The Namesake Movie

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Who's Involved:

Irfan Khan, Kal Penn, Mira Nair, Jacinda Barrett, Tabu, Brooke Smith, Taka Ichise, Lydia Dean Pilcher, Zuleikha Robinson, Claudia Lewis, Sooni Taraporevala, Glenne Headley, Ronnie Screwvala, Konkona Sen Sharma

Release Date:

Friday, March 9, 2007

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: N/A

Plot: What's the story about?

"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.

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Cast: Who stars in it?

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Crew: Who's making The Namesake

A look at the The Namesake behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Mira Nair last directed Queen of Katwe and The Reluctant Fundamentalist. The film's writer Sooni Taraporevala last wrote Ballet Boys.


Mira Nair


Lydia Dean Pilcher

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Production: What we know about The Namesake

Key Facts

  1. 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."

Filming Timeline

On or about December 31, 1969, the film was in Completed status.

The Namesake Release Date: When was it released?

The Namesake was released in 2007 on Friday, March 9, 2007 (). There were 1 other movie released on the same date, including 300.

When will the movie be on DVD?

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

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