Directed by P. A. Thomas
Written by Thomas Pictures Unit
Music by M. S. Viswanathan
Director P. A. Thomas
Produced by Thomas
Screenplay by P. A. Thomas
Initial release 1973
M. N. Nambiar
K. P. Ummar
V. N. Ramaswamy
Box office 11.6 million INR (US$180,000)
Cast Jayalalithaa, Gemini Ganesan, Thikkurissy Sukumaran Nair, Jayabharathi, M N Nambiar
Jesus is a 1973 Malayalam language film (also dubbed into Tamil language) directed by P. A. Thomas and starring Murali Das, Gemini Ganesan, Jayabharathi, Jayalalitha, Thikkurissy, M. N. Nambiar, K. P. Ummar, Jose Prakash, Bahadoor, V. K. Ramasamy.
King Herod has ruled Judea for over 37 years and believes himself to be supreme. When three wise men from the Far East come to visit him, he is initially pleased, but this pleasure turns to anger when he finds out that they have traveled all the way to witness the birth of the son of God. After they depart, he instructs his Prime Minister to kill all children under the age of 2 years. Herod's instructions are carried out, but they don't find the baby Jesus, born in a stable in Bethlehem. Jesus, son of Joseph and virgin Mary, has been destined to lead mankind to a better path but must face many challenges, temptations, betrayal from ones he trusted the most, humiliation, torture, crucification, and resurrection.
The music was composed by K. J. Yesudas, M. S. Viswanathan, Alleppey Ranganath and Joseph Krishna and lyrics was written by Sreekumaran Thampi, P. Bhaskaran, Bharanikkavu Sivakumar, Augustine Vanchimala, and Vayalar Ramavarma.
1Allelooya (Bit)Joseph Krishna0:46
2AthyunnathangalilP Jayachandran - B Vasantha4:39
3Dharaniyil (Bit)K J Yesudas0:28