Ong Bak 2: The Beginning is a 2008 martial arts film from Thailand. During the 15th century, Tien (Tony Jaa) is the rambunctious son of Lord Sihadecho (Santisuk Promsiri), the wise leader of a peaceful kingdom. When the evil Lord Rajasena (Sarunyoo Wongkrachang) sends assassins to kill Sihadecho and his family, Tien is the only one to escape. However, his escape is not without difficulty, and he is ultimately apprehended by slave traders. The slave traders throw Tien into a pit with a crocodile and are shocked to discover the young man's phenomenal fighting skills. A group of warriors eventually free Tien from the slave traders, and their leader, Chernang (Sorapong Chatree), decides to raise Tien as his own son and train him to be a great warrior. Still desperate to avenge the murder of his family, Tien decides to try and kill Lord Rajasena, but hundreds of the evil lord's soldiers stand between Tien and ultimate justice.