Krong Kam

Krong Kam
Based onKrong Kam by Chulamanee
Written byYingyot Panya
Directed byPongpat Wachirabunjong
Thanakorn Poshyananda (co-director)
ComposerChandelier Music
Country of originThailand
Original languageThai
No. of episodes19
Executive producerThanya Wachirabunjong
Production locationsNong Khaem
Pathum Thani
Nakhon Pathom
Suphan Buri
Chum Saeng
CinematographyPongpat Wachirabunjong
EditorThanaat Kasuriya
Running time150 minutes
Production companiesAct Art Generation Co., Ltd
Original networkChannel 3
Picture formatHigh-definition (HDTV) 1080i 16:9
Audio formatDolby Digital
Original releaseFebruary 26 (2019-02-26) –
April 30, 2019 (2019-04-30)
RelatedSud Kaen Saen Rak (2015)

Krong Kam (Thai: กรงกรรม; lit.'Cage of Karma') is a 2019 Thai TV drama that originally aired on Channel 3 starting from February 26 to April 30, 2019 for 19 episodes.


The whole story took place at Chum Saeng, Nakhon Sawan, in 1967. Yoi (Mai Charoenpura) is a middle-aged Thai woman who married into a Thai-Chinese family. She vowed to personally see to it that her family of six honors the Beh (Chinese: ) ancestors. She amassed a fortune in family businesses that consist of a grocery and the grain store, a rice mill that her husband runs, and various farmlands and properties across Nakhon Sawan province. She is foul-mouthed, irritable and a skinflint. She and her husband have four sons. All members of the family, including employees and Chum Saeng people, were fearing her.

One day, her eldest son, Chai (Thakrit Tawanpong), comes from the army, bringing a pregnant prostitute Renu (Ranee Campen) as his wife even though he already has a fiancée, Philai (Pitchapa Phanthumchinda). Yoi rejects this and tries every possible way to make him leave Renu but fails. Unknown to her, Renu has performed black magic to tie her son's heart. She decided to marry her second son Tong (Chanathip Phothongkam) to Philai to avoid shame even though he likes a worker named Chanta (Preeyakarn Jaikanta) and also chooses to give Tong the house and store that she was supposed to give to her eldest. Her third son Sa (Jirayu Tangsrisuk) is the kindest. He is handsome, smart and charming. When Yoi finds out he has feelings for Chanta, she worries he will imitate his eldest brother. She decides to marry him off into a rich family. Unknown to her is that the family is tricking him into marrying their already pregnant daughter to avoid shame.[1]


Yoi's family

  • Mai Charoenpura as Yoi
    • Nattacha Phosung as Yoi in her youth
  • Prinn Wikran as Lakseng, Yoi's husband
    • Patiphan Mimang as Lakseng in his youth
  • Children
  • Employees
    • Thunyaphat Pattarateerachaicharoen as Bunpluk, Yoi's employee and Tong's second wife
    • Atthaphon Thetthawong as Pom, Yoi's employee and Bunpluk's older brother
  • Relatives
    • Chomchai Chatwilai as Lim, Lakseng's mother, murdered by Yoi
    • Ratklao Amaradit as Yaem, Yoi's younger sister, protagonist in the previous prequel (Sud Kaen Saen Rak) (cameo)
      • Pornnapat Wongwiwat as Yaem in her youth

Renu's family

  • Ranee Campen as Renu, raped by elder brother-in-law Dam, later first wife of Chai
  • Sirintra Niyakorn as Rerai, mother of Renu, Saithong, and Wanna
  • Sisters
    • Aerin Yuktadatta as Saithong, Renu's eldest sister
    • Rinrada Kaewbuasai as Wanna, Renu's younger sister and Si's love interest
  • Visarut Hiranbuth as Dam, Saithong's husband
  • Children
    • Pongtiwat Tangwancharoen as Pok, son of Renu and Dam
      • Pakapol Tanpanich as Pok in his youth
    • Pakpuseth Chakornviroj as Pranot, son of Renu and Chai
  • Fellow prostitutes
    • Arisara Wongchalee as Tim
    • Oijai Dan-esan as Pranom, in charge of prostitution house Lotus Bar
    • Thanchanok Hongthongkam as Wan
  • Suchao Pongwilai as Kon, old shaman who assists Renu

Philai's family

  • Pitchapa Phanthumchinda as Philai, Tong's first wife, originally girlfriend of Chai, Tong's elder brother
  • Paweena Chariffsakul as Phikun, Philai's mother
  • Chalad Na Songkhla as Choet, former employee at Philai's family
  • Danai Jarujinda as Somdi, young shaman, Philai's second husband

