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"Gia Tài Của ngoại" wins over Vietnamese audience

Thursday, 13/06/2024 | 08:59:48 [GMT +7] A  A

The Thai movie "Gia tài của ngoại" (How To Make Millions Before Grandma Dies) has just been released in Vietnamese theatres and has brought many audience members to tears.

The Thai movie "Gia tài của ngoại" (How To Make Millions Before Grandma Dies) is currently leading the daily box office revenue chart in Việt Nam. Photo ladong.vn

The film explores the story of the love between a grandmother and her grandchild, focusing on family bonds.

It tells the story of a young man named M who visits his grandmother in the countryside.

M dreams of becoming a streamer and spends all day engrossed in video games, but his prospects are not very bright.

Faced with mounting difficulties, M overhears his mother mentioning that his grandmother has cancer.

Remembering that his cousin Mui inherited a house from their grandfather, M hopes to inherit his grandmother's assets, so he returns to take care of her in her final days.

During the limited time left, M does everything he can to become his grandmother's "favourite grandchild."

Both the grandmother and M are portrayed with a genuine foundation, making the audience see themselves in the characters.

The story is gentle, without high drama or tragedy, but rich in emotions, winning over the audience as M genuinely cares for his grandmother over time, leading to an outcome different from his original intent.

Directed by Pat Boonitipat, the film was released in Vietnamese theatres on June 7.

Besides Usha Seamkhum and Billkin, the film also features a cast including Tontawan Tantivejakul, Sarinrat Thomas, and Sanya Kunakorn.

According to Box Office Việt Nam, an independent box office tracking site, Gia Tài Của Ngoại had earned over VNĐ21 billion by the afternoon of June 10.

The film is currently leading the daily box office revenue chart in Việt Nam and is expected to continue increasing its revenue in the coming time.

Moviegoers have left many positive online comments about the film, such as: "I cried a lot while watching, it was incredibly touching"; "It's a Thai movie but very well done, it made me miss my grandmother deeply"; and “Everyone should watch this movie, it's profoundly emotional”, among other reactions.

Gia Tài Của Ngoại grossed US$9.1 million in Thailand as of May 27 (after 13 days of release), solidifying its position as the highest-grossing film of the year in the country so far.

This runaway hit of a Thai movie is the number one film across Southeast Asia, breaking box office records in Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.

It has also sparked a viral trend, where moviegoers document their teary responses to it on social media.

Source: VNS