Sunday, April 12

Pchy returns favor

After Mario Maurer made an appearance in the first major concert of August Band, it's now Witwisit "Pchy" Hiranyawongkul's turn to wish Mario luck on his new movie Buppah Rahtree 3.1: Rahtree Reborn. What, no hug?

With The Love of Siam still having legs in the festival circuit two years after its initial release (recently shown at the 27th San Francisco Asian American Film Festival last March), it's no wonder that the Pchy/Mario or Mew/Tong team-up continues to illicit screams from girls and confused boys alike. And a few thirty-somethings, too. Heh.

Pchy was last seen in the lakorn Sai Sueb Delivery and continues to perform with his band, August. Mario, the one first thought of more likely to succeed, seems to be making bad movie decisions while being in the middle of a messy lawsuit against ex-manager Coco. His follow-up to The Love of Siam, Friendship, bombed at the box office and was panned by critics across the board. I've seen it, and I agree with the negative reviews, to put it kindly. Buppah Rahtree 3.1: Rahtree Reborn, which opened last Saturday, appears like another disappointment.

  • Video of Pchy's appearance in Buppah Rahtree 3.1 press launch here.
  • Wise Kwai's Buppah Rahtree 3.1: Rahtree Reborn review here.



WiseKwai said...

I didn't comment on the performances in Buppah Rahtree 3.1 because I found it so confusing.

But to be fair, I thought Mario did okay, and I found his character to at least be likeable.

If Yuthlert really is making a sequel to this latest episode, it might turn out okay, and be a step in the right direction for Mario.

Thor Bee said...

It's good to know Mario's character survives Buppah Rahtree; the posters imply otherwise. I hope this gets an HK release real soon so I can get a hold of a DVD with English subtitles *crosses fingers*. I've only seen the first installment.