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Ship of Theseus (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 19 July 2013 (India)
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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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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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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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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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Naham Janami
Composed by: Rohit Sharma
Written by: Anand Gandhi
Translated in Prakrit by: Chandrasen
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A Thought provoking genius
24 July 2013 | by jayeshb-746-40126See all my reviews

I went for the movie with nil expectations though i was aware of the genre. But it impressed me beyond excellence at the end. The movie presents three stories seemingly different from one another but the way the different threads of the stories get intertwined at the end into one beautiful fabric is an absolute pleasure to the senses. As per me I perceived there were multiple layers to the story each layer contributing as an example in some way to the ship of theseus paradox. The way in which it subtly presents the fact that if something changes in us, we do not remain the same person from thereon. This change may be a change in the way we perceive the world, or a change in our belief system , or a change in our attitude towards other people. The next layer of the story is what amazed me most , which consists of bringing the three stories together to show how a human being is not just flesh and bones but comprises of ideas, emotions, beliefs etc. What makes each one of us different is our thought process, our ideas, our choices and many other things. A very simple example to state such theory could be a case of twins who share the same progeny, the some womb, the same features but end up completely different. I guess i have already said a lot, if your brain has a good appetite for thought this is the movie for you.


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