Ship of Theseus (English, Hindi) - External Reviews

wogma rating: Pride of your DVD shelf (?)
quick review:

Anand Gandhi’s debut feature Ship of Theseus is a thought-provoking, emotionally and intellectually moving cinematic experience, one that Indian cinema can be proud of. For those who believe that they have the right to firmly hold on to their brains while experiencing movie-magic, Ship of Theseus won’t let you down. It talks about universal themes like the meaning of existence, and it does so without resorting to indulgence or pseudo-intellectualism. All I can really say about it is ask of it, and you shall receive.



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30 reviewers have given Ship of Theseus an average rating of 4.8/5.0 (?)

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3 so-so

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Thumbs up by Bobby Sing, Bobby Talks ...This is probably the most important Indian film in the new millennium, which can rightly be tagged as the "Movie To See Before You Die" in the literal sense... full review

Thumbs up by Katherine Matthews, Bolly Spice ...This is an incredibly ambitious film, a film that demands that its viewers remain present and thoughtful at all times.... full review

Thumbs up by Reza Noorani, Bollywood Life ...Ship of Theseus plays out like a breath of fresh air that confirms that intelligent and meaningful cinema does exist in India.... full review

Thumbs up by Pratyush, BookmyShow ...Quintessential brilliance!... full review

Thumbs up by Khalid Mohamed, Deccan Chronicle ...The project coming from Anand Gandhi, a playwright who once wrote for several episodes of the soap operas Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi and Kahani Ghar Ghar Kii, functions like a jazz melody -- as a place to take off and a place eventually to come home to. ... full review

Thumbs up by Tushar Joshi, DNA ...soaks you in its fabric... full review

Thumbs up by Mihir Fadnavis, FirstPost ...the work of a visionary... full review

Thumbs up by Johnson Thomas, Free Press Journal ...The stories are narrated without affectation or artifice -both traditional Bollywood ploys.... full review

Thumbs up by Nupur Barua, ...Cinematography is the main hero here, capturing the city of Mumbai like it has never been seen before. ... full review

Thumbs up by Martin D'Souza, ...All three characters, Aida, Neeraj and Sohum are first rate. The dialogues are witty and forward-thinking and the use of camera, more documentary than larger-than-life. ... full review

Thumbs up by Sarit Ray, Hindustan Times ...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.... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...It stimulates the brain - the one organ popular Hindi cinema ignores... full review

Thumbs up by Swati Deogire, ...We wouldn't wait a second longer to book advance tickets for ‘Ship Of Theseus’. ... full review

Thumbs up by Shubhra Gupta, indian express ...the most thought-provoking film... full review

Thumbs up by Mohar Basu, koimoi ...An evocative film with myriad dichotomies that is wrapped and served to you with the charisma of Mumbai.... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjukta Sharma, Live Mint ... a powerful vehicle for philosophical ideas... full review

Thumbs up by Shubha Shetty-Saha, MiD DAY ...a spiritual and uplifting experience ... full review

Thumbs up by Aakash Barvalia, MoviezADDA ...A Simple Creative Ship!... full review

Thumbs up by Karan Anshuman, Mumbai Mirror ... it marks a watershed moment for Indian indie cinema. Ship Of Theseus' great victory is that it got made at all.... full review

Thumbs up by Saibal Chatterjee, NDTV ... an extraordinary achievement.... full review

So-So by Mansha Rastogi, Now ...Ship Of Theseus is definitely a stimulating affair but not without its flaws. ... full review

Thumbs up by Namrata Joshi, Outlook India ...reaches out to the heart as well as the mind.... full review

Thumbs up by Sukanya Verma, Rediff ...a sign of evolution in filmmaking... full review

Thumbs up by Aseem Chhabra, Rediff ...the film cinephiles have been waiting for... full review

Thumbs up by Sonia Chopra, Sify Movies ...Give this film your patience, your attention, and you will be richly rewarded.... full review

So-So Star Blockbuster ...But cinema in India is still entertainment, entertainment and entertainment. And this one leaves you all at sea.... full review

Thumbs up by Parvathi Nayar, The Hindu ...Get on board this ship... full review

So-So by Madhureeta Mukherjee, Times of India this if you are ready for some soul-searching that ends with an intellectual orgasm.... full review

Thumbs up by The ThirdMan, Upper Stall ...the finest Indian film I have seen this year, and I really doubt whether any other film might come close... full review

Thumbs up by Resham Sengar, ZEENEWS.COM ...An intellectually stimulating work of cinema art ... full review