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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aida Elkashef ...
Aliya (as Aida El-Kashef)
Yogesh Shah ...
Doctor (as Dr. Yogesh Shah)
Faraz Khan ...
Vinay
Hannan Youssef ...
Aliya's mother
Narendra Shah ...
'Uncle'
Chitra Shah ...
Lady in the house
Manan Shah ...
Kid in the house
Aishwarya ...
Girl with the blindfold
Balaji Janardhan ...
Blind & deaf people at the gallery
Abbas K. ...
Blind & deaf people at the gallery
Bharat Pardesi ...
Blind & deaf people at the gallery
Pradeep Sinha ...
Blind & deaf people at the gallery
Akhtar Bhale ...
Blind & deaf people at the gallery
Sidharth Meer ...
Art enthusiast 1
Bonnie Chenevier ...
Art enthusiast 2
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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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Director Anand Gandhi uploaded the original film and 6-hour long extra feature online in November, 2013 asking individuals or entities to edit and carve the film as a whole to bring different interpretations. He would later conduct a festival in Mumbai for the entries. See more »

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Aaliya Kamal: A frog once asked a centipede how is it able to walk on a hundred feet, so gracefully synchronized while the frog finds it difficult to manage even two. The centipede took a moment to analyze its own walk and was baffled. So as it tried to walk further its feet got entangled and it tripped.
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Batau Aaya Levan Ne
Kabir Bhajan performed by Mukhtiyar Ali
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Very deep. Watch it with an open mind.
18 January 2014 | by (India) – See all my reviews

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Ship of Theseus is a very different cinematic experience. It moves you, it makes you think about life in a different way. The characters, the narrative don't ever leave you. Anand Gandhi is definitely a talent to look out for.

There are three different stories. Each with a different plot but same destination. The first one brings you in life of a girl who had lost her eyesight due to cornea and does photography. The second one is about a monk who should have an organ transplant. And the third one is about a stockbroker who just had a kidney transplant.

The stories instantaneously connect with you. It's hard to decide which one of the three is the best. I would say the three altogether make one of the finest movies ever made in India. And it would not be wrong to say that it is the best Indian movie of the year.

The performances are very real. Specially Neeraj Sir. The direction and cinematography are exceptional.

At last, I would like to say that It is not a usual Indian movie. Go with your brains and you'll experience something you've never experienced before.


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