Ship Of Theseus

  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' voted the best film of 2013 April 21, 2014

    New Delhi: What makes a film popular with the viewers and critics alike? Besides a strong script, a good film shouldn't just be interesting, but also have endearing characters. And if the viewers manage to empathize and care about the difficulties the characters face all through their cinematic journey, the...
  • 61st National Film Awards: Has the jury selected the deserving films? April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: When the winners of 61st National Awards were announced on Wednesday evening, I was quite sure that there will be quite a few rants on my Twitter timeline for the jury had ignored some extremely deserving work last year. Knowing the nature of most armchair critics (we all...
  • 61st National Awards: 'Ship of Theseus' wins best feature film, Best Actor for Rajkummar Rao, Best Director for Hansal Mehta for 'Shahid' April 17, 2014

    Director Anand Gandhi's powerful film about a photographer, a Jain monk and a young stock broker told through different segments won Best Feature Film at the 61st National Film Awards for 2013. 'Ship of Theseus', depicting issues of intuitive brilliance, metaphysical belief and intricate morality in a world full of...
  • Award-winning Bengali film 'Phoring' selected for LA film festival April 7, 2014

    Kolkata: Bengali film 'Phoring', which was screened in the IFFI-2013, has been selected for the Los Angeles Film Festival of independent experimental Indian films. The film, which deals with a boy stepping into his adulthood and the attendant questions that appear in his mind, will be screened on April 12 and vie...
  • First look: Anand Gandhi reveals the first poster of his documentary feature March 31, 2014

    The 'Ship of Theseus' filmmaker Anand Gandhi revealed the first look of his next venture. The documentary feature is titled 'Proposition for a Revolution' and is directed by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla. Gandhi also urged the online community for active participation. ...
  • 'Ship of Theseus' team to launch the trailer of their independent documentary soon March 30, 2014

    Chennai: Recyclewala Labs, the makers of critically acclaimed and successful independent film "Ship of Theseus", are set to unveil the trailer of their yet-untitled second independent documentary soon, says filmmaker Anand Gandhi. Gandhi, who directed the 2013 film "Ship of Theseus", heads Recyclewala Labs, an offshoot of his production house Recyclewala...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' leads the race for Best Film February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' was a slow starter at the boxoffice, but it gained momentum with the help of a positive word of mouth publicity. Something similar is happening with it during the runup to the finale of IBNLive Movie Awards. It is once again...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Film January 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • IBNLive Movie Awards: Nominees for Best Cinematography January 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The awards season is upon us and this is the time when the best of Indian cinema is judged, reviewed rewarded for entertaining us in the past year. 2013 has seen a mixed bag of films comprising both popular and art house cinema. In our maiden initiative, we...
  • Screen Awards 2014: And the winner is... January 14, 2014

    Mumbai: 2013 has been Deepika Padukone's year and on Tuesday, the actress proved to her critics wrong by taking home two Best Actress trophies Jury and Popular for her role in 'Goliyon Ki Rasleel Ram Leela' and 'Chennai Express'. While recieving the Jury award, a visibly shocked Padukone said, "...
  • 'Ship of Theseus': The film is about identity, interchange, change January 6, 2014

    The philosophical thesis of 'Mereological essentialism' relates the 'whole' with its 'parts' and the condition of persistence of the state. In essence, if an object as a 'whole' loses or gains a 'part' (or 'parts'), it essentially is 'changed'. This is in line with the famous statement of Heraclitus ...
  • The best Bollywood stories of 2013 that you would like to hear again and again December 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Unlike 2012, this year didn't see my experiments in the story department of Hindi films. Last year, there were films such as 'Gangs of Wasseypur', 'Paan Singh Tomar', 'Vicky Donor' and 'Kahaani', which were not only technically sound but also were experimental in many ways. The cash registers...
  • What's the biggest hurdle independent films face in India? November 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Film producer Guneet Monga, who has backed films like 'Peddlers' and 'The Lunchbox', says the biggest hurdle for independent films in India is getting a theatrical release. But she sees some relief via names like Kiran Rao and Karan Johar. Kiran backed 'Ship Of Theseus', while Karan presented 'The...
  • Kannada film 'Bharath Stores' to be screened at IFFI 2013 October 16, 2013

    New Delhi: While films like 'Ship Of Theseus', 'OMG Oh My God!', 'Paan Singh Tomar' and 'Bhaag Milkha Bhaag' are among the 26 feature films which will be shown in the Panorama section of IFFI, a Kannada film has also be chosen. IFFI (International Film Festival of India), which...
  • We all are dream chasers, says Irrfan October 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Actor Irrfan Khan, who plays the lead in Ritesh Batra's 'The Lunchbox', today expressed his disappointment with the jury's decision of not choosing the film as India's official entry for the Oscars next year, saying 'they should have done a good job'. Irrfan, 46, who also coproduced the critically...
  • FTP: Is the process of selecting India's entry for the Oscars flawed? September 26, 2013

