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The Journey (I) (1997)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  October 1997 (USA)
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Kishan Singh, his wife, and an only child, a son, Raj, live in India. Kishan runs his household by working as a school-teacher. They want their son to grow up well educated, and live a ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Kishan Singh
Antony Zaki ...
Raj Singh
Laura Singh
Nora Bates ...
Jenny Singh


Kishan Singh, his wife, and an only child, a son, Raj, live in India. Kishan runs his household by working as a school-teacher. They want their son to grow up well educated, and live a better life abroad. Raj studiously pursues his studies in medicine, re-locates to Pittsburgh, U.S.A., and soon establishes his practice there. He falls in love with a lovely Caucasian woman named Laura, both get married and give birth to a daughter, Jenny. Thereafter tragedy befalls the Singh family as Kishan's wife passes away. Alone, retired, and not having much to do in India, he decides to re-locate to U.S.A. and live with his son. He is received warmly by Laura, Raj, and Jenny. Kishan and Jenny take to each other very well, and often go for long walks in the countryside. On one such walk, Kishan and Jenny separate. Kishan is unable to locate her, and asks Raj and Laura to help him. A frantic search does get them to Jenny - but anger and acrimony have now taken over Laura, and she distrusts Kishan, ... Written by dreamian

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Another stellar performance by Roshan Seth
30 October 1998 | by (Oakland, California) – See all my reviews

"The Journey" concerns an elderly Indian gentleman, a former private school headmaster, who comes to Pittsburgh to live with his son's family after the death of his wife. His son is a doctor, married to an American woman, and they have a young daughter who instantly takes to her grandfather, a kind, wise, soft-spoken, well-educated man. But of course cultural differences cause difficulty in the family. The slow, awkward resolution of this conflict, without demonizing anyone, is the heart of this touching story about family love crossing cultural boundaries. Roshan Seth ("Buddha of Suburbia") gives a consummate performance as Mr. Singh, though he could be considered typecast. "The Journey" has not received US distribution, but if you get a chance to see it, your life will never be the same afterward.

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