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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 ... Pavement Artist
Sam Dastor ... Dinshawji
Kurush Deboo ... Tehmul
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 ... 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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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 »

Soundtracks

Ni main yaar manana ni
Music by Laxmikant Shantaram Kudalkar Pyarelal Ramprasad Sharma and (as Laxmikant-Pyarelal),
Sahir
Performed by Lata Mangeshkar, Minoo Purshottam
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realistic, sensitive film
31 August 2000 | by sswensonSee all my reviews

A bank clerk in Bombay faces conflict within his family and on his job. Slice-of-life drama during the 1971 war with Pakistan. Elegant, extraordinary performances detail the lives of ordinary people. (Rating: A)


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Language:

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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$44,364, 26 March 2000

Gross USA:

$44,364

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,364
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