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Such a Long Journey (1998)

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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Gustad Noble
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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
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Sohrab Noble
Shazneed Damania ...
Roshan Noble
Kurush Dastur ...
Darius Noble
Noshirwan Jehangir ...
Inspector Bamji
Dinyar Contractor ...
Rabadi
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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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15 October 1999 (UK)  »

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Un si long voyage  »

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

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

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Soundtracks

Chal dariya mein doob jayen
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma and (as Laxmikant-Pyarelal),
Anand Bakshi
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar
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A great adaptation...
28 September 1998 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

First I must admit to being biased... I worked on this film as the boom operator. But, that also makes me a tough critic. The film is outstanding. Having been part of the process of making this film I can say truthfully that it captured some of the transcendent qualities of India, the Parsis, and of Bombay (now Mumbai). It looks great. I think it sounds decent, but what is most remarkable about this film is the warm characters (written by Rohinton Mistry, adapted to the screen by Sooni Tapooravela [probably spelled that wrong], and brilliantly acted by the likes of Roshan Seth, Soni Razdan, Om Puri, and Kerush Deboo).


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