Chanta's family

  • Preeyakarn Jaikanta as Chanta, love interest of Tong, Sa, and Chinnakon; secret wife of Subin, Chinnakon's elder brother-in-law; eventually second wife of Sa
  • Waraphan Nguitrakul as Mui Ni, Chanta's employer
  • Orasa Isarankura na Ayudhya as Puai Huai, Mui Ni's grandmother

Phiangphen's family

  • Oranate D.Caballes as Phiangphen, becoming Sa's first wife while pregnant with Kan
  • Denkhun Ngamnet as Kan, Phiangphen's lover and husband
  • Kasama Nitsaiphan as Village Chief Son, Phiangphen's father
  • Prissana Klampinij as Somphon, Son's wife and Phiangphen's mother
  • Janya Thanasawangkul as Si, Son's younger sister
  • Natanee Sitthisaman as Raem, Son's servant

Other characters

  • Sirinrat Vidhyaphum as Onphanni, Chai's second wife
  • Karunchida Khumsuwan as Mala, Si's wife
  • Natnari Chuwongwan as Kamala, daughter of Mala and Si
  • Jitpanu Klomkaew as District Assistant Chief Chinnakon, Chanta's husband-to-be, eventually Wanna's husband
  • Kosawis Piyasakulkaew as Subin, Chinnakon's brother-in-law and Chanta's secret husband
  • Chotiros Kaewpinit as Krongkaeo, Chinnakon's older sister, Subin's wife
  • Pawanrat Naksuriya as Mao, kluai khaek hawker
  • Khakkingrak Khikkhiksaranang as A, gold shop's owner
  • Nisachon Tuamsoongnuen as Bang-on, young woman who courts Kan
  • Napat Chumjittri as Wang, Kan's friend, Bang-on's husband
  • Khunkanich Koomkrong as Kun, Kan's ailing mother
  • Phichet Iamchaona as Sit, a luk thung band manager

Original soundtrack

Krong Kam OST
Soundtrack album by
Various Artists
  • Chandelier Music

Part 1

Released on February 4, 2019 (2019-02-04)
1."Phit Rue Thi Rak Thoe" (ผิดหรือที่รักเธอ; lit: Is It Wrong to Love You?)Mai Charoenpura5:30

Part 2

Released on February 25, 2019 (2019-02-25)
1."Tha Lueak Dai" (ถ้าเลือกได้; lit: If I Can Choose)Wichayanee Pearklin3:42

Part 3

Released on March 5, 2019 (2019-03-05)
1."Chai Si Thao" (ใจสีเทา; lit: Grey Heart)Jirayu Tangsrisuk4:20


In this table, the blue numbers represent the lowest ratings and the red numbers represent the highest ratings.

Ep. Original broadcast date Average audience share
(AGB Nielsen)
1 February 26, 2019 3.2%
2 March 4, 2019 3.4%
3 March 5, 2019 3.7%
4 March 11, 2019 4.7%
5 March 12, 2019 5.1%
6 March 18, 2019 5.1%
7 March 19, 2019 5.7%
8 March 25, 2019 4.8%
9 March 26, 2019 5.5%
10 April 1, 2019 5.7%
11 April 2, 2019 6.3%
12 April 8, 2019 7.3%
13 April 9, 2019 7.3%
14 April 15, 2019 5.9%
15 April 16, 2019 7.4%
16 April 22, 2019 7.6%
17 April 23, 2019 8.9%
18 April 29, 2019 9.9%
19 April 30, 2019 11.1%
Average 6.2%


Krong Kam is a prequel to another drama that had been popular on Channel 3 in 2015, Sud Kaen Saen Rak.[2][3]

When the drama aired, it quickly gained popularity. Fans and the general public traveled to Chum Saeng by train, making this small town more famous and well-known. The author, Chulamanee, admitted that he wrote this novel using Chum Saeng as a backdrop, in hope that people would visit the place.[4][5]

The drama featured a powerful performance by Mai Charoenpura, a pop star who had not acted for many years.[5]

Until the early 2021, it has been rerunned three times, but the ratings are still as good as the first broadcast.[6]

