“How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies”, the Thai film that makes all of Asia cry tears

Prepare your tissues! This is the instruction that most Asian media give to their readers when discussing the success of How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies (“How to make millions before grandma dies”). Because, as noted The South China Morning Postthis film directed by Pat Boonnitipat is a real “tears”.

“If you don’t mind crying your eyes out, bring a box of tissues,” advises the Malaysian site Free Malaysia Today. “Don’t go there if you don’t want to cry,” confirms, from Singapore, 8 Days by taking up an Internet user’s post.

Advice which, for many, serves as an invitation. In Thailand, the film, on display since April, grossed 334 million baht (8.5 million euros) and even surpassed the Hollywood blockbuster Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, notes The Straits Times. In Indonesia, where the feature film was released on May 15, more than three million spectators have already flocked to theaters. In Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, success is also there.

From Manila, THE Philippe Daily Inquirer summary thus the plot: “A young man decides to resign to take care of his sick grandmother, not out of love, but to pocket an inheritance worth several millions. Until he starts caring for her and understands how sacred family ties are.” The young man in question is played by pop star Putthipong “Billkin” Assaratanakul.

A strong echo in aging Asian societies

But the success of the film goes far beyond its community of fans, notes The Straits Times. “It resonates in aging Asian societies, where caring for the elderly is a glaring problem,” analyzes Singaporean daily life. This is’“a heartbreaking film about how we should take better care of our elderly,” abounds L’Inquirer Filipino. “The plot may be simple, but it reflects the reality in many Malaysian homes,” he also notices the site Free Malaysia Today.

“Given the aging population in Malaysia, the themes explored will undoubtedly hit the mark.”

To hit the mark, they hit the mark. Proof of this is the dozens of videos of spectators in tears which have invaded social networks. A sort of competition is even at work in Singapore, he is surprised 8 Days : film yourself before, during and after the session. “Needless to say, Internet users who saw the film said they needed many tissues during the two hours of the film.

No output How to Make Millions Before Grandma Dies is not yet announced in France.

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