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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

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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 ...
'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 ...
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Bonnie Chenevier ...
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Storyline

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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Trivia

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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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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Performed by Rupesh Tillu and Efva-Wiktoria Rodell (as Efwa-Wiktoria Rodell)
Piano Emma Gilljam
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A visual expression of Theseus' Paradox...Just Simply Amazing!!!
24 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

Well, I'll keep this plain, short and simple. I have no clue why this film is rated so low. In my opinion this film is an exceptional piece of art. The director keeps you hooked on to the movie right from the very start. You might be left wondering what is happening here but as the movie reaches it's conclusion, you will be left mesmerized. Each story has its own moments, its own ideas. Each idea is so subtly and thoughtfully expressed, I was left spell bound.The overall experience watching this movie actually raises thoughts in your mind about the issues discussed so beautifully. I saw this one at a film festival and in my opinion, this was the best film in the fest. 10/10


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