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Jesus in India
Jesus in India
Actors: Yitzchok Adlerstein, Ramesh Bajpai, Corrado Balducci, Chidananda, Brother Chidananda
Director: Paul Davids
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2009     1hr 37min

A seeker?s quest across 4000 miles of India in search of answers about where Jesus was during the ?Hidden Years? from ages 12 to 30. The New Testament is silent on those years, however in India there is an ancient traditio...  more »

     
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Actors: Yitzchok Adlerstein, Ramesh Bajpai, Corrado Balducci, Chidananda, Brother Chidananda
Director: Paul Davids
Creators: Paul Davids, Anil Urmil, Robert Rotstan
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Documentary
Studio: Indieblitz Releasing
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 08/11/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 37min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

The adventure of a life time!
A. Khan | New Malden, Surrey United Kingdom | 05/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a must see for anyone interested in the historical Jesus. The idea at first seems far fetched - Jesus in India? Yet, as we look in to the legends and traditions we find out that it is accepted by most people, including the Catholic Church, that one of Jesus' disciples - Thomas - founded a Church in India - so could Jesus have gone there?

The documentary leaves no stone unturned. The film makers talk to Catholic professors, Biblical scholar Elaine Pagels, the esteemed Hindu leader the Shankaracharya of Puri, a Muslim scholar, the Dali Lama. One of the most colourful characters is Corrado Balducci from the Vatican who flatly denies all the claims about Jesus in India and claims they are fabrications. A very interesting section of the film contrasts his comments with the Shankarcharya who insists Jesus was India during his youth.

The film is a visual and audio treat - the rich colours of India combined with a wonderful musical soundtrack - so rich that its been released as a 40+ track CD.

The DVD comes with a ton of bonus material - which allows viewer to dig deeper in to some of the questions and issues surrounding this material. One interesting inclusion in the bonus feature is the Q&A session that took place after a screening of the film with questions from the audience put to a panel of those involved in the film.

A wonderful adventure and a thought provoking journey - get your copy ASAP!"
Interesting and Unbiased
The Bodhiman | USA | 05/20/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Although a familiar assertion and the subject of a number of books, never has the question been more thoroghly and without bias been reported on before, at least not to my knowledge. If you are at all interested in the facts about the possibility of Jesus having been in India learning about Buddhism and other insights to life, this DVD does a more than admirable job in presenting the facts in both an enjoyable and informative way. I'm a teacher of Buddhism and I am showing it to my classes of students, who are Christians, Jews and Muslims. I recommend Jesus in India."
This is a fascinating DVD for both religious and non-religio
Anne Strieber | 06/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"We interviewed this filmmaker about "Jesus in India" on our internet radio show and it was listened to by people with a wide range of religious beliefs and they all found it fascinating. It doesn't TELL you what to think, it just offers information so that YOU can make up your own mind. I think that only the most close-minded people would reject it (and I wonder if they really saw it or just object to the title?)--Anne Strieber, [...]"
Jesus in India is true
Elizabeth | 07/21/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For my entire life, I have heard the oral teachings of Jesus's years in India. I cried tears of joy while watching Paul David's beautiful film because suddenly I understood why this information is so important to the world at this particular time.

There is one way for each of us to travel to enlightenment, and each way may be different but equally as sacred. This is what Jesus taught and exemplified with his life. To think that a soul of this magnitude would belong to one group and that by doing so, would make all other God loving people wrong, is absurd to me. Please open your heart and your mind and watch this film. Paul Davids has, as usual, made an important film of both truth and beauty that will impact peoples thinking for years to come.

Elizabeth Gaylynn Baker
Spirit Productions"