The Namesake
"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. Although parents Ashoke and Ashima 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 is torn between finding his own unique identity without losing his heritage. Even Gogol's name represents the family's journey into the unknown. Rated PG-13 for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language.
Cast: Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Zuleikha Robinson, Rani Mukherjee, Jagannath Guha
Produced by: Lydia Pilcher
Directed by: Mira Nair
Written by: Jhumpa Lahiri, Sooni Taraporevala
Running time: 2hr 2min
Opens: Mar 16, 2007 Limited
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