Thai Film “How To Make Millions Before Grandma Dies” Brings Netizens to Tears

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By: Melany Mabagos

Considered the biggest film at the Thai box office in 2024, How To Make Millions Before Grandma Dies makes millions cry with its tear-jerking story. 

Director Pat Boonnitipat was previously known as the showrunner for teen sports drama series Project S, and the series adaptation of Bad Genius which spun off from the popular heist film of the same name. With the success of his projects for TV, Boonnitipat has proven that his signature slice-of-life style reflects the realities of many Southeast Asian cinemagoers as well.

With its simple title, the film may come off as an ordinary story about getting rich quick, but How To Make Millions Before Grandma Dies has gained a reputation online for bringing viewers to tears, driving people to watch it out of curiosity.

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The film revolves around a young adult named M, portrayed by famous Thai singer Putthipong Assaratanakul, or more popularly known as Billkin. The story initially follows his antics as a game caster, but takes a turn when his grandmother, Amah (Usha Seamkhum), is diagnosed with terminal cancer. As M becomes interested in a possible inheritance, he volunteers to look after Amah in her last days.

Seamkhum makes a strong impression in her acting debut. Amah is not easily fooled by this act of devotion from his grandchild, as she is a demanding and challenging person to care for. Through the time they spend together, they are able to connect despite his intentions.

Despite a simple premise, the film has taken the title of Thailand’s highest grossing film for 2024 and 11th highest grossing film of all-time. As the film continues its international rollout, it has also made a mark in Indonesia’s box office, surpassing 2 million admissions in the 20 days of its release. 

The film continues its screening all over Southeast Asia starting May 29 in the Philippines, May 30 in Laos, Malaysia, and Singapore, June 7 in Vietnam and June 18 in Cambodia.

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