The Namesake

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2007 | PG-13 | Drama

"The Namesake" is the story of the Ganguli family whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing act to meld to a new world without forgetting the old. Though parents Ashok... more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, March 9, 2007

On DVD

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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DIRECTOR

Mira Nair

Screenwriter

Sooni Taraporevala

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Rating MPAA

PG-13 for sexuality/nudiity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language

Storyline

"The Namesake" is the story of the Ganguli family whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing act to meld to a new world without forgetting the old. Though parents Ashoke and Ashima (Irfan Khan, Tabu) long for the family and culture that enveloped them in India, they take great pride in the opportunities their sacrifices have afforded their children. Paradoxically, their son Gogol (Kal Penn) is torn between finding his own unique identity without losing his heritage. Even Gogol's name represents the family's journey into the unknown.

Trivia & Production Notes

  • Said Director Mira Nair of her most personal project to date: "The Namesake encompasses in a deep humane way the tale of millions of us who have left one home for another, who have known what it means to combine the old ways with the new world, who have left the shadow of our parents to find ourselves for the first time."

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