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Circa 1971, Gustad Noble lives in a one bedroom hall rented apartment in Byculla, Bombay. He travels to work everyday by Central Railway to Victoria Terminus and walks to Flora Fountain to ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Gustad Noble
Soni Razdan ...
Dilnavaz Noble
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Ghulam Mohamed
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Major Jimmy Bilimoria
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Pavement Artist
Sam Dastor ...
Dinshawji
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Tehmul
Pearl Padamsee ...
Mrs. Kutpitia
Vrajesh Hirjee ...
Sohrab Noble
Shazneed Damania ...
Roshan Noble
Kurush Dastur ...
Darius Noble
Noshirwan Jehangir ...
Inspector Bamji
Dinyar Contractor ...
Rabadi
Souad Faress ...
Mrs. Rabadi
Shivani Jha ...
Jasmine Rabadi
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Circa 1971, Gustad Noble lives in a one bedroom hall rented apartment in Byculla, Bombay. He travels to work everyday by Central Railway to Victoria Terminus and walks to Flora Fountain to his place of employment, namely the Central Bank of India. He has three children, Sohrab - who has finished his college studies and is now being admitted, much to his dislike, to Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.); while Darius, his second son, and daughter, Roshan, are school-going; his wife, Dilnavaz, looks after the children and the household. Their neighborhood is filthy, people urinate and defecate near the wall which encloses their building. Gustad asks a pavement artist to move near his building, draw pictures of religious Gods and Goddesses depicting the four main religions: Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, and Sikhism. The Artist agrees, and soon the place is transformed into a huge temple where people of all religions come to pay their respects. It is only a handful of people who know ... Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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$44,364 (USA) (24 March 2000)

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$92,943 (USA) (28 April 2000)
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More than 10 years after its publication, the novel by Rohinton Mistry, on which this film is based, was controversially removed from the syllabus of a university in India. In an ironic twist, the book ban followed a violent protest by a fringe political party which objected to sections of the book calling it a fringe political party that uses violent protests to stay relevant. See more »

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After Dinshawji comes out of the Bank Manager's office, and tells Gustad that everything is "A.O.K.", a boom mic dips into frame behind him See more »

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The Donkey Serenade
Written by Rudolf Friml, Herbert Stothart, Bob Wright, Chet Forrest
Performed by Artie Shaw and His Orchestra
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Uplifting Slice of Mumbai

This film was well scripted, well acted, and beautiful. It captures so much of what life is like for millions around the world not just in Bombay. We all have to deal with the human condidtion. We all have a parent-child relationship. We all have concerns about the quality of life in our immediate community, and are all ultimately affected by events on the international stage. I especially liked the philosphy of the street artist.

We have seen some of these actors before in bit parts in more mainstream films, but they all did such a fine job that I hope they continue to find parts in films worthy of their talents.


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