The film explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death through an experimental photographer, an ailing monk and a young stockbroker.


Anand Gandhi


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aydah El-Kashef ... Aliya (as Aida El-Kashef)
Yogesh Shah Yogesh Shah ... Doctor (as Dr. Yogesh Shah)
Faraz Khan 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


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 »


Navin: If a ship is replaced part by part up to a point where not a single original part remains in it, is it still the same ship?
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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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Celebrating life in a brilliant way
22 July 2013 | by abhinandan-duttaSee all my reviews

Well,after waiting for a long time I went for the first show and the film shocked me.The film marks a new era in Indian independent movie making.Gandhi used three inter inter related stories to find some eternal questions of mankind like life and death,salvation,purpose of life,creation,beauty etc.All these questions came up through a blind photographer,a rigid monk and a stock broker.Brilliant cinematography and music set the right flow for the movie to reach its conclusion.I can tell you that after you will come out of the theater,the movie will make u think and will ask you for the answers of the questions it raised.Till then we can wait for some more good works from the rating 8/10

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Release Date:

19 July 2013 (India) See more »

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Himachal Pradesh, India See more »


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INR12,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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