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This first feature film from Indian playwright Anand Gandhi, tells three stories about persons forced to think about the ethics and moral issues raised by medical advances: a visually impaired Egyptian photographer, who after a cornea transplant has trouble adjusting to her newfound sense of sight; a devout Indian monk fighting against animal testing, who has to confront his beliefs when he is diagnosed with liver cirrhosis; and an Indian stockbroker, who after having a kidney transplant learns about the illegal trade in stolen organs and decides to help a poor victim of such theft - even though it means travelling all the way from India to Sweden. The film was first shown at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, where it received great critical acclaim and was touted as "the hidden gem of the year". It was released in India in July 2013, and was awarded Best Feature Film of 2013 at the Indian National Film Awards in 2014.

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By Madhurima Mukhopadhyay
A brilliant venture,unforeseen in Hindi Cinema

Anand Gandhi,the man who was previously associated with the world of television soaps,has broken free from the hackneyed profile to venture into the world of film-making with a very bold concept. Gandhi titles his film 'The Ship of Theseus' and brilliantly weaves this philosophical paradox in the lives and tumult of the psyche of his three characters. Three completely different,self-sustaining stories are presented sequentially,only to weave them together in the end to manifest the debate the paradox has been posing for years- Does a ship, whose every part has been replaced piece by piece, remain the same ship in the end?. I wouldn't term the film entertaining but it can...

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