Be it Abraham, Isaac, Edwin, Elektra or Diana, all have negative shades. They all feel love, possessiveness and have hidden agendas for their loved ones.Life is like that and every relationship has its own rights and wrongs".The film premiered at the International Film Festival of India in November 2010.It made its international premiere at the 7th Dubai International Film Festival.Most of Shyamaprasad's previous works were adaptations of published novels or plays.About the adaptation of Elektra, Shyamaprasad said: "My film is a modern retelling of the Greek classic in a Malayali setting.
When Elektra's brother, Edwin (Skanda Ashok) – who is plagued by an Oedipus complex – arrives for the funeral, Elektra tells him about their mother's alleged affair.
In Elektra my central character happens to be a female and she is a woman with all these feelings. It is a critical and fundamental question that is being examined in an emotional family story.
I like presenting the different shades of women which are often neglected"."The film goes into the dark depths of the soul. It is not overly philosophical until the very end when Diana, the lead character, evolves into this wiser and better person"."All human beings have their grey areas and I am more interested in exploring that. The story unravels in Amarath the ancestral house of Abraham, which has a long history of mysterious deaths and sly relations.
I often felt that it has got the entire recipe for a good film.
After Ritu, when I was thinking about my next film, this Greek drama resurfaced. That was when I thought adapting Electra for the silver screen would be a challenge worth taking.