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Bollywood making film about Jesus

September 1, 2010


— The first Bollywood movie about the childhood of Jesus will be shot in the Holy Land in the coming months, Indian filmmakers said Tuesday.

Director Singeetham Srinivasa Rao said his production will be narrated in four languages and feature an all-Indian cast of child actors and seven devotional songs.

Producer Konda Krishnam Raju told a news conference that the film focuses on the childhood of Jesus, a contrast with other movies that depict the later years. “This is the first presentation of this type in Bollywood history,” he said.

While the movie has special significance for Christians, it is “intended for a global audience,” Rao said.

Christians in India number 24 million, or about 2.3 percent of the country’s population.

Religious Indian films have traditionally used child actors to highlight the “innocence, sanctity and divinity” of religious figures, the director said. Rao’s film will follow that tradition, using the child actors to depict adult characters as well as children.


tange 3 years, 7 months ago

I'm sure many of you have seen this...

"... according to the Gospel of Matthew, when Jesus was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane before the Crucifixion, Judas Iscariot had to indicate to the soldiers whom Jesus was because they could not tell him apart from his disciples.... What did Jesus look like? An answer has emerged from an exciting new field of science: forensic anthropology...."

"... The historic record also resolved the issue of Jesus's height. From an analysis of skeletal remains, archeologists had firmly established that the average build of a Semite male at the time of Jesus was 5 ft. 1 in., with an average weight of about 110 pounds. Since Jesus worked outdoors as a carpenter until he was about 30 years old, it is reasonable to assume he was more muscular and physically fit than westernized portraits suggest. His face was probably weather-beaten, which would have made him appear older, as well...."


beatrice 3 years, 7 months ago

I wonder if he will be shown singing and dancing. Bollywood is good at that stuff.


blindrabbit 3 years, 7 months ago

Great a Hindi Jesus; boy that ought to get Mel Gibson worked-up. Also, no kissing allowed, just ask Richard Gere.


Flap Doodle 3 years, 7 months ago

Next up, a film all about Mo. Imagine the jolly fun that will provoke.


mr_right_wing 3 years, 7 months ago

Whaaa? I'm not for once going to be in agreement with bozo am I?

Are you getting at the fact that more likely than not Jesus was not the blond long-haired blue eyed aryan He is portrayed as 90% of the time? He was most likely dark-skinned with short curly hair. (The beard part is most likely right.) From what the Bible says (it doesn't go into a whole lot of detail) He was rather plain as far as looks go.

The whole long-hair thing makes no sense when you look at what the Bible says in I Cor 11:14.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 3 years, 7 months ago

But where are they going to find a blond, blue-eyed Indian?


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