Jayalalithaa, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister who passed away in Chennai on December 5, had been a top-rated actress in the 70s.
She had acted in around 28 films with Tamil superstar MGR.
Jayalalithaa, however, acted in only one Malayalam movie -- Jesus. The film that featured the life of Christ in Malayalam was released on December 21, 1973, just before Christmas. It was a huge hit and that prompted the makers to come up with a Tamil version of the movie.
Jesus, directed by P. A. Thomas also stars Murali Das, Gemini Ganesan, Jayabharathi, Thikkurissy, M. N. Nambiar, K. P. Ummar, Jose Prakash, Bahadoor, V. N. Ramaswamy, and Sasirekha.
Jayalalithaa played the role of Salomi in the movie.
Watch a video clip (Tamil version) of the Movie: