I lost another review for god knows what reason! (I don't know the reason! This is the third review that I've written for this! The first one was lost because of a browser glitch, thankfully it was incomplete, and then the second one was lost for an unknown reason, and luckily it was complete, hahaha! That was sarcasm, by the way. Hopefully this one isn't lost, too! I did check before I added this funny bit, though, and it saved it successfully, so hopefully this time it doesn't happen too!) So I'm going to keep it short, by saying that I think this was purposefully made to be a "so bad it's funny" movie, or a "guilty pleasure" movie!
User 2 Review:
A conscience-awakening film which asks many pertinent questions with influencing the way you see your life. I wouldn't categorised it into 'arty-farty' movie. The philosophical/intellectual 'masturbation' of the monk and the lawyer as well gives you chills. I couldn't help but compare this movie to 4 Oscars winning movie 'Life of Pi', with 'SOT' being better in every aspect. And oh my! the cinematography!! Couldn't have been more insightful and can be put on the level of any Terrence Malick flick. Some frames were so enthralling that it could count as a painting. I think the new age/ new wave Indian cinema has reached its peak! Anand Gandhi and Pankaj Kumar, take a bow guys, you earned it!P.S. FFI, please send it to the Oscars for fuck's sake! :/
User 3 Review:
'If all the discarded parts were used to build another ship, which of the two, if either, is the real Ship of Theseus?'A gem. Purity of cinema. Simple. Breathtaking. Thought provoking. You won't feel like leaving the theatre after watching a film like this. Slow, yes. But beautiful, artistic. If you appreciate independent cinema, this one will make you stand up and clap! :) If you 'watch' the film and not just 'see' it, it will leave you with so many thoughts at the same time, you'd wish all stories were told this way!On the whole, one of the finest ways of storytelling I've seen come from Indian cinema!