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    Three facts not many would know about Exodus, the Biblical epic releasing today

    Indian connect: Indira Varma, will be seen alongside Christian Bale in Ridley Scott’s Exodus: Gods and Kings, playing the High Priestess Miriam, sister of Moses (Bale). Varma born to an Indian father and a Swiss mother, made her film debut in Mira Nair’s film, Kama Sutra:A Tale of Love, in 1996, and has since done many leading roles.

    Croaking numbers: Enough has been said about the elaborate sets. In one scene, 400 frogs were brought on the set, with six frog handlers, a frog handler dog and a one-metre high frog fence. Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani, who plays Nefertari, Ramesses’s wife, had to pretend to be asleep, even as a large bag of live frogs would be emptied over her head.

    Bale attack: The first movie Christian Bale chose to watch when he got the part in the movie was Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. In a recent interview, Bale described his character in the film as a ‘freedom fighter’ and a ‘terrorist’ against the slaveholding Egyptian empire. “[He was] absolutely seen as a freedom fighter. A terrorist, in terms of the Egyptian empire. What would happen to Moses if he arrived today? Drones would turn out after him, right?” he had asked.

    Exodus: Gods and Kings is scheduled to
    release today.

    — Team Indulge

    action-jackson-0aAction Jackson
    Director: Prabhu Deva
    Cast: Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha
    A story about a small time crook Vishy (Devgn), who finds a deadly secret that lands him in Bangkok to meet a dangerous Mafia don.
    Did you know? The actor, who has never worn a hat on screen in his 23 years in the industry, wore one in this film because the director asked him to.

    NOTED CARNATIC VOCALIST TM KRISHNA./EXPRESS/OSHO.G.K./(INTERN)One
    Director: Jayendra Panchapakesan Cast: TM Krishna
    This is a one-of-a-kind concert film that features Carnatic singer T M Krishna performing in forests, by lakes and on hills. Instead of the usual performances, this concert film will have 10 songs by Krishna in different languages like Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.
    Did you know? The film is completely shot in the Nilgiris, without any accompaniments.

    la_ca_1111_bhopal_a_prayer_for_rainBhopal: A Prayer for Rain
    Director: Ravi Kumar
    Cast: Mischa Barton, Martin Sheen
    This movie is based on the biggest man made industrial disaster —the Bhopal Gas tragedy.
    Did you know? The film is inspired by a book Bhopal – Lessons Of A Gas Tragedy written by Sanjoy Hazarika. The director said, ‘‘The book was so intriguing and thrilling that I was bound to take the first four pages as it is in my script.’’
    —Team Indulge

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