Phuket tragic true love story turned into a brand new film – VIDEO

Phuket –

A tragic true love story ‘Sarasin Bridge Love Story’ between Dum and Giw has been turned into a brand new film.

The film was officially announced to the press yesterday (January 15th) at the Sarasin bridge in Mai Khao, Thalang. The new film is directed by the famous southern Thai artist Ekkachai Srivichai, 60, who is originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat. The film will be presented in cinemas on January 19th, 2023.

The film is presenting a true love story in 1973 in Phuket which was 50 years ago. A man named ‘Dum’ who was a Baht bus driver and a woman named ‘Giw’ who was a teacher were lovers. The woman’s family didn’t want them to be together as they were very different. Dum and Giw finally ended their tragic love life by tying themselves together with cloth and jumping from the Sarasin Bridge.

Western readers will recognize similar themes to Romeo and Juliet.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.