Ship of Theseus: The Hidden Gem of the Year

Not always does an Indian Drama film get so much applause as much as Ship of Theseus has garnered. The film is being hailed as ‘The hidden gem of the year’ in film festivals across the globe and indeed it is. Revolving around the story of three distinct individuals and cornering the paradox of the Ship of Theseus, the film is a perfect blend of philosophy and life. It delves on the problem of identity and change.
 
Here’s a look at the X-factors of the film:
 
The Paradox
The film’s story touches base with the paradox Ship of Theseus that has been argued over for centuries now. The ship on which Theseus and the youth of Athens returned was restored by replacing each of its part and hence saved it from decaying. Noteable philosophers like Socrates, Plato, Heraclitus, John Locke and Thomas Hobbes argue if the ship has all its parts replaced then does it remain the same ship on which Theseus came? Exploring the same question, the film shows the conflict of three minds: a blind photographer who gets an eye transplant, a stockbroker who gets a kidney transplant and a monk who refuses to budge from his principles even after he is diagnosed with liver cirrhosis.
 
 
Conflict
Effortlessly, the film caters the conflict each individual faces. The blind photographer who has earned an expertise of clicking pictures on hearing sounds, finds it difficult to cope up with her newfound sense of visually taking the pictures. The stockbroker is on a quest to find the owner of the kidney that is pumping life in him. While the monk, who wishes to survive, yet doesn’t want to succumb to which goes against his principle of animal testing. The film addresses the idea of self, change and death which every human faces at some point of time in their life.
 
Non-profit making
The director of the film, Anand Gandhi accepts that the aim of the film is not profit-making but it targets the act. The characters are bound by similarities and challenged by differences. Each character reflects the artistic, ethical, social and philosophical struggles of the director. The film’s trailer too vouches for the director’s words and has a very non-commercial approach.
 
 
Reiterates Philosophy
The paradox is just one angle of philosophy that gains prominence in the film but there is more to it. While churning out the characters the director must have done a lot of study and drafted them in a way that they reflect the renowned Indian philosophers. The character of the monk has been inspired by a number of prominent philosophers and thinkers including Mahatma Gandhi and Satish Kumar. As also the film has the monk reciting a few chants which were written in Prakrit only for the film. Moreover, the characters like that of Charvaka and Mannu have been borrowed from the Indian School of Philosophy. The dialogues in the film have subtle traces of a philosophical meaning attached to it. And the transplant is a replication used as modern reincarnation.
 
The film has received accolades at various film festivals and from veteran filmmakers in Hollywood and Bollywood. The film’s story which was conceived on a hospital bed while looking after ailing grandparents has made the Director a star. The film which releases on 19 July is slated for release in 5 major cities of India.

оформить кредитку в приватбанкекредитная карта на дом без справоквзять кредитную карту по паспорту без справоккредитная карта картинки

Did you like this blog?*
How did you find this blog?*
What kind of articles would you like to read on the blog?*
Name:*
E-mail:*

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


5 + = eight

More in Bollywood

  • Here’s Why Abhay Deol Rocks

    Abhay Deol has created quite a stir as he called out several top Bollywood personalities for promoting fairness creams. In a...

    Aditi SanthmayerApril 13, 2017
  • What You Need To Know About Sridevi Starrer Mom

    Sridevi is all set to return with what looks like yet another powerful performance in the upcoming thriller drama titled `Mom’. Unlike many other yesteryear actors,...

    Gladis MonteiroApril 12, 2017
  • Bollywood Hotties Rule April

    Bollywood divas have set temperatures soaring and are completely ruling magazine covers for the month of April. From Alia Bhatt to...

    Aditi SanthmayerApril 10, 2017
  • The Entire Cast of Sanjay Dutt’s Biopic Revealed!

    For a while now, there have been reports of a biopic being made on Bollywood’s controversial celebrity Sanjay Dutt. The film...

    Aditi SanthmayerMarch 27, 2017
  • Jacqueline Fernandez To Host Justin Bieber

    According to reports, Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez is set to host pop sensation Justin Bieber during his India visit. The singer-...

    Aditi SanthmayerMarch 20, 2017
  • Begum Jaan Trailer Break- Vidya Shines Throughout

    The trailer for Begum Jaan was out yesterday and we just couldn’t take our eyes off the stellar cast. It is National Award winning Bengali...

    Gladis MonteiroMarch 15, 2017
  • How Bollywood Celebs Celebrated Holi

    The whole of India was busy celebrating the festival of colors yesterday and some of our favorite Bollywood celebrities were also...

    Aditi SanthmayerMarch 14, 2017
  • Karan Johar Is Now A Father To Twins

    While we were busy being excited for the next Koffee With Karan episode, Karan Johar dropped some major new yesterday that...

    Aditi SanthmayerMarch 6, 2017
  • Bollywood Gupshup: February 2017

    In 2016, it was Akshay Kumar who gave Bollywood the first hit of the year (Airlift), and it is the same...

    Criselle LoboMarch 2, 2017

All articles/blogs are intended to inform, entertain and amuse. We make no representations or guarantees about the truth, accuracy or quality of any content.

Copyright 2016 © Bigtree Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. All Rights Reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter
Subscribe to our email newsletter today to receive updates on the latest news!
Thank You For Subscribing To Us!

Now get regular updates on the latest entertainment news and style trends.

Providing you with the best of Bollywood, Hollywood, style and more.
Get the best in entertainment, while keeping yourself entertained!
We respect your privacy. Your information is safe and will never be shared.
Don't miss out. Subscribe today.
×
×
WordPress Popup