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Not Rated | | Drama | 19 July 2013 (India)
The film explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker.

Director:

Anand Gandhi

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aida Elkashef ... Aliya (as Aida El-Kashef)
Yogesh Shah Yogesh Shah ... Doctor (as Dr. Yogesh Shah)
Faraz Khan ... Vinay
Hannan Youssef Hannan Youssef ... Aliya's mother
Narendra Shah Narendra Shah ... 'Uncle'
Chitra Shah Chitra Shah ... Lady in the house
Manan Shah Manan Shah ... Kid in the house
Aishwarya Aishwarya ... Girl with the blindfold
Balaji Janardhan Balaji Janardhan ... Blind & deaf people at the gallery
Abbas K. Abbas K. ... Blind & deaf people at the gallery
Bharat Pardesi Bharat Pardesi ... Blind & deaf people at the gallery
Pradeep Sinha Pradeep Sinha ... Blind & deaf people at the gallery
Akhtar Bhale Akhtar Bhale ... Blind & deaf people at the gallery
Sidharth Meer Sidharth Meer ... Art enthusiast 1
Bonnie Chenevier Bonnie Chenevier ... Art enthusiast 2
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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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Taglines:

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

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Drama

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India | Netherlands

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English | Arabic | Swedish | Hindi

Release Date:

19 July 2013 (India) See more »

Also Known As:

Thészeusz hajója See more »

Filming Locations:

Himachal Pradesh, India See more »

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Budget:

INR 12,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

To portray the ailing physical condition of Maitreya, Neeraj Kabi lost close to 17 kilos over four months, through a rigorous diet and exercise routine. Through this period, Kabi's fragile state deterred him from taking on any additional acting or theatre work. See more »

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Maitreya: We are all blind men trying to see the elephant.
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From album "som Pansar" (2010)
Music by Zackarias (Kenny Lundström, Anton Prydz, Martin Mansson, Robin Lundström
Lyrics by Anton Prydz
Produced by Peter Samuelsson/Robin Lundström
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Send this to the Oscars! It will make history.
19 July 2013 | by ramankum94See all my reviews

I've been hearing about this movie for a long time. Directors like Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar (who I admire) praised this movie unconditionally. And they were right! I have few words to say because I'm so moved by this film that I don't know how to put into words.

This is a film that makes the 100 years of Indian Cinema's history look like zero compared to this. Maybe I'm praising it too much. But this can join the list with Mother India, Pyaasa, Sahib, Biwi Aur Gulaam and Sholay as one of the greatest Indian movies ever made.

There are three stories in the movie that ends together in the end. I don't want to talk about because that would ruin everything. Just watch it!

I can't end this review without talking about the Camera-work. It's brilliant! Pankaj Kumar is the next big thing as far as the cinematography department is concerned.

And finally, as Indians, we should encourage this movie, it deserves to be watched. It makes you think. It raises questions.

Anand Gandhi is my new genius! Take a bow man, you made us proud!


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