Director:Cecil B. DeMille
Cast : Charlton Heston,Yul Brynner,Anne Baxter,Edward G. Robinson
The Ten Commandments is an 1956 Epic film.i still remember the olden day when i first saw this movie with my friends in my hometown when i was studying in school.i was simply amazed by the parting of the sea in the climax.Feels great today that i have watched this movie in a big screen,which is a must.It was a strong contender IN 1956 Oscars for “Around the world in 80 days” and for “The King and I” and it lost most of its nominations and gained only one for Best visual effects which i wonder till date.But for me it deserves most of the Awards and above all Awards.Ben-hur,The Ten commandments and Cleopatra are the Epic masterpieces and non comparable with anyone.
Film opens and the Viewers feels back to 1391 BCE and start to get amazed by the sets and the costumes,cinematography and the visual effects and more towards the gripping dialogues.Bithiah finds an infant on a basket which floats on the banks of Nile while she is having bath at the banks of Nile along with her fellow entertainers.She is the daughter of Pharaoh, Rameses I.She is a widower and has no child.She wishes to have the baby and brought up as her own son.She names him as Moses (Charlton Heston).Moses is an epic biblical character who plays the lead role and the story revolves around him throughout the film.When Moses grows, he actively take part and won battles in his dynasty.Nefretiri (Anne Baxter) the next to be thrown in the kingdom loves Moses and wishes to marry him.
But Pharaoh Rameses II (Yul Brynner) who wish to be on the throne wants to marry Nefretiri.Nefretiri dislikes Rameses II. Rameses II feels Moses as his enemy for his throne desire.In meantime Nefretiri came to know the secret that Moses is not a prince rather a son of Hebrew.But though she continues to love Moses.Rameses II then plans and make Moses to leave the city.Moses loves his people and he is a saviour among them as he wants to free the slave people.Later Moses get the ten commandments directly from the god to preach among people.Finally Moses and his people leaves Egypt and heads towards Israel and appoints Joshua as his successor.