malayalam - italian and english subt., 123', col., 35 mm, India, 2010
Shyamaprasad, Kiran Prabhakar
Sanu Vargheese John
Manisha Koirala, Nayantara, Prakashraj
Inspired from the ancient Greek myth, Elektra is a psycho-sensual drama, a rueful journey into the bruised familial bonds of an aristocratic household in Kerala.
Elektra, overly devoted to her father Abraham and enraged by her mother Diana's adulterous relationship, lives in a world torn between passion and obsession. When Abraham is found dead under mysterious circumstances Elektra, consumed with rage and envy, decides to wreak vengeance on her mother, whom she believes had poisoned her beloved father. Elektra eventually involves his brother Edwin and persuades him to kill his mother's lover. Revenge and deaths ensue as if crimes were contagious till the end, when Elektra, now completely alone, has to face the worst.
Three times winner of the President's Prize for the Best Regional Film, Shyamaprasad's the one of the finest filmmaking talent of India today. After completing his degree in Theatre Arts from the School of Drama of Calicut University, he awarded the Commonwealth scholarship in 1989 and he did his Masters in Media Productions at the Hull University, U.K. He has also worked as media researcher for BBC, Pebble Mill studios. Some of his most interesting work has been with Channel Four Televisions of Britain for their multi-racial programs. His features for TV and cinema have won him several national and provincial awards.