Show Cancelled: Ship of Theseus

Last week, trailers of the film, ‘Ship of Theseus‘ started popping up on TV. After seeing the trailer, I just had to see the film! (You can watch the trailer here:

So you can imagine how excited I was when I found out that the film was being released in Trivandrum at the Kairali theatre, through a post on the film’s official facebook page. (

I went to the theatre with three of my friends yesterday, only to find that the matinee show was cancelled due to ‘technical reasons’. Dejected, I went back home.

Show timings at Kairali theatre, Trivandrum

I decided to try my luck again today. On reaching the theatre, the cashier at the ticket counter told me that the show would be cancelled unless there were atleast twenty-five people for the morning show. Eventually, the show was cancelled much to the indignation of the people who had come to watch the movie. (Around fourteen people in all.) I had a half a mind to break a few glass panes before I left the theatre but unfortunately, better sense prevailed.

Here’s a video of what the cashier had to say… (PS: It’s in Malayalam, in case you’re not a Malayali…and you might have to turn up the volume a bit.)

Sorry, Mr. Anand Gandhi but I won’t be watching your film anytime soon. Two trips to the theatre only to find that the show was cancelled on both occasions has sapped all my enthusiasm and to some extent, my faith in humanity. And all this at a theatre run by the ‘Kerala State Film Development Corporation (KSFDC)’. Hats off to you, and all the films you’ll be ‘developing’ in the future. I won’t be watching any of them if I can help it.

And here are a few parting words, ‘Fork you, KSFDC!‘ & ‘Fork you, Kairali theatre!

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