Everybody loves a good tranny comedy, and The Iron Ladies (2000) and The Iron Ladies 2 (2004) were a hoot. This year, the franchise is back with a third instalment, and instead of calling it The Iron Ladies 3, it’s Iron Ladies Roar!

I was just looking at the photos of the actors and thinking that they look somewhat familiar.

Under that thick veil of makeup, they could be anyone. Check them out.

Rattapoom Tokongsup (Film) plays Mui, the leader of the Iron Ladies team.

Rattapoom Tokongsup (Film) plays Mui, the leader of the Iron Ladies team.

Doesn’t she look like:

Kara Hui as Wu Ze Tian in Women of the Tang Dynasty

Kara Hui as Wu Ze Tian in Women of the Tang Dynasty. Credit: gb.cri.cn

Still can’t see it?

Kara Hui as a glamorous imperial concubine. Credit: Funn Lim

Kara Hui as a glamorous imperial concubine. Credit: Funn Lim

Here’s Parunyu Rojanawatitham as KanTok, a mouthy transvestite who loves to infuriate others.

Credit: Golden Village Pictures

Parunyu Rojanawatitham as KanTok. Credit: Golden Village Pictures

Doesn’t she look like:

Sorry, Angelababy. Credit: wallpaperus.org

Sorry, Angelababy. Credit: wallpaperus.org

And here she is again… (I think. I’m having problems telling them apart just by looking at the stills.)

Credit: Golden Village Pictures.

Credit: Golden Village Pictures.

At first, I thought that she’s channelling Cecilia Cheung:

Cecilia Cheung in The Lion Roars 2. Credit: sina.com.cn

Cecilia Cheung in The Lion Roars 2. Credit: sina.com.cn

I mean, they both look gorgeous. Then I realised that her likeness to a younger Takuya Kimura is more striking!

Takuya Kimura in period costume. This picture was used by news.xinhuanet.com in 2013. Credit: news.xinhuanet.com

Takuya Kimura in period costume. This picture was used by news.xinhuanet.com in 2013. Credit: news.xinhuanet.com

Which is your favourite doppelgänger pair?

Mui and Kara?

Mui and Kara Hui?

KanTok and Angelababy?

KanTok and Angelababy?

KanTok and Takuya Kimura?

KanTok and Takuya Kimura?

Synopsis of movie:

The Iron Ladies team is back! The members are now in their forties and are watching an exciting international volleyball match between Thailand and Japan. The ladies cannot bear to compare it with their Iron Ladies playing style. They are now recalling their glorious past.

Coach Bee invited Mui to join Lampang team. However, Mui was hesitatant to join the team because there were many members missing in the team. Jung and Parn volunteered to search and recruit the missing team members. After the team is complete, they undergo intensive training to get back in shape and consequently won the first place of Northern Thailand Volleyball Championship.

Nevertheless, an unexpected incident happened after their victory and miserably scattered their team. Coach Bee and Mui started to gather their team back for an upcoming Thailand National Volleyball Championship. Will they pick themselves up and bring back their glory days?

Iron Ladies Roar! opened in cinemas on 9 April.