heard “Yam Yasothon (eng title: Hello, Yasothon)” will have a Part 2, titled “Yam Yasothon 2)”. Now for the scream worthy part, Mum Jokmok, the director and actor for “Yam Yasothon 2″, he has casted his daughter Em in the film and also pairing her off with “Dim” Harin Suthamjaras, the lead singer of Tattoo Colour!
No way, yes way! Tattoo Colour is one of my Thai Pop Rock obsession and Mum Jokmok is my favorite comedian in films. What more can you ask for?
Mum jokingly contributes laziness as the reason why he casted his daughter Em for the film:
“I’m not trying to promote it, regarding this issues, I have decided to cast my daughter because she can speak Isan dialect (Northern Thai country folk dialect). It’s Em because I’m lazy to cast a Isan person, you know it’s difficult. I would have to travel back to the provinces, it’s better that I have casted my daughter. It is easier and more convenient. Another good thing, she is able to work off her room and board.”
Em lives with Mum, when he casted her in this film, he jokingly said he didn’t have to pay for her fee. If you get it the joke.
Filming for “Yam Yasothon 2″ will start next month. At this rate, it will probably be released nationwide by the end of this year or early next year 2010. The film is produce by Sahamongkol Film International.
Dim with his bandmates.