In the mumbo-jumbo of movies that are hitting cinemas, along comes a movie that will shake the audiences, intellectually and emotionally. Ship Of Theseus, Anand Gandhi’s new venture, gives a sneak peek and very interesting insights about human life.
The movie is based on the Ship Of Theseus paradox. A paradox that raises the question of whether an object that has all its components/parts replaced remains fundamentally the same object. The film showcases three stories. One of a photographer, Aaliya Kamal (Aida El-Kashef). Second of a monk, Maitreya (Neeraj Kabi). Third of a stockbroker, Navin (Sohum Shah). Three stories that show three different paths but in a nutshell depict a very similar ideology. Aaliya Kamal, a blind and brilliant photographer whose eyesight is restored and how it changes her life. Maitreya, the monk who is strictly against animal testing by companies and then suddenly is forced to take medicines. Something he is strictly against. The third of a stockbroker, Navin who has a kidney transplant operation and stumbles onto a racket that involves organ trafficking.
Anand Gandhi does a stupendous job of character as well as story development with Ship Of Theseus. As the film progresses the audience will find themselves on a very personal journey on the decisions they would have made. If things that happened to these characters happened to the audience, how would they react to it? The story is wonderfully told and keeps you engaged throughout. The first story kind of ended abruptly but then that really did not affect the film.
Ship Of Theseus is by far one of the most spectacular films that India will see and definitely demands an intelligent and a serious audience. The acting is on another level. The film was brilliant but the exemplary acting will make it worth every penny you will spend to watch this. There is nothing really that misfires in the film. The way it has been shot, the execution and the acting. Pretty much everything about this film is sublime.