Review: Mussaya 2017
I remember watching and enjoying “Mussaya” when I was younger with “Andrew Greyson” and “Bua Buachompoo”. I don’t remember much of what happen in that version since it was made 17 years ago. My memory is really blurred on this one.
The new one is starred by “Mik Thongraya” and “Mook Mookda”. I read that they changed the story a bit. The new one Luk and Mussaya isn’t blood related but in the old version, they were basically two brother’s kids that fell in love. The older version is more incestuous. I think the writer for this novel likes these kind of story. She must have written “La Ong Dao” too as we see that His Royal Highness Prince Sadayu appeared in both dramas as the free love therapist for both main male leads. In “La ong Dao”, both of the leads grow up as sibling but not blood related and ends up falling for one another.
The synopsis of “Mussaya” is that the the grandmother foster Mussaya’s father after his parents past. The grandmother loves the father like her own. Grandmother is very controlling and would only allow them to married the one that she finds for them or she has to approved of the women. Mussaya’s father fell in love with a southern muslim girl whom she deemed to low class for her high last name. So, without her approval, the father decided that he would moved out and live with his wife. Years passed, both parents died and guilty for her action in the past, grandma sends Luk and his mom to bring Mussaya to live with them.
Mussaya is an unruly young girl who is rebellious and refuses to go with them. Luk was able to convinced her to move and help her adjust to the lives in Bangkok. With Mussaya’s arrival, comes the jealousy and bullying of their cousins. Then the fall head over heel in loves and heartache that comes with it.
I enjoy this version as its own version. I didn’t even compared to the old one because I just don’t remember the story anymore from Andrew’s version.
I find that I am angry at Luk even though it cannot be helped that he just have a change of heart. I don’t think he loved Chom, his girlfriend of two years enough to stay strong no matter how close he is to Mussaya. Like he genuinely like that girl but not enough that he will not fall to a child who is still in high school. What do this really teach us? That career driven women will lose to 17-18 year old? lol I feel so bad for her on the scene he broke up with her. Like her tears and reaction is on point. She felt really heartbroken. And she didn’t deserve that but at the same time it was good of him being honest with her. It’s better to keep lying and keep the relationship alive when he no longer has feeling for her.
Then I get angry at him for being so close to Mussaya. The way that he takes care of her is so intimate. You can see that he genuinely only see her as an immature child. He has no romantic feeling for her in the beginning even though he complimented her that she is pretty. But at that point he doesn’t feel anything to the point he starts questioning himself. But to Mussaya, what he was doing makes her fell in love with him. She knows that they’re not blood related so his actions make her heart grow fonder. The more he takes care of her the more she loves him. The girl don’t even know what love is until she asks Luk what is love? Her heart is confused because she doesn’t know what the feeling she has for him is.
Also, if Luk’s heart isn’t so weak he wouldn’t pursue his relationship with Mussaya and causing all kind of heartaches for everyone. Mussaya isn’t going to pursue it because she didn’t want to lose what they have. But Luk just have to tell her that he loves her. Of course, he dumped his girlfriend before he pursue the relationship with Mussaya.
The cousins were an annoying bunch and I skipped a lot of their parts. lol
Mik and Mook is a cute a couple. She is so tiny next to him. Their chemistry is good too. For a first lakorn, Mookda is really good. She can play the bratty and she can cry. There is room for improvement but I approve of her acting.