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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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Drama

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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

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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well done
28 April 2001 | by ashvinkurianSee 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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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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Opening Weekend USA:

$44,364, 26 March 2000

Gross USA:

$44,364

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,364
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