The Musician Love Story
played for the Sunthorn Phu's day
The story was from
the masterpieceone of the famous
literary works of Sunthorn Phu,
the great outstanding poet of Rattanakosin.
Screenplay & Directed by
Suttilak Soonghangwa (class 6/10)
Apaimani, a main charater of the story, was a young prince who chose to study pipe music instead of politics as the prince should. His pipe music was so powerful, it could kill anyone who heard his music.
The three Bhramines
Pisua-samut, a sea demon followed the sound of music then she found Apaimani and loved him at first sight. She transfigured hersefl to a beautiful lady and took Apaimani to live with her at an undersea cave.
The mermaid, Suwanmucha who helped Apaimani escape from an undersea cave to Koh Kaewpisdarn and later she became Apaimani's wife.
This is the longest tale in rhyme, consists of 94 books. It is possible that years were devoted to the composition. The plots are different from other tales. A lot of modern devices and ideas are suggested in this masterpiece.
and His Imaginations *
Pra Apaimani was not a myth but an all new creation by Sunthorn Phu whose characters in Pra Apaimani were nothing but human beings who possessed no super power. It was a romantic story using a theme of a boy meets a girl and a triangular situation formula.
Apaimani, Suwanmali, Lawengwanla were all characters in a modern drama. It reflected an idea that the Thai could do well with the Western people because Apaimani the hero not only married Laweng-wanla but could speak English as well as Chinese and other languages.
Sunthorn Phu wrote about things that were not existed even in the West at that time such as the ocean liner, a gramophone, a machine gun, a helicopter, an air conditioned set and etc.
Some placed Sunthorn Phu in the same class of Jules Verne in terms of far sighted imaginations but please remember that Sunthorn Phu wrote Pra Apaimani when Jules Verne was only five years old.
Thai Human Imagery Museum
Until next time, Goodbye.