15 May, 2021

Anand Gandhi

Anand Gandhi on his upcoming film Ship of Theseus and getting Kiran Rao on board

Anand Gandhi

What is the Paradox of Theseus that the film is based on?

The Paradox of Theseus argues whether an object which has had all its components replaced remains fundamentally the same object.

How tough was it translating the philosophy into a film format?

It was challenging. The philosophy needs to be thought of in terms of images.

There are some unique locations in the film; how long did production take?

About two-and-a-half years. It’s mostly shot in Mumbai and there are some never-before-seen locations of the city.

How are indie movies doing? Is there more space for distribution?

One has to start looking beyond indie versus mainstream cinema. What needs to be discovered is a space for films not following Bollywood. There’s an audience thirsting for such cinema.

How did you get Kiran Rao on board?

She watched the film during a screening at the Russian Centre of the Enlighten Film Society. She fell in love with the...

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