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Directed by:
Adoor Gopalakrishnan

"Elippathayam" (also known as "Rat-Trap") is a Drama film directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan, released on March 27 of 1983 in the USA.

Who directed "Elippathayam":

Elippathayam was directed by Adoor Gopalakrishnan, an Indian writer, and director.

After Elippathayam, Adoor Gopalakrishnan directed Vidheyan, released in 1994.

What was the release date of "Elippathayam":

Elippathayam was initally released in the United States on Sunday, March 27, 1983. Also released on this day were Joe's Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads (dir. Spike Lee) and Wend Kuuni (dir. Gaston Kaboré). This was thirty-four (34) years ago.

What is the Storyline of "Elippathayam":

The film revolves around a middle-aged man Unni and his three sisters; and their struggle to let go of Kerala's feudal system of life. His elder sister fights for her share of the property, whilst his obedient younger sister works for Unni like a slave. Eventually, succumbing to the adverse conditions surrounding him, he withdraws like a rat into a hole. The Rat Trap acts as a metaphor to understand how the women are placed within the feudal system of Kerala. Gopalakrishnan says in his interview that the [...]

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