Sarit Ray's review: Ship Of Theseus

By HT

Ship Of Theseus, no doubt, an intellectual exercise, the sort festival films often indulge in. Yet, the narrative is lucid, and the stories are simple and deeply moving.

Ship Of Theseus
Direction: Anand Gandhi
Actors: Aida El-Kashef, Neeraj Kabi, Sohum Shah, Vinay
Shukla
Rating: ****

A blind photographer; an idealistic monk refusing treatment for liver cirrhosis; a stockbroker who seems to evaluate the world in profit-and-loss margins, and has just undergone a kidney transplant.

Their respective worlds are so disparate, they’d be unlikely to ever meet or cross paths.

Yet, debutant director Anand Gandhi manages to put them, well, in the same boat. “Where does the individual end and his environment begin?” the young lawyer Charwaka (Vinay Shukla) asks. Ship of Theseus explores such abstract,