Awards and nominations

Award Category Recipient Result
Press Awards 2019[7] Best performance Mai Charoenpura (as Yoi) Won
Best supporting actor Chanathip Phothongkam (as Tong) Won
Best supporting actress Arisara Wongchalee (as Tim) Won
Best rising star Thunyaphat Pattarateerachaicharoen (as Bunpluk) Won
Best original work (novel) Chulamanee Won
Asian Academy Creative Awards 2019[8][9] Best actor in leading role Jirayu Tangsrisuk (as Sa) Nominated
Best actor in supporting role Denkhun Ngamnet (as Kan) Nominated
Best actress in supporting role Pitchapa Phanthumchinda (as Philai) Nominated
Best direction (fiction) Pongpat Wachirabunjong Nominated
Best theme song "Phit Rue Thi Rak Thoe" (composed by Narongvit Techathanawat and Chakkrit Makkhanaso) Nominated
Best drama series Nominated
34th TV Gold Awards[10][11] Best actress in leading role Mai Charoenpura (as Yoi) Won
Best actor in leading role Jirayu Tangsrisuk (as Sa) Nominated
Best actress in supporting role Pitchapa Phanthumchinda (as Philai) Nominated
Best artistic composition Nominated
Best direction Pongpat Wachirabunjong Won
Best screenplay Yingyot Panya Won
16th Kom Chad Luek Awards[12][13] Best actress in leading role Mai Charoenpura (as Yoi) Won
Best actress in leading role Ranee Campen (as Renu) Nominated
Best actor in leading role Jirayu Tangsrisuk (as Sa) Nominated
Best actor in supporting role Chanathip Phothongkam (as Tong) Nominated
Best actress in supporting role Pitchapa Phanthumchinda (as Philai) Won
Best direction Pongpat Wachirabunjong Won
Best television drama Won
Best screenplay Yingyot Panya Won


  1. ^ ""เรื่องย่อ กรงกรรม"" ["Krong Kam's synopsis"]. Thai Rath (in Thai).
  2. ^ "กรงกรรม EP. 4/1" [Krong Kam EP. 4/1]. Mello (in Thai).
  3. ^ "ไขข้อสงสัยแฟนละครกรงกรรม "ย้อย" เป็นอะไรกับ "แย้ม" ?" [Reluctant to suspect the Krong Kam drama fans, "Yoi" is something with "Yam" ?]. Bright TV 20 (in Thai). 2019-03-06.
  4. ^ "เปรี้ยวปาก เช็คอิน" [Preawpak Check in]. Channel 3 (in Thai). 2019-05-26.
  5. ^ a b Zoom (2019-05-02). "ขอบคุณละคร "กรงกรรม" ทำให้ "ชุมแสง" ดังสนั่น" [Thank to the drama "Krong Kam" making "Chum Saeng" top hit]. Thai Rath (in Thai).
  6. ^ "เซ็กซี่สายฝอ "น้ำฟ้า" ขอสลัดคราบ "บุญปลูกแห่งกรงกรรม" สเปกหนุ่มเกาหลี". Thai Rath (in Thai). 2021-01-24. Retrieved 2021-01-24.
  7. ^ ""กรงกรรม" แรงไม่หยุด! ฟาด 5 รางวัลใหญ่เวที "เณศไอยรา"". ผู้จัดการออนไลน์ (in Thai). Bangkok. 2019-08-04. Retrieved 2019-08-04.
  8. ^ "'อ๊อฟ พงษ์พัฒน์'เข้ารอบรางวัลยิ่งใหญ่ระดับเอเชีย". ไทยโพสต์ (in Thai). Bangkok. 2019-10-20. Retrieved 2019-10-20.
  9. ^ "'จิรายุ ตั้งศรีสุข' ปลื้มได้ร่วมงานประกาศรางวัลระดับเอเชีย". คมชัดลึก (in Thai). Bangkok. 2019-12-08. Retrieved 2019-12-08.
  10. ^ "'กรงกรรม'แรง!กวาด3รางวัล โทรทัศน์ทองคำครั้งที่34". เดลินิวส์ (in Thai). Bangkok: เดลินิวส์. 2020-02-29. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  11. ^ "เปิดโผผู้เข้าชิง โทรทัศน์ทองคำ ครั้งที่ 34 รางวัลนักแสดงนำหญิงดีเด่น พร้อมฟาดทุกคน!". The Bangkok Insight (in Thai). Bangkok: Line Today. 2020-02-13. Retrieved 2020-03-30.
  12. ^ ""ต่อ-ใหม่" คว้านำชาย-หญิง ละคร'กรงกรรม'กวาด 5 รางวัล "คมชัดลึกอวอร์ด"". Ch3Thailand. 2020-03-04. Retrieved 2020-03-04.
  13. ^ "เปิดผู้เข้าชิง 'ละครโทรทัศน์' 'คมชัดลึกอวอร์ด' ครั้งที่ 16". คมชัดลึก (in Thai). Bangkok: คมชัดลึก. 2020-01-27. Retrieved 2020-03-30.

External links

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