TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Country: India
Language: Hindi
Year: 2012
Running Time: 143 min
SYNOPSIS
If the parts of a ship are replaced, bit-by-bit, is it still the same ship?

An unusual photographer grapples with the loss of her intuitive brilliance as an aftermath of a clinical procedure; an erudite monk confronting an 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. Following the separate strands of their philosophical journeys, and their eventual convergence, Ship of Theseus explores questions of identity, justice, beauty, meaning and death.
CREDITS
Director Anand Gandhi
Producer Mukesh Shah
Writer Anand Gandhi
Cinematography Pankaj Kumar
Editor Adesh Prasad
Editor Sanyukta Kaza
Editor Satchit Puranik
Art Director Pooja Shetty
Art Director Rakesh Yadav
Music Rohit Sharma
Music Naren Chandaverkar
Music Benedict Taylor
Sound Gabor Erdelyi
Sound Tamas Szekely
Production Company Recyclewala Films
CAST
Aida El-Kashef as Alia Kamal
Neeraj Kabi as Maitreya
Sohum Shah as Navin
Faraz Khan as Vinay
Vinay Shukla as Charwaka
Amba Sanyal as Ajji
ADDITIONAL INFO
Opened the City to City section at Toronto International Film Festival 2012. Voted amongst the 15 life-changing films of all time by the Critics’ Circle, UK.
 
Anand Gandhi  | director
His previous shorts include RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW (2003) which won Best Short Film at Syracuse International Film Festival, the Audience Award at Shnit Film Festival, and screened in competition at Tribeca International Film Festival and CONTINUUM (2006) which won Best Film at the Hannover International Film Festival. 
Filmography
2012 SHIP OF THESEUS
2006 CONTINUUM (short)
2003 RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW (short)
 
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PUBLICITY & REVIEWS
Screen Daily
08-Sep-2012
Author: David D'Arcy
"Ship Of Theseus is a promising example Indian independent cinema, aiming at art and importance rather than mere profit."
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Variety
05-Feb-2013
Author: Jay Weissberg
"Indie Indian cinema has finally come of age on the international fest scene, and no film better demonstrates this than "Ship of Theseus." Tyro helmer Anand Gandhi's sophisticated look at the consequences of individual actions, spread across three Mumbai-set storylines, demonstrates an assured grasp of the philosophy he's promoting as well as the intricacies of cinematic language"
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AWARDS
Year Category Awarded By Award Result Award Recipient
2012 Best Screenplay Asian Film Award Winner Anand Gandhi
2012 Best Actress Dubai International Film Festival Winner Aida El-Kashef
2012 Jury Award for Technical Excellence Mumbai Academy of Moving Images (MAMI) Winner Pankaj Kumar
2012 Best Artistic Contribution Tokyo International Film Festival Winner Pankaj Kumar
2012 Contribution to Cinema Award Enlighten Nay Cinema Film Festival Winner Anand Gandhi
2012 Special Jury Mention BFI London Film Festival Winner Anand Gandhi
2013 Best Feature Film Indian Film Festival Los Angeles Honorable Mention Anand Gandhi
2013 Best Cinematography Transilvania International Film Festival Winner Pankaj Kumar
2013 Best Film Transilvania International Film Festival Winner Anand Gandhi