As suggested by mhia, *cough cough* here you go.
Speaking in the video is Thommayanti [pen name], the author of the novel Khu Kam.
Normally, I don’t watch my lakorn, because when I watched it, it looked like my work, and I laughed but didn’t criticize, until this version. It’s strange, I was sick and was lying down measuring my blood pressure, my middle son, who had never watched any lakorns of his mother, while he’s measuring my blood pressure, he told me, “Mother, you watch this lakorn and relax so your blood pressure will be normal. Let’s watch one lakorn, all right, mother.”
So I turned to the television and said, all right. From then on, I watched every episode. It was as if I was trying to find faults. But then, it was good, but there should be some mistake because my lakorns were always terrible. I kept watching and became hooked to the lakorn. I kept watching, and it’s fun.
So, I would like to praise, the first one, the script writer, her pen name Pranpramoon [pran-pra-moon], quite a difficult name to remember. And if I see Khun Boy (Boy Thakonkeit of Exact), I will praise him, Boy, you have poured your heart into making this lakorn, judging by the film set, the costumes etc. And when I visited the set to see the making (BTS) of this lakorn, I had to laugh because most of them were my friends who acted in it, from Nart Puwanai , when he was a young man, he also portrayed Kobori, Aek, Chom Chai, they all portrayed the roles before in the past. Uncle Pol and Bua are beyond words. They are similar to Pol and Bua portrayed in the past. To say in short, every character plays their roles so satisfying (to her).
At first, when I looked at Bie, I didn’t look at his face. I looked at his stride. When I saw his stride, it’s the soldier’s stride, a long and straight stride. I looked at Bie’s appearance before his face, some may say he’s not that handsome, I said that’s a soldier. Another thing (about Bie) that is adorable, and this is only of his own, is his smile. He smiles adorably, can’t say a beautiful smile. What is an adorable smile? To flatter her, when meets her, he smiles so that she might fall for him. The role he is portraying, that’s why people love him.
When I met my friends or went to the market, people were criticizing, sorry Noona, they hated Ang, that she’s cruel. People have to curse Noona because Angsumalin’s appearance is tough, a strong-hearted woman. But what Noona has achieved (portraying the role) is her eyes. Feeling of love, angry, hate, dislike, are reflected in her eyes but the viewers may not notice. This woman acts in a lakorn with her eyes. So if they curse Noona, (as if talking to Noona) Noona, please know that it’s because you’re good. The day of the ending, Noona must pour it all out, whether the viewers will cry or not, it’s not because of Kobori, to take all the points, it’s Noona.
So this lakorn, to me, gets a pass, which is very few times that I would say which lakorn gets a pass. This lakorn has its own steps. It has war; conscience, every person who do the battle has conscience; love during the war. Just like Kobori and Angsumalin told in the story; in the war, Kobori has conscience, and love. And another thing people didn’t notice, it has the fall, and then death in the end.
Please use your mind and intelligence to watch Khu Kam, not just as a lakorn. And I would really appreciate it if you could remember and recall what I’ve been trying to tell you in this novel, to which very few times and very few people would come and interview the author’s heart, that…I hate the war.
*The video seems to be edited, not in full length of the interview so some part felt like it was not a complete sentence.
Thommayanti visited the filming set during the making of the wedding scene.
The Behind the Scene team.