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Breaking with the bad

For more than a decade, Somchai Kemglad has made a reputation as a big screen gangster but he steps away from the dark side in 'Sarawat Maba', playing a renegade detective out for justice

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Somchai ''Tao'' Kemglad is going straight. The actor who has carved out a reputation for himself as the go-to bad guy in Thai film over the past decade is now on the other side of things, starring as a detective bent on justice in MR Chalermchatri ''Adam'' Yukol's debut film Sarawat Maba. 


Tao's personal life has often been just as chequered as those of the characters he plays. He is used to being in the headlines for all the wrong reasons _ most recently in 2009 when he was arrested for assaulting a grocery store owner in Chiang Mai.

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