Liang Hongyu's War Drum
- ScreenwriterSo Yung
During the Southern Song Dynasty, troops from the country Jin continuously attempt to invade the border region, while the central government turns a blind eye to it. To lure the officials to be on his side, Wei Liangchen sets up feasts at home, indulging everyone in happiness. The head of singing ladies Li Yingping excuses Liang Hongyu’s absence with her sickness. Liangchen is so angry that he puts the blame on the loyal General Han Shizhong. After being driven out from the feast, Shizhong meets Hongyu under the roof while taking shelter from rain. Hongyu, who is from a family of General, would like to fight against the Jin. Su Tiande reports that Liangchen plans to propose to Hongyu, and sends Yingping to the wicked Chancellor Qin Hui as a gift. To play tricks on the cunning Liangchen, the two pairs decide to escape and get married. While Shizhong guards the Double Wolf Gate, Liangchen betrays the country by guiding Jin Wushu to disguise as an injured General and to ask for Shizhong’s help. As soon as Shizhong falls into the trap and leaves the camp, the Jin troops burn down the city gate tower. The Song troops are forced to withdraw. Breaking through the gate, the Jin troops approach Yangtze River. The Han couple guards together this essential checkpoint. Liangchen lies to pry into military updates. While Hongyu provides false information to Liangchen, Shizhong lures the Jin troops to battle on water at Huang Tian Dang. Beating the war drums to boost morale, Hongyu leads the Song troops with Shizhong to defeat the enemy. The Song troops are so blissful to celebrate their victory.