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The Namesake

Release Date: March 9th, 2007

PG-13|2 hr. 2 min.

Plot Summary
After moving from Calcutta to New York, members of the Ganguli family maintain a delicate balancing act between honoring the traditions of their native India and blending into American culture. Although parents Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) and Ashima (Tabu) are proud of the sacrifices they make to give their offspring opportunities, their son Gogol (Kal Penn) strives to forge his own identity without forgetting his heritage.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox

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  • This is a generational family saga everyone can relate to, and Nair gives it her special magic. show more

  • This immensely pleasurable film is anything but dry. It's a saga of the immigrant experience that captures the snap, crackle and pop of American life, along with the pounding pulse, emotional reticence, volcanic colors and cherished rituals of Indian culture.

  • It's a tearjerker, sometimes, and sweetly funny at other moments. It's near perfect. show more

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