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Such a Long Journey (2000)



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Based on Robinton Mistry's biting epic novel of the same name, this drama recounts the spiritual and physical consequences that result when a decent man allows himself to be convinced to perform an illegal act in the name of patriotism. The story takes place in India, 1971, a time when the country was fighting Pakistan for control of Bangladesh. Middle-aged Parsee Gustad Noble (Roshan Seth) has spent most of his adult life caring for his wife and children. With a sickly daughter and an estranged grown son, Noble feels dissatisfied and bored with his life until he reunites with his estranged friend Jimmy Bilimoria (Naseeruddin Shah), who asks Gustad in a letter to launder money for his cause. Though normally known for his impeccable morals, Gustad agrees to do so, employing the assistance of his dimwitted co-worker Dinshawji (Sam Dastor). This film was shown in the "Special Presentation" category at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival. It also received numerous "Genie" awards in its native Canada.


Roshan Seth
as Gustad Noble
Soni Razdan
as Deilvavaz Noble
Om Puri
as Ghulam Mohamed
Naseeruddin Shah
as Major Jimmy Bilimoria
Ranjit Chowdhry
as Pavement Artist
Sam Dastor
as Dinshawji
Vrajesh Hirjee
as Sohrab Noble
Pearl Padamsee
as Mrs. Kutpitia
Shazneen Damania
as Roshan Noble
Kurush Dastur
as Darius Noble
Noshirwan Jehangir
as Inspector Bamji
Souad Faress
as Mrs. Rabadi
Shivani Jha
as Jasmine Rabadi
Meher Jehangir
as Freny Prastikia
Aileen Gonsalves
as Laurie Coutinho
Sohrab Ardeshir
as Mr. Madon
Madhav Sharma
as Peerbhoy
Pratima Kazmi
as Hydraulic Hema
Sunny Bharti
as Prostitute
Antony Zaki
as Morcha Director
Irrfan Khan
as Gustad's Father
Anahita Oberoi
as Gustad's Mother
Rajesh Tendon
as Gustad (age 20)
Meral Durlabji
as Gustad (age 10)
Meet Nandu
as Sohrab (age 8)
Aloo Heerjibehedin
as Gustad's Grandmother
Anupam Shyam
as Milkman
Anirudh Agarwal
as Street Butcher
Nina Wadia
as Sister Constance
Viju Khote
as Taxi Driver
Lovleen Bains
as Worshipper
Zul Valani
as Kavasji
Rakesh Shrivastav
as Municipal Worker No. 1
Arun Kanan
as Municipal Worker No. 2
Noshir B. Andhyarujina
as Dasturji Priest
Renu Setna
as Dr. Paymaster
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Critic Reviews for Such a Long Journey

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (5)

[Such a Long Journey] is a film so rich in atmosphere it makes Western films look pale and underpopulated. It combines politics, religion, illness and scheming in the story of one family in upheaval, and is very serious and always amusing.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Director Sturla Gunnarsson keeps things going at a straightforward pace and easy distance so that we become involved in the day to day life of these characters without being too close or too far away.

May 26, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

To watch the film is to feel somewhat cheated. Unfortunately, it is clear we are viewing the cut-and-pasted pieces of a larger and presumably more moving whole.

January 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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