Such A Long Journey

Such A Long Journey

DVD - 1999
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Set in Bombay India in 1971, this is the story of Gustad Noble, a hard-working bank clerk and devoted family man, who gradually sees his modest life unraveling when he agrees to do a clandestine favor for an old friend and is soon drawn deeper and deeper into a dangerous network of deception.
Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Distributed by Image Entertainment, c1999
Branch Call Number: SUC
Characteristics: 1 DVD (113 min.)

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Mubeen_Mughal
Dec 13, 2014

Perception and The Appearance Reality Theme in "Such a Long Journey (1998)"

CAST:

Sooni Taraporevala (such an authority on the Parsi's and Parsi-ism)
Rohinton Mistry (social commentator, story-teller, and author of repute)
Director: Sturla Gunnarsson

So here comes my review about this film.

The Three are poking-fun about the Parsi community but in very harsh negative light as though 'all' the Parsi people as incapable of any good or goodness. They have made fun of the theme of the Journey, and have even qualified it by turning it into " 'Such a long'...Journey ".

They have together ridiculed the Wall of the persecuted* unsuspecting duped victims.

They have consented, and approved and inserted a graphic scene in which a stark naked mentally unfortunate boy is shown fornicating with a plastic toy doll in such detail, and later they have also made the same child's corpse lie with the same plastic doll in bed.

What exactly is this Trio trying to show or demonstrate, or accomplish, or portray or project?

What are they showing and telling about themselves with such story-telling in their film?

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* PERSECUTED: Indoctrinated and brain-washed victim from child-hood, and victimized and condemned, and opressed by ideologies of cryptic code, daily conduct, ritual, routine, practices, micro-management, and over-regulation of free-will and exercise of freedoms applied and forcible enforced and continuously reinforced and enslaved by bondage and servitude to the symbols, design, plan, plot, instructions, missions, permissions, institutions, propaganda, mass-media, stories, by their authorities, elders, parents, authors, community spokespersons, commentators, and moral police forces, and threatened to eternal damnation for failure to comply and submit to submission in their mission.

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