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Is Homestay Based On A True Story? Know Here!

Homestay is a Thai drama, action, and fantasy film which is written by Thodsapon Thiptinnakorn, Jirassaya Wongsutin, Abhichoke Chandrasen along with Eakasit Thairaat and Parkpoom Wongpoom, who has also co-written the plot of the film. The film is based on a Japanese novel ” Colorful ” by Eto Mori. Released under Jor Kwang Films, the film revolves around a spirit who takes over Min’s body who recently committed suicide and brings him back to life.

Homestay Release Date

Released on October 25, 2018, the film got 7.4 ratings on IMDb, 8 on the Mydramalist list with 3 out of 5 on Time Out. It is also liked by 93 % of people. The film received a mixture of reviews; some websites and the audience point out its flaws while others said that it is well scripted and some of the flaws are shadowed by James acting. The acting of other casts is also appreciated. The film earned 37.49 million baht (the US $ 1.14 million ) in its opening weekend, and by November 18 earned 66.58 million baht ( $ 2.02 million ), which is just phenomenal.

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Homestay Recap

Is Homestay Based On A True Story

The plot of the film opens up with a man who wakes up in a hospital mortuary. He was surrounded by several people, who were called ” The Guardian “. The Guardian told him that he is a spirit now in a teenage boy Min, who recently committed suicide. He was given a task that he has to discover the truth behind Min’s death in 100 days or die permanently. He accepted the task and started living the life of Min. He was taken to the home by Min’s mother.

He started to reveal his past. Min had a very complicated family; his mother was an engineer and had an affair, his younger brother hated him and his father had ruined the family’s finances by quitting his job as a university lecturer to pursue a multi-level marketing career selling supplements. He also had only a single best friend Li in his school and had a crush on Pi, his senior who was a topper. He soon realized that Min did not have any good relationships with his family and friends. He told The Guardian that all the people are somehow responsible for Min’s death, but this was not the actual answer for which The Guardian was looking. The spirit was soon left with a few days in 100 days, and he realized that he is unable to reveal the truth.

On his last day, he along with Li was watching the rehearsals of the Card Stunt competition in his school. Li had also submitted one of Min’s old designs and it was identical to the design the spirit has made recently. As the time runs out, the spirit soon realizes that he was actually Min in his previous life, and the suicide was all his fault as he stopped to see the positive things. He told this to The Guardian and he told him that the test was all a trick to make him realize, and now he can live his life fully.

Is Homestay Based On The True Events ?

Some of the audience can think about this question after reading the novel or watching the film or both. Well, it is not based on anyone’s life nor any true events. It is basically a full and innovative imagination of Eta Mori as he wrote the novel. The makers of the film liked the concept of the novel and the plot it revolves around. In real life too, it is an important issue and the story also revolves around the universal subject. The makers gave it a tinge of fantasy, which can set the audience to watch it.

Homestay Awards And Nominations

Is Homestay Based On A True Story

Homestay received thirteen nominations and won in three categories at the 28th Suphannahong National Film Awards. It won under Best Supporting Actress ( Suquan ), Best Film Editing ( Chonlasit Upanigkit ), and Best Visual Effects ( Yggdrazil Group ). At the 27th Bangkok Critics Assembly Awards, the film received ten nominations and won in two categories: Best Supporting Actress ( Suquan ) and Best Production Design.

Homestay Cast

The cast of the film is as amazing and talented as the film. Teeradon Supapunpinyo is seen as Min, Cherprang Areekul who is seen as Pi is Min’s love interest, Suquan Bulakul as Ruedee, Min’s mother along with Roj Kwantham as Min’s father and Natthasit Kotimanuswanich as Menn, Min’s older brother. The audience sees other casts too like Saruda Kiatwarawut as Li who is Min’s close friend, Nopachai Chainam seen as a cleaner, and Chermarn Boonyasak who is seen as a nurse. Thaneth Warakulnukroh seen in the character of a psychiatrist aling with Suda Chuenbaan, an old woman with Natthaya Ongsritragul.

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Yukti Puri

Written by Yukti Puri

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