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The legend of the Sarasin Bridge has been revived in a new film

by Stewart Cole

PHUKET: The story of the love tragedy that ended with two young lovers falling to their deaths from the Sarasin Bridge has been brought back to life in a new movie titled ‘Sarasin Bridge Love 2216’.

Ekarat Leesen, the newly arrived Governor of Phang Nga, replacing the former Chamroen Tipyayapongtada, led a mass screening of the new film on the Phang Nga side of the bridge last night (January 15).

A temporary stage was set up on the sidelines for performances of the film’s main soundtrack songs by famous Thai artists including Luang Kai, Ekkachai Srivichai, Singha and Nino, with the film’s theme song by Paisan and Nong Fah.

The new film echoes the classic story of a simpleton songthaew driver, Ko, who falls in love with one of his regular passengers, Kiw, a student from an upper-class family.

Despite their feelings for each other, the couple is trapped in a world where social status will keep them apart, and together they decide to take a fateful “leap of love” from the famous bridge that connects Phuket to the mainland.

The true story of the pair’s fate is still remembered and honored by people in Phuket, with the bridge itself becoming a popular attraction for Thais across the country to visit in person.

The bridge also remains a sad beacon for those who have become disillusioned with their lives.

‘Sarasin Bridge Love’ is set to hit theaters nationwide this Thursday (January 19).

Watch the official trailer here.

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