Shyamaprasad’s new drama inspired by classics
Shyamaprasad’s penchant for drawing from timeless literary works is evident in his latest movie about troubled relationships, a project that the South Indian director has been revisiting for two decades.
Shyamaprasad’s new movie, Electra, in the Malayalam language with English subtitles, will be released in India and the UAE next month.
“It’s basically a story of a family where there is conflict,” he said. “It’s about how when one love is set against the other, it splinters the family. It explores the basic human need to be loved. The structure kept changing and improving over the last 20 years.”
The inspiration provided by the classics has served Shyamaprasad well in the past. He has won several Indian national and state awards for six films inspired by writers from the French novelist Albert Camus to the Indian author Sunil Gangopadhyay.