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Release Date:
15 October 1999 (UK) See more »
Circa 1971, Gustad Noble lives in a one bedroom hall rented apartment in Byculla, Bombay. He travels... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Roshan Seth ... Gustad Noble
Soni Razdan ... Dilnavaz Noble

Om Puri ... Ghulam Mohamed

Naseeruddin Shah ... Major Jimmy Bilimoria
Ranjit Chowdhry ... Pavement Artist
Sam Dastor ... Dinshawji

Kurush Deboo ... 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
Mehler Jehangir
Aileen Gonsalves ... Lewie Coutinho
Sohrab Ardeshir ... Madan - Bank Manager
Rashid Karapiet
Chatru L. Gurnani
Madhav Sharma
Pratima Kazmi ... Prostitute "Hydraulic" Hema
Sunny Bharti ... Prostitute
Antony Zaki

Irrfan Khan ... Gustad's dad
Anahita Oberoi ... Gustad's mom
Rajesh Tandon
Meral Durlabhji
Meet Nandu
Aloo Heerjibehedin
Anupam Shyam ... Milkman
Anirudh Agarwal

Nina Wadia
Shaukat Baig ... Waiter
Viju Khote ... Taxi-driver
Lovleen Bains
Nizwar Karanj
Zul Vellani
Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal
Rakesh Shrivastav
Arun Kannan
Noshir B. Andhyarujina
Renu Setna ... Dr. Paymaster
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Directed by
Sturla Gunnarsson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rohinton Mistry  novel
Sooni Taraporevala  writer

Produced by
Suresh Jindal .... co-producer
Firdaus Kharas .... supervising producer: India
Simon MacCorkindale .... producer
Don McLean .... line producer
Victor Solnicki .... executive producer
Paul Stephens .... producer
Stephen J. Turnbull .... line producer
Original Music by
Jonathan Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Jan Kiesser 
Film Editing by
Jeff Warren 
Production Design by
Nitin Chandrakant Desai  (as Nitin Desai)
Art Direction by
David Sores 
Set Decoration by
Suzanne Caplan Merwanji 
Production Management
Mike Higgins .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rob Fowler .... second assistant director
Wendy Ord .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Eric Apps .... adr mixer
Steph Carrier .... sound re-recording mixer
Henry Embry .... sound
Paul Germann .... assistant sound editor
Henry Godding Jr. .... voice recordist: French version
Kirk Lynds .... re-recording assistant
Mark McNeilly .... boom operator
Donna Powell .... foley artist
Ian Rankin .... foley mixer
Paul Shikata .... sound effects editor
Lou Solakofski .... sound re-recording mixer
Orest Sushko .... sound re-recording mixer
Phong Tran .... sound editor
Clive Turner .... sound effects editor
Randy Wilson .... control room operator
Visual Effects by
Jamie Hallett .... optical cameraman
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Brock .... gaffer
Mulchand Dedhia .... gaffer: India
Faroukh Mistry .... director of photography: second unit
Nick Ray .... key grip
Glen Treilhard .... focus puller
Editorial Department
Doug Caron .... first assistant editor
Karl DiPelino .... post-production coordinator
Music Department
Jonathan Goldsmith .... conductor
Jonathan Goldsmith .... orchestrator
Ed Hanley .... musician
George Koller .... musician
Ernie Tollar .... musician
Other crew
Geneviève Appleton .... development assistant
Brett Burlock .... entertainment lawyer
James Milligan .... production accountant
Vivianne Royal .... script supervisor

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Additional Details

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113 min
Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia) | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Iceland:12 | UK:15
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Did You Know?

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 »
Boom mic visible: 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 himSee more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Impressive and touching, 4 May 2009
Author: Samiam3 from Canada

For those of you who have read Rohinton Mistry's highly respected novel, this film will definitely impress you, because of how honorable an adaptation it is . With the exception of one minor subplot, Sturla Gunnarson's feature film debut is an almost dead-on recreation of the book (down to the last line).

For those of you who have not read the novel, this movie might be a little tricky. It is certainly not a large cinematic drama story. Instead it has a strong element of realism to it, but I would not have it any other way. The best way to describe Such a Long Journey to movie fans would be to say that it is a small scale, Hindu version of 'Fiddler On The Roof'. Instead of a Jewish/Russian milkman, the protagonist Gustad Noble is a banker in 1970's Bombay during the time of the Muslim/Hindi war with Pakistan. He is forced to deal with a number of unexpected problems in his life, including his sick daughter, his individualist eldest son, a distant friend who gets him involved with some dirty money, and an unhealthy neighborhood. The Ending is not a happy one, nor is it a sad one, but that is essentially what realism involves.

Such a Long Journey is a fine little movie, but if you want to see it, then good luck finding it. Unlike the novel, it has received very little release.

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