It’s almost time for the fourth series of the Juthathep Gentlemen series, where we will have Khunchai Ratchanon, a civil engineer, as our hero. He will be heading to the countryside for a road construction project. Our heroine’s name is Soifa [soi-fa], I believe she comes from another kingdom which she’s a princess. She speaks in dialect, I will have to listen more to be sure if it’s the Northern or Northeastern dialect. I can understand somewhat both, but not sure how that in 2500+ B.E. will sound like. I didn’t read the synopsis yet because I wanted to be surprised, so that’s all I can tell you.
From the video:
A shaman: (in Northeastern dialect) When the king who’s wearing a divine [-thep] crown comes to visit, the calling sound will cause the protection mist to become faded and disappear.
Soifa is poking on Khunchai Ratchanon’s chest, and shouts at him to wake up.
Ratchanon: Soifa, I’m willing to be in debt to you till the day I die…..I understand the meaning of the word sio (dialect meaning a friend) more than you think…..We are not just friends but true friends that can die for each other.
Ratchanon: Wait! It’s me!
Soifa: (in dialect) You are not dead yet?!
Ratchanon: Not yet!
An astrologer: (in dialect) When the time comes, Walahok (the village’s name) will be losing Kaew Ta (beloved one)……….
Soifa: Por Yai! (father)
Por Yai: If I have to lose my Kaew Ta, I want to lose it to the one who can take care of it.
Soifa: (in dialect) But I don’t want to get married.
The wedding in their tradition.
Soifa: I will marry you but I will not become your wife. Get it?
Ratchanon: (in dialect) No, I don’t understand.
Soifa: Do you want to die?
A shaman: …….but you will get back the heart of Wieng Phu Kam (the country).
Teaser (shorter one)
The dialogs are the same except there’s a scene where Soifa’s father is talking to her.
Soifa’s father: You have to find *Chao Rangsiman, our crown prince.
*Chao is used in front of the name, in this case, for a prince
The cover of the novel Khunchai Ratchanon, recently printed. In Thai, of course.