The man is 52, and yet retains his youthful vibe. His dark-framed glasses, besides his bright face, are what help us recognise him. He shows up slightly late, as to be expected from a founder, top executive, chief brain and nerve centre of one of the country's most powerful showbiz companies. On his desk is a dish of egg tarts, his choice sweet. He smiles and invites us to join him. Outside the office window of Workpoint Entertainment stretches out the vast, dry, flat, skyscraper-less expanse of Pathum Thani.
Yak the Giant King is Ramayana meets Wizard of Oz at a crossroads in Thailand.
Prapas Cholsaranon talks about robots. He talks about the colour, the material and the world in which he's chosen to populate them. He goes on at length about the 10-faced ogre that's proof, perhaps, of the omnipresence of the One. Is that Hinduism? Bhagvad Gita? Ramayana? Pantheism? It could be all or nothing. Or it could be, we gather, the joy and the gist of the first film he works as director, a much-awaited feature-length animated film called Yak The Giant King.
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