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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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Sturla Gunnarsson

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Roshan Seth ... Gustad Noble
Soni Razdan ... Dilnavaz Noble
Om Puri ... Ghulam Mohamed
Naseeruddin Shah ... Major Jimmy Bilimoria
Ranjit Chowdhry Ranjit Chowdhry ... Pavement Artist
Sam Dastor ... Dinshawji
Kurush Deboo ... Tehmul
Pearl Padamsee Pearl Padamsee ... Mrs. Kutpitia
Vrajesh Hirjee ... Sohrab Noble
Shazneed Damania Shazneed Damania ... Roshan Noble
Kurush Dastur Kurush Dastur ... Darius Noble
Noshirwan Jehangir Noshirwan Jehangir ... Inspector Bamji
Dinyar Contractor Dinyar Contractor ... Rabadi
Souad Faress ... Mrs. Rabadi
Shivani Jha 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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Drama

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UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

El largo viaje See more »

Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,364, 26 March 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$92,943, 30 April 2000
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Trivia

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 »

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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 »

Soundtracks

Dil deke dekho
Music by Usha Khanna, Majrooh
Performed by Mohammad Rafi
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A Good Lesson, But Not in History
20 April 1999 | by MAY-13See all my reviews

I agree with my fellow viewers - Such A Long Journey is a film rich in detail and texture. But I felt lost when it came time to understand the underlying conflict which brought the two lost friends together. I am sure many viewers will not be fluent in Indian history, and the opening text sequences does not go far enough in setting the stage. I found myself trying to balance the beautifully shot footage with constantly trying to understand more about what was at stake.


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