On July 3, popularly known as St.Thomas day, the Tamilnadu Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi inaugurated the mega project to film the life and times of Apostle Thomas (St. Thomas). St.Thomas is known as apostle of Kerala.It is believed that he travelled to India to spread the message of Jesus Christ after the death and resurrection of Jesus in the first century AD.
The project estimates around Rs.500-million ($12 million) and is being supported by the St. Thomas Apostle of India Trust, set up by the Catholic Archdiocese of Mylapore.
According to Indian Christian tradition, St. Thomas landed in Kodungallur in Kerala in 52 AD. It is believed that St.Thomas was killed by people who were opposing his activities in India and cremated in a hillock called St. Thomas Mount, in Chennai's outskirts in 72 AD.His remains were kept in the magnificent Santhome church,before taken to Italy.
News reports indicates that Hollywood actor James Caviezel ('The Passion of The Christ') might play the role of Christ.Also leading south Indian actors will appear in the movie.But nothing is confirmed..
Hope for a mega movie!!
St.Thomas Mout Church Chennai
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