“Bollywood” life-of-Jesus movies, then and now

A couple weeks ago, Asia News reported that a new film about the life of Jesus had just been produced in India. Called Christaayan, the film — actually a six-hour TV mini-series — was described as “the first Hindi production about Jesus” and the “first Bollywood-style movie about Jesus”.

There’s just one slight problem with that description: Christaayan was beaten to the punch over 30 years ago by a film called Dayasagar, which is Hindi for Oceans of Mercy. That film — which has also gone by the titles Karunamayudu and Karunamoorthy — has an official website here, and you can watch it in its entirety, albeit without subtitles, via YouTube, here:
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