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Director  Kongkiat Khomsiri
Initial DVD release  April 12, 2011 (USA)
Writer  Kongkiat Khomsiri
Language  Thai
6.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Action, Drama
Running time  1h 56m
Screenplay  Kongkiat Khomsiri
Country  Thailand
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Release date  August 30, 2007 (2007-08-30)
Initial release  August 30, 2007 (Thailand)
Cast  Akara Amarttayakul (Piak), Sonthaya Chitmanee (Sa-maw), J. Don Ferguson (Diamond Sullivan), Saengthong Gate-Uthong (Whan)
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Muay Thai Chaiya or Chaiya (Thai: ไชยา) is a 2007 Thai drama film about two talented muay Thai boxers, boyhood friends whose lives take divergent paths after they arrive in Bangkok. The film is the solo directorial debut by Kongkiat Khomsiri, who had previously been among seven directors on Art of the Devil 2, and had written the screenplay for The Unseeable.


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It premiered as the closing film at the 2007 Bangkok International Film Festival, and opened in wide release in Thailand cinemas on August 30, 2007.

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Growing up in Chaiya, Surat Thani Province, three boys, Piak, Pao and Samor, are followers of Pao's brother, Krang (Prawit Kittichanthira), a legendary muay Thai fighter who is taught by Pao's father, Tew (Samart Payakaroon).

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After an accident partially cripples Samor, Piak and Pao train as boxers under Tew, but the boxing school is broken up when Tew and Krang are recruited for a gym in Bangkok.

Eventually, Piak and Pao go to Bangkok themselves, bringing along Samor, and Sripai, a nurse who is engaged to Piak, but whom Pao secretly loves.

Piak's hot-headedness makes him a fierce fighter, but it is also a liability that costs him a fight and ends his career. He joins the world of underground bare-knuckles brawling, and he and Samor take on other jobs in the underworld as well, including helping out at go-go bar where the pretty Warn dances and seduces Piak. While working for the underworld, both of them ended up also doing dirty works for their boss.

Pao, meanwhile, begins training with his father, and works his way up the ranks, is put forward as a top boxer in a match against a fierce farang, Diamond Sullivan, which places Pao at odds with the gangsters whom Piak and Samor work for.KRU PAIK. Sripai later saw Piak in bed with Warn and went to find Pao. Pao and Sripai live together since while Piak took over the underground business once his boss was killed by another rival boss.

Eventually the film climax at Pao's fight with Diamond. Pao was knocked down several times, but came victorious as he remembers the time three of them trained together as a young boy.


  • Akara Amarttayakul as Piak
  • Thawatchai Penpakdee as Pao
  • Sonthaya Chitmanee as Samor
  • Sarita Kongpech as Sripai
  • Sangthong Ket-U-Tong as Warn
  • Prawit Kittichanthira as Krangsuk
  • Samart Payakaroon as Tew
  • Don Ferguson as Diamond Sullivan
  • Production

    Director Wisit Sasanatieng served as an uncredited art director on Muay Thai Chaiya.

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