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Ship of Theseus (2012)

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.

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Anand Gandhi

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

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Drama

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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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INR 12,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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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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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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Naham Janami
Composed by: Rohit Sharma
Written by: Anand Gandhi
Translated in Prakrit by: Chandrasen
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Very deep. Watch it with an open mind.
18 January 2014 | by moviesticsSee all my reviews

Review #2.

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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