Prissana (Eng Subs)
Production Company: Two in One Co., Ltd.
Opening theme: Prissana by Chutima (ปริศนา by ชุติมา)
Alternate opening theme: Fark Rak by Chompoo Fruity (ฝากรัก by ชมพู ฟรุตตี้)
Hua Hin Sin Mon Rak by Sumeth and The Punk (หัวหินสิ้นมนต์รัก by สุเมธ & เดอะปั๋ง)
Samut Wa Kao Rak by Panadda (สมมุติว่าเขารัก by ปนัดดา เรืองวุฒ)
Buppay Saniwat by Panadda ( บุพเพสันนิวาส by ปนัดดา เรืองวุฒ)
Promlikit by ?? ( พรหมลิขิต by ??)
Poo Pae Rak by Nantida ( ผู้แพ้รัก by นันทิดา)
Koy by Bird ( คอย by เบิร์ด)
Tik Jesadaporn Pholdee as Taan Chai Puthpreecha
Taya Rogers as Prissana
Paul Pattarapon Silapajarn as Praweet
Nadia Nimitwanich as Anong
Jamie Buher as Ratri
Prissana takes place in 1938 in Phra Nakhon, Thailand, during a time when men and women were not equals. Marriage for women meant security, not love. Prissana (Taya) is the youngest daughter of four girls and was the only one raised in America by their uncle. She is outgoing, cheerful, and pretty, but at the same time, she is also headstrong, intelligent, and opinionated. She returns to Thailand after living in America for 12 years and is once again reunited with her family. Prissana, whose name means “mystery, a puzzle/riddle,” causes quite a stir in Thailand with her open, American behavior and refreshing beauty. She catches the attention of a lot of men, including her neighbor and Praweet (Paul), the man her third sister, Anong (Nadia), is in love with. However, she takes no interest in any of them. Instead, she does develop a dislike toward Praweet’s best friend, Taan Chai Puthpreecha (Tik), whom she has never met. She is prejudice towards him because everyone puts him on a pedestal because they think he’s so great and perfect. Taan Chai Puth is amused by her uplifting spirit and intrigued by her prideful demeanor. Over the course of time, both end up having to reevaluate their presumptions of each other as they get to know one another better.
Prissana is based on the popular and timeless Thai classic novel Prissana, written by W.N. Pramuanmark (ว. ณ ประมวญมารค). The novel is based on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, with Prissana obviously being modeled after Elizabeth Bennett, while Taan Chai Puthpreecha, to a certain extent, is modeled after Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.
Prissana has been remade countless times, once as a movie, twice as a lakorn (or TV drama series), and once as a stage play. The movie was produced in 1982, starring Kriengkrai Unhanan and Jarunee Sooksawad. The first lakorn version of Prissana aired in 1987, starring two of the most popular stars at that time, Nok Chatchai Plengpanich and Mew Lalita Panyopas. The second lakorn version aired 13 years later in 2000, starring the very popular actor Tik Jesadaporn Pholdee and Thai-American model/VJ Taya Rogers in her first lakorn series. The stage play of Prissana was adapted into a comedy by some university students in their play-within-a-play storyline titled Chai Klang. It was about a writer who, due to his writer’s block, was asked by his editor to switch into writing romance instead, a genre he clearly hated. He ends up writing a story about a young lady named Prissana and her romance with Taan Chai Puthpreecha. The play switches back and forth between the writer’s depressing life and the romance story he was writing. The play became a huge hit, and Work Point Entertainment later bought the rights to it and reproduced it on professional stage theater, where Sririta Jensen was cast as Prissana and Job Nithi Samutkochorn was cast as Taan Chai Puth. The play, starring Nose Udom Taepanich (as the writer), Benz Pornchita (as the writer’s wife), Sririta Jensen, and Job Nithi, was performed during the week of July 21 to 29, 2007.