Such a Long Journey (1998)

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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:
Gustad Noble
Soni Razdan ...
Dilnavaz Noble
Ghulam Mohamed
Major Jimmy Bilimoria
Ranjit Chowdhry ...
Pavement Artist
Sam Dastor ...
Pearl Padamsee ...
Mrs. Kutpitia
Vrajesh Hirjee ...
Sohrab Noble
Shazneed Damania ...
Roshan Noble
Kurush Dastur ...
Darius Noble
Noshirwan Jehangir ...
Inspector Bamji
Dinyar Contractor ...
Souad Faress ...
Mrs. Rabadi
Shivani Jha ...
Jasmine Rabadi


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 (

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Release Date:

15 October 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Un si long voyage  »

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


$92,943 (USA) (28 April 2000)

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The lead actor Roshan Seth is best-known for his portrayal of 'Jawaharlal Nehru' in the Richard Attenborough epic Gandhi (1982). Due to his uncanny physical resemblance to the statesman, Seth went on to play Nehru in many other TV and film shows. See more »


When Gustad enters the Bank Manager's office to take the call about his daughter, as he opens the glass door, a crew member in a white t-shirt is reflected. See more »


Thare rahiyo
Written by Naushad, Ghulam Mohammed, Majrooh, Kaif Bhopali, Kamal Amrohi,
Kaifi Azmi
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar
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A rich, wonderful novel of a movie
31 May 2000 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film at the Taos Film Festival last year, and was just overwhelmed by it. It's a rich, warm novel brought to the screen, beautifully acted, and well directed. More than anything, it reminded me of the films of David Lean, both in its ability to handle a complex story, and its knack for creating powerful scenes that affect you on several different levels. The best movie I've seen in years.

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