    While 'The Lunchbox' was one of the strong contenders, it was Gujarati film 'The Good Road' that was eventually chosen as India's official entry. The film is directed by first time filmmaker Gyan Correa and also won National Award for Best Feature Film in Gujarati this year. It was picked...
  • Aamir Khan keen on donating organs, says Kiran Rao August 14, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who has taken a pledge to donate her organs, reveals that her actorfilmmaker husband Aamir Khan is also keen to follow in her footsteps. "Aamir is definitely keen to donate his organs as well," Kiran told reporters at an organ donation camp Tuesday. She was present on...
  • Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao pledge to donate their organs August 7, 2013

    Celebrity couple Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao have decided to donate their organs after they were inspired by Anand Gandhi's 'Ship of Theseus' that puts spotlight on the subject of organ donation. Rao is said to have thought of donating her body for medical research but after watching Ship of...
  • Ship Of Theseus: Anand Gandhi responds to plagiarism charges August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Director Anand Gandhi's 'Ship of Theseus' had started making waves even when it was not released. It provoked the critics and the common movie enthusiast on its release but a doubt about the film's originality surfaced when a short film by Akram Hassan was found by some bloggers. In...
  • 'Ship Of Theseus' bears resemblance to a short film? August 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Just when the country had started marvelling over Anand Gandhi's surreal 'Ship Of Theseus' and lauding independent cinema in India comes the news that the film is actually 'inspired' from a short film. The film which has three stories has apparently taken inspiration for one its track from...
  • 'Ship Of Theseus' simplifies the complex ideas: Anand Gandhi July 27, 2013

    New Delhi: Anand Gandhi's 'Ship Of Theseus' has emerged out as an influential film despite a limited release. The director talks extensively about the radical ideas featured in his film and the reasons deriving them. Q: You have a wide range as a writer. You have written for 'Kyunki Saas Bhi...
  • Kiran Rao: Watch the socalled mainstream films for different reasons July 25, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Kiran Rao, who directed critically acclaimed offbeat film 'Dhobi Ghat', enjoys watching masala movies as an audience but says that beyond entertainment, she also looks for good content in such movies. "I watch certain kinds of masala films. But beyond masala, I want some content (in those films). I...
  • Is the scenario for Independent films in India likely to improve? July 25, 2013

    Independent films have always been ignored and barely managed to find buyers in India. As Anand Gandhi's 'Ship of Theseus' releases this Friday, Mihir Trivedi tries to find answers to this question with this story. ...
  • 'Ship of Theseus' triggers off a deeper inner dialogue: Anand Gandhi July 24, 2013

    Director Anand Gandhi's 'Ship Of Theseus' explores various aspects of life like identity, beauty and death through three different characters played by Aida ElKashef, Neeraj Kabi and Sohum Shah. The story in 'Ship of Theseus' talks about human values and features three characters an experimental photographer, an ailing monk...
  • Aamir Khan has made my journey richer, says Kiran Rao July 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Filmmaker Kiran Rao says she is lucky to have met people like her husband, actorfilmmaker Aamir Khan and director Anand Gandhi who have enriched her journey and have made it more layered. "I feel fortunate that I have got opportunities to meet people like Anand Gandhi (director of 'Ship Of...
  • Ship Of Theseus: Can it be India's Oscar entry this year? July 23, 2013

    New Delhi: The rave reviews that 'Ship Of Theseus' is getting, are not wrong or misdirected, neither they have originated from wrong interpretation of the subject. The critics are expected to be a lot who have at least basic exposure to the world cinema, but even the film doesn't contain...
  • Bolly Buzz: Ranbir, Katrina went together to catch 'Lootera' July 23, 2013

    Actors Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif went together to catch 'Lootera' on Friday. It happened just days after Ranbir wished Katrina on her birthday at the 'Ship of Theseus screening' in Mumbai. ...
  • 'Ship of Theseus' collects Rs 25.46 lakh in the opening weekend July 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Director Anand Gandhi's 'Ship of Theseus', that released in just five cities, collected Rs 25.46 lakh on the opening weekend. Made on a budget of Rs 2.5 crore (with print and advertising), it released Friday in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad. 'Ship of Theseus' did a business of Rs. 11.05...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'DDay', 'Ship of Theseus', 'White House Down' July 20, 2013

    This week CNNIBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviewed Rishi Kapoor starrer 'DDay', 'Ship of Theseus' and 'White House Down'. He also spoke to the newcomers on their journey so far. ...
  • 'Ship of Theseus' review: Give it a chance and prepare to be dazzled July 27, 2013

    Cast: Neeraj Kabi, Sohum Shah, Aida ElKashef Director: Anand Gandhi 'Ship of Theseus', written and directed by Anand Gandhi, requires patience, an open mind, and a willingness to think. It's not enough to merely sit there in your seat and 'watch' the film, but to listen attentively to its characters and consider...