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Director  Sturla Gunnarsson
Screenplay  Sooni Taraporevala
Country  United KingdomCanada
7.2/10 IMDb

Music director  Jonathan Goldsmith
Language  English
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Release date  1998 (1998)1999 (1999)
Based on  Such a Long Journey by Rohinton Mistry
Writer  Rohinton Mistry (novel), Sooni Taraporevala
Cast  Roshan Seth, Om Puri, Soni Razdan (Dilnavaz Noble), Naseeruddin Shah (Major Jimmy Bilimoria), Ranjit Chowdhry (Pavement Artist)
Similar movies  Ranjit Chowdhry appears in Such a Long Journey and Fire
Tagline  A country on the brink of war...a family torn apart...and one man in the middle

Such a long journey

Such a Long Journey is a 1998 Indo-Canadian english language film based on the novel of the same name written by Rohinton Mistry. The film is directed by Sturla Gunnarsson with a screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala. The film received twelve Genie Awards nominations including the Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor. The film was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.


Such a long journey


Gustad Noble (Roshan Seth) is a Parsi bank clerk who lives with his family in Bombay (Mumbai) just before the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. At first he seems to be a self-centred, self-involved, neurotic man who is so tied up in his own pain for perceived slights both past and present that he cannot seem to connect with either friends or family. He is haunted by memories of a privileged youth and his father's fortune, which has been lost to the machinations of a scheming, unscrupulous uncle. He is baffled by the changes wrought in his eldest son, Sohrab (Vrajesh Hirjee), refuses to attend the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology to which he has gained admittance and his youngest daughter, Roshan, falls ill.

But his family begins to fall apart as his eldest son Other conflicts involve Gustad's ongoing interactions with his eccentric neighbours and his relationship with his close friend and co-worker, Dinshawji. Tehmul, a seemingly unimportant and mentally disabled character, is essential in Gustad's life, as he brings out the tender side of him and represents the innocence of life. A letter that Gustad receives one day from an old friend, Major Bilimoria, slowly draws him into a government deception involving threats, secrecy and large amounts of money. He then, begins the long journey, that sheds new light on all aspects of Gustad's personal and political life.


  • Roshan Seth as Gustad Noble
  • Soni Razdan as Dilnavaz Noble
  • Om Puri as Ghulam Mohamed
  • Naseeruddin Shah as Major Jimmy Bilimoria
  • Ranjit Chowdhry as Pavement Artist
  • Sam Dastor as Dinshawji
  • Kurush Deboo as Tehmul
  • Pearl Padamsee as Mrs. Kutpitia
  • Vrajesh Hirjee as Sohrab Noble
  • Dinyar Contractor as Rabadi
  • Souad Faress as Mrs. Rabadi
  • Irrfan Khan as Gustad's dad
  • Anahita Uberoi as Gustad's mom
  • Anupam Shyam as milkman
  • Shazneed Damania as Roshan Noble
  • Kurush Dastur as Darius Noble
  • Noshirwan Jehangir as Inspector Bamji
  • Shivani Jha as Jasmine Rabadi
  • Madan as Bank Manager
  • Aileen Gonsalves as Lewie Coutinho
  • Sunny Bharti as Prostitute
  • Pratima Kazmi as Prostitute
  • Madhav Sharma
  • Antony Zaki
  • Mehler Jehangir
  • Sohrab Ardeshir
  • Rashid Karapiet
  • Chatru L. Gurnani
  • References

    Such a Long Journey (film) Wikipedia
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