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Ship of Theseus Movie Review

18 July 2013 7:28 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

Ship of Theseus is the first feature film from director Anand Gandhi, and, as its title   suggests, it explores the philosophical concept of the paradox of Theseus.  As described by the Greek philosopher Plutarch, the paradox is this:  if an object has any or all of its parts replaced, does it remain the same object?

The film, then, traces the stories of three individuals, all of whom are affected by this conundrum.  Each of them must deal with the change that is wrought in their lives and in themselves either after an organ transplant (in the case of the photographer Aliya and the stockbroker Nivan), or before it (the monk Maitreya).

Aliya (Aida Elkashef) is blind as a result of a corneal infection.  Despite this, she works as a photographer, relying on her intuition to fuel her creative output.  In addition, she has developed a way of working with her »

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