Watch trailer: Kiran Rao presents 'Ship Of Theseus'
'Ship Of Theseus' looks too significant a film to be ignored
By Nikhil Kumar
Thu, May 23, 2013 05:17:11 GMT
This is one film eulogized as “hidden gem” and “the most significant film to have come out of India in a long time”. Ship Of Theseus, directed by Anand Gandhi, is a film that explores questions of identity, justice, life and death through three separate stories.
It is said that Aamir Khan was so impressed after watching Ship Of Theseus that he asked his wife Kiran Rao to “nurture it”. So Kiran stepped in as the presenter of the film that has already won accolades at several international film festivals.
A visually impaired photographer (Aida El-Kashef) undergoes a cornea transplant operation to restore her eyesight, but finds to her dismay that her photography doesn’t have the same depth with vision. An erudite monk (Neeraj Kabi) refuses to take medicine for liver cirrhosis, because it would go against his principles. A young stockbroker (Sohum Shah) gets a kidney transplant and suspects that his kidney has come from an impoverished bricklayer.
The first thing that hits you like a ton of bricks in this trailer is the cinematography. Pankaj Kumar’s camera captures everything from mundane to profound with both a sense of immediacy and calm. But it’s the vision of Anand Gandhi that deserves to be lauded. Ship Of Theseus is his first feature length film and one that ought to be seen if we want to nurture good quality cinema in India.
Here’s the trailer of Ship Of Theseus. The film releases on July 19.