Thai sibling rivalry film soon in PH

Published August 4, 2018, 7:15 AM

by Hannah Torregoza 

AFTER THE international success of high school heist thriller “Bad Genius,” Thai production outfit GDH 559 presents “Brother Of The Year” – a film that threads on themes of sibling rivalry relationship and romantic comedy.

A scene from ‘Brother Of The Year’ (
A scene from ‘Brother Of The Year’

“Brother Of The Year” stars Thai heartthrobs Sunny Suwanmethanont, Nichkhun Horvejkul of Korean boy band 2PM and TV actress Urassaya “Yaya” Sperbund. Supported by Tourism Authority of Thailand, the movie opens Sept. 5 in Philippine cinemas.

In the movie, an older brother acts as nemesis to his sister.

Sunny who plays the role of Chut shared, “Stories about siblings are easily relatable to me and many others. I believe that most of us would hardly express our love to our siblings. Imagine, it’s quite embarrassing to walk to your siblings and say ‘I love you, brother!’, ‘I love you, sister!.’ Even though we do not express it out loud, deep down inside, we know that we love one another.”

Despite the difference in line of work, Sunny as a film actor, Urassaya as a TV actress, and Nichkhun as a singer, all mention how attending a workshop together and telling each other stories about their real-life sibling situation created a familiar chemistry between them that helped portray the intentions of the film.

Playing the role of Moji, Nichkhun shared, “‘Brother Of The Year’ will not only entertain the audience, I also believe that it will make them feel the same as me, that is, making the audience think and care more about our siblings. No matter how mad we are at them, we can’t stop being siblings. Ultimately, we still love and care one another.”