A professional bodyguard who failed to protect his Choti, most successful businessman, is fired by his employer’s son. The son inherits his fathers company but is then targeted by assassins who want to gain control of the estate. He is forced to hide out in the slums, where a kind family looks after him and he sparks up a relationship with their tomboy daughter. Meanwhile, the bodyguard is being chased all over by a gang of clumsy hitmen.
Booting lives in a small and peaceful village. One day a sacred Buddha statuette called Ong Bak is stolen from the village by an immoral businessman. It soon becomes the task of a voluntary young man, Boonting (Phanom Yeeram), to track down the thief in Bangkok and reclaim the religious treasure. Along the way, Boonting uses his astonishing athleticism and traditional Muay Thai skills to combat his adversaries.