The Christian film industry is an umbrella term for films containing a Christian themed message or moral, produced by Christian filmmakers to a Christian audience, or even some films that are just marketed to Christians. They are often interdenominational films, but can also be films targeting a specific denomination of Christianity.
Popular mainstream studio productions of films with strong Christian messages or Biblical stories, like Ben-Hur, The Ten Commandments, The Passion of the Christ, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Book of Eli, and Machine Gun Preacher are not specifically part of the Christian film industry, being more agnostic about their audiences’ religious beliefs.
Many films from the Christian film industry are produced by openly confessing Christians in independent companies mainly targeting a Christian audience. This has been on the rise since the success of Sherwood Pictures’ Fireproof, the highest grossing independent film of 2008. The success of Fireproof may have been due in part to a door opened by the box office success of The Passion of the Christ.
Movie : Shanti Sandesam
Music : Vandematharam Srinivas
Director : P. Chandrasekhar Reddy
Year : 2004
Movie : Karunamayudu
Music : Joseph, V. Krishnamoorthy, B. Gopalam
Director : A. Bhimsingh
Singers : S.P. Balasubrahmanyam, V. Ramakrishna
Year : 1978