The Laapata Drama Cast is Thailand’s most popular TV casting and its most controversial. Sitcom fans have compared it to North Korean propaganda shows.
It also has the dubious honor of being the only show in Thailand to receive this status, a severe insult in Thailand.
While its name and production are well deserving of the title, it would be nice if people were just a little more truthful when they referred to it as such.
The show’s real name is “The World,” hosted and narrated by Thanon Kaenpra Phu. The show’s producer and director are former military intelligence officers.
Thanon Kaenpra was sentenced to life imprisonment for collaborating with a US-backed terrorist group in the 1990s.
He claims that he cooperated because he deeply admires The Princess and the Pauper. Although this is fiction, the show can be rather enjoyable.
Laapata means “peas in a pod” in Thai, so the term itself translates to “the peas in a pod.” The drama casts include a lot of well-known Thai actors and actresses.
Some of the lesser-known names that make up the cast include Wai Yen Chee, Chaweng, Rachid, Sea-Doo, and Sawai Winansara.
None of these actors or actresses are particularly new to acting, but many of them have only ever been seen on screen together. They are also all from Thailand.
One such character is Chaweng, played by Sae Doo. He is an orphan who wants to earn enough money to pay for the wedding of his son. In the beginning, he is also attracted to another orphan named Rachid.
However, Chaweng’s desire to pay his debts quickly drives him away from Rachid, and it is then that Chaweng falls in love with another woman named Ratchaya.
Another exciting part of the cast is the story of Wai Yen. He is a Chinese van driver who ends up living in Bangkok.
The story shows how he becomes a crime lord. Other minor characters also end up in the drama. They include Chaweng’s cousin Wao Tong, a local street vendor, and a Chinese herbalist.
For anyone unfamiliar with Lapata, this is a great watch because it does not reinvent the story. Instead, it just tells the story, and that is as it should be.
The cast does an excellent job of adding some humor to the story and characters. This is a genuinely low-budget production that is full of laughs.