Bollywood to make Baby Jesus film

Bollywood is to make its first film about the childhood of Jesus.

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 said 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 per cent 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.

American makeup artist Christien Tinsley, who earned an Academy Award nomination for his work on The Passion of the Christ, will also be involved in the film.

Aditya Productions plans to release the movie next year in English and three Indian languages – Telugu, Hindi and Malayalam. South Indian star Pawan Kalyan will narrate the Telugu and Malayalam versions, while other well known actors will narrate the English and Hindi versions, the filmmakers said.

You can be assured that questions of youth and sex will be handled with the same innocence and gentleness as any Hindu film. And that won’t make the least little bit of difference to American fundamentalist hypocrites.

Har!

4 thoughts on “Bollywood to make Baby Jesus film

  1. karan says:

    ”You can be assured that questions of youth and sex will be handled with the same innocence and gentleness as any Hindu film. And that won’t make the least little bit of difference to American fundamentalist hypocrites”

    what do you mean by this? this is so stupid….ok anyways i am indian myself and the world really needs the message of christ…the message of this movie is to spread love….and i am sure they will come out with that great message..

    • god says:

      The message of the movie won’t mean a tinker’s damn to most American fundamentalist xhristians. Xenophobia, sectarian hatred, fear and resentment will prevail.

      That seems to be the obvious point of the post. If you believe otherwise? Well, snuggle up to your bible because your peers in the Bible Belt ain’t gonna keep you warm.

    • moss says:

      Even the prim and prude hypocrisies of Indian filmmakers will mean little to American redneck Christians. “How dare these people make a movie about our Baby Jesus?!”

      Bollywood is a worldclass craft unheard of in the bowels of the bible belt. That someone other than a born-again bigot would dare to produce such a film would probably be classed as a capital offense by the Mississippi legislature.

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