Tawan Tud Burapha (Thai: ตะวันตัดบูรพา; RTGSTawan Tat Burapha; lit: The Sun cut the East; International title: The Brothers) was a Thai TV drama in action/drama and heroic bloodshed genre. It remake from a Channel 5's 2001 drama of the namesake (starred Saksit Tangthong and Jesdaporn Pholdee). It aired on One31 directed and written by Kongkiat Khomsiri.

Tawan Tud Burapha
Also known asThe Brothers
Heroic bloodshed
Written byNiphon Phewnen & Prayote Suksricharoensuk (concept stories)
Na Phut Susri & Kongkiat Khomsiri (screenwriters)
Directed byKongkiat Khomsiri
StarringNawat Kulrattanarak
Yuke Songpaisan
Jintanutda Lummakanon
Monchanok Saengchaipiangpen
Opening theme"Everyone has its own way" (ทางใครทางมัน)
performed by Chirasak "Maew" Panphum
Ending theme"Sorry" (ขอโทษ)
performed by Jaruwat "Dome" Cheawaram
ComposerKanisorn Studio
Country of originThailand
Original languageThai
No. of episodes17
ProducersTakonkiet Viravan
Niphon Phewnen
Production locationBangkok
CinematographyKongkiat Khomsiri & Phya Nimcharoenphong
Running time120 minutes (per episode)
Mondays & Tuesdays at 20:20 (ICT)
Production companiesExact Co., Ltd. & Scenario Co., Ltd. (in the networks of GMM Grammy)
Original release
ReleaseAugust 17 (2015-08-17) –
October 12, 2015 (2015-10-12)

Plot summary


Tawan (The Sun) and Burapha (The East) are brothers and the sons of a well-known righteous police. They are very close as brothers. Burapha is into boxing, while Tawan wants to follow in their father's footsteps to become a police. One day, they hear a gun shot and go to see what is going on. This way, they witness a murder and when the time comes to point the finger at the killer, Tawan is not hesitantto do the right thing. Burapha knows that the bad guys will not leave their family alone and he begs Tawan not to be a witness. This is how the conflict begins.[1]




  • Nawat Kulrattanarak as Tawan/Tawanchai
  • Yuke Songpaisan as Burapha
  • Jintanutda Lummakanon as Thicha
  • Monchanok Saengchaipiangpen as Joe/Joe Tha Tian


  • Arnuttaphol Sirichomsaeng as Chatchai
  • Phitchanat Sakhakon as Jermchat
  • Sorapong Chatree as Ja Wes (Sergeant Wes)
  • Billy Ogan as Kieng the Red Dragon
  • Santisuk Promsiri as Sia Charoen (Tycoon Charoen)
  • Phoori Hiranyapruk as Tat
  • Akarat Nimitchai as Dab Suea (POL. SEN. SGT. MAJ. Suea)

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2015 7th Nataraj Awards[2][3] Best Cinematography Kongkiat Khomsiri & Phya Nimcharoenphong Nominated
Best Actor Nawat Kulrattanarak Nominated

International broadcast

Country Channel Premiere Title
Vietnam TVStar - SCTV11 January 1, 2016 Nghịch Chiến Sinh Tử[4]


  1. ^ เรื่องย่อ "ตะวันตัดบูรพา". Manager Daily (in Thai). 2015-08-06. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  2. ^ รายชื่อผู้เข้าชิงรางวัล นาฏราช ครั้งที่ 7 ประจำปี 2558. PPTV HD (in Thai). 2016-05-31. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  3. ^ รางวัลนาฏราช ครั้งที่ 7 ทั้งหมด 33 รางวัล. PPTV HD (in Thai). 2016-06-12. Retrieved 2018-03-29.
  4. ^ "Phim Thái về đề tài thiện ác hút người xem TV Star-SCTV11" (in Vietnamese). 2016-01-01.