Movie Review – Ben-Hur

Posted: February 16, 2016 in Movie Reviews
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When a film is appreciated for ages, there must be some reason for it. When I watched this film for the first time, my friend had said that his family used to watch this film like watching spider man, superman etc. I was still skeptical to watch this four hour film. How could a film which runs for four hour couldn’t bore you. Well… I got an answer for this question through this film.


Ben-Hur is an example for timeless epic, maybe that’s why it was for four hours. Everything so meticulously planned and carried out. Even for a single shot of a carpenter you see a whole lot of wood in different shape and size in the background. So the detailing is not only restricted to the grandeur but to add to the ingenuity of the movie too.

Ben-Hur follows the Jaws strategy of Spielberg where you hardly see the shark and that’s why you always have that fear. In the same way, even though it’s a story which involves Jesus, you hardly see him, thus making you want to see him every time. Except for the final crucifixion scene, almost every scene was carefully masked.

I don’t know why Charlton Heston was so celebrated. Sivaji Ganesan was called as Charlton Heston of Indian cinema. But Sivaji Ganesan wins the race by leaps and bounds if at all there is a comparison.

To make a film like Ben-Hur it would require a lot of belief. Belief that you can make one such film and whatever you are making is as per your belief.

  1. Jerry says:

    You might as well, stop writing (I would say scribbling) and concentrate if you have a regular 9 – 5 job. Total waste of my time, reading this…

  2. arvind says:

    i always belive – this is the story of Jesus Christ..

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