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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

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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Sun ja ja thandi hawa
Music by Rahul Dev Burman, Majrooh
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
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well done
28 April 2001 | by (champaign, IL) – See all my reviews

A great film. The acting - from the doctor to the pavement artist to the head prostitute, with very few exceptions, was wonderful; i thought soni razdan(mrs.noble) and vrajesh hirjee(saurabh) were the best of the lesser known actors. Even Kurush Deboo (Tehmul), who might be accused of overacting, presented quite a believable and familiar character.

Another great thing was the camera work - and the way it captured the energy of bombay streets, the tranquility of gustad saying his prayers and life within the tiny apartments.

I liked the story of the wall that becomes a shrine and then gets broken down - and the artists philosophical take on it.

It's great to see good movies on indian themes.


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