X’mas Flashbacks | The drop-dead handsome Snapaka Yohannan (1963) and the memorable Kanyakumari trio

[ Remitha on X’mas and its movies, from her Wonder Years.]

Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur
Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur

Thanks to fourteen years in a school run by nuns, Christmas inevitably brings to mind Charlton Heston angrily parting the Red Sea or trying to give water to Jesus struggling with the Cross. (As an aside, I simply loved how they never showed Jesus’ face throughout Ben-Hur, but just gave visual clues. It all seems pretty obvious now, but as a little kid, my puzzle-loving mind was thrilled to make the connection.)

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