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Ship of Theseus (2012)

 -  Drama  -  19 July 2013 (India)
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Explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker.

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Aida Elkashef ...
Aliya (as Aida El-Kashef)
Yogesh Shah ...
Doctor (as Dr. Yogesh Shah)
Faraz Khan ...
Vinay
Hannan Youssef ...
Aliya's mother
Narendra Shah ...
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Chitra Shah ...
Lady in the house
Manan Shah ...
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Aishwarya ...
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Balaji Janardhan ...
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Abbas K. ...
Blind & deaf people at the gallery
Bharat Pardesi ...
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Pradeep Sinha ...
Blind & deaf people at the gallery
Akhtar Bhale ...
Blind & deaf people at the gallery
Sidharth Meer ...
Art enthusiast 1
Bonnie Chenevier ...
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If the parts of a ship are replaced, bit-by-bit, is it still the same ship? A celebrated experimental photographer struggles with the loss of her intuitive genius as an unexpected aftermath of a physical change; an intellectual monk confronting a complex ethical dilemma with a long held ideology, has to choose between principle and death; and a young stockbroker, following the trail of a stolen kidney, learns how intricate morality could be. These disparate characters manifest philosophical dilemmas in their personal lives, but their narratives converge to reveal an even larger fabric of connections, meaning, beauty, existence and death in a delicately poetic finale. Written by Recyclewala

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How do you know where you end and where your environment begins?

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The title of the film, 'Ship of Theseus' alludes to the highly debated Theseus' paradox (also referred to as the Ship of Theseus). The paradox engages in the idea of identity: "If parts of an object are replaced with similar parts, does it remain the same?" Thus this concept is applied to human beings psychologically, ideologically and physically throughout the film. See more »

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Charwaka: I got you a gift. Alphabets. It's amazing how we imagine that just these few alphabets will someday arrange themselves in a way that everything will suddenly make perfect sense. A permutation of known words suddenly bringing forward a previously unknown meaning.
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Gem of a Cinema
21 July 2013 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Anand Gandhi's SHIP OF THESEUS is in one sentence an amazing story, amazingly shot. One rarely came across a film where narrative is powerful but the visuals add a whole new subtext, a new dimension to the overall experience. Without being too arty, intellectual or surreal, it is an original piece of cinema, where there are moments when you wish your characters to stay silent and they get into arguments and when you expect them to say the things, they stay silent yet speak a lot. It is a classic example of a wonderful use of the language of cinema. It engages your mind provided you have not left it at your home to watch a mindless entertainer. It is intense, sensitive thus overall a rare gem of cinema. Overall Good.


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