Anand Gandhi’s Ship Of Theseus to release on 19th July, 2013

Posted: May 14, 2013 by moifightclub in cast & crew, cinema, Indie, News
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Ship Of Theseus We have been hearing about the news since last few months. Finally, the official announcement is out. Kiran Rao loved the film and she is now releasing Anand Gandhi’s film Ship Of Theseus with the help of UTV.

This is a great initiative. Hopefully she will continue to release more such films. And we need more people like her because they can make it happen. Because making films have become easier but releasing them in theatres seems like an impossible task. Especially when there’s no alternative platform or venues for non-mainstream films. And when the focus is only money and opening weekend collection, nobody wants to think beyond that. A film like Ship Of Theseus deserves to be seen.

Here’s the official synopsis….

If the parts of a ship are replaced, bit-by-bit, is it still the same ship?

An unusual photographer, celebrated for her intuitive work, successfully captures the essence of her experience in her photography. However, she also struggles with insecurities over authorship in the context of larger questions about subjectivity and intent in art.

An erudite monk, who is an ideologue and practitioner of non-violence, and involved in animal rights activism, is forced to make a choice between death and medicine – medicine that is either derived from, or tested on animals. As death closes in, he re-questions all the ideas that he has always taken for granted.

A young stockbroker has a frictional relationship with his grandmother, whom he nurses in a hospital. When it is discovered that a neighbouring patient has had his kidney stolen, he starts out on a trail that leads him to a kidney tourism racket. Altruism and concern leads him to confront the recipient of the kidney, eventually making him discover 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.

And a new teaser trailer of the film

The cast and the credit list…

Director: Anand Gandhi

Language: English, Hindi, Arabic

Runtime: 139 minutes

Exec. Producer: Mitesh Shah, Ruchi Bhimani

Producer: Mukesh Shah

Production Co.: Recyclewala Films

Principal Cast: Neeraj Kabi, Sohum Shah, Aida Elkashef, Faraz Khan, Vinay Shukla, Amba Sanyal

Screenplay: Anand Gandhi

Cinematographer: Pankaj Kumar

Editor: Adesh Prasad, Sanyukta Kaza, Satchit Puranik, Reka Lemhenyi

Sound: Gábor Erdélyi, Tamás Székely

Music: Rohit Sharma, Naren Chandavarkar, Benedict Taylor

Prod. Designer: Rakesh Yadav, Pooja Shetty

Int. Sales Agent: Fortissimo Films

The film is a MUST WATCH. Here are the links to some of our previous posts where we have written about it

–  “2012 Rewind : Coming of age for desi indies – Miss Lovely and Ship Of Theseus” post is here

– A small recco post on the film in “2012 Rewind : What kind of bird are YOU?” post. Click here.

– A small review in MFF wrap post is here

  1. This is great news!

    I have to ask, why isn’t anyone picking up Miss Lovely for an Indian release? Shouldn’t it be much easier to release here since Siddiqui is a known face now. Moreover, the film is shot entirely in Hindi and has somewhat more accessible theme.

  2. kpsujith says:

    Reblogged this on kpsujith and commented:
    our future engineerings

  3. Vritika says:

    Thank God, its finally coming!! Have been hearing a lot about it since God knows when and suddenly you get to know UTV releasing it, Kiran Rao presenting it and Aamir endorsing it. and to top all this every respectable filmmaker talking about it. Couldn’t get better I guess! Hope it gets a decent release.

  4. @shal_oz says:

    Will be watching this & Monsoon Shootout at Sydney Film Festival next month. Have to keep expectation in check as been reading all positive plug for the movie.

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