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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.

Cast: Kal Penn , Tabu , Irrfan Khan , Zuleikha Robinson , Jacinda Barrett , Glenne Headly , Brooke Smith , Sahira Nair

Director: Mira Nair

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Fox

The Namesake (2006)

Release Date: September 2nd, 2006|2 hr. 2 min.

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fan reviews ( 13 )
  • November 08, 2008 Joe
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    I loved this movie. I laughed, I cried, I stayed awake! Basically, I fell in love with the story, its characters, and its setting.

  • May 22, 2008 claudrai
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    I recently visited Pasion after all my friends braged about their great food and service. I ordered a ceviche sampler and was amazed with its flavor and freshness. Pasion by far is one of the best restaurants in San Antonio!!! The service was very friendly and the decor was original. I highly recomend this restaurant to friends and family.

  • May 22, 2008 rockerk86
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    After being recommended to me by a friend,I was not at all expecting to witness my life expereinces acted in front of me. Was this movie/book written for me? Or, shall I say for my boyfriend? I'm still in shock! I'm a cacausion girl who has been dating a terrific man, Raj for almost 3 years, who's family is from Dehli, and him and his sister are from the U.S. He was raised in the Hindu religion and culture and I just had the pleasure of meeting his parents in Jan, and thankfully our meeting was much more pleasant than that of the american girl in the film. 2 weeks ago, my boyfriend, Raj, his mom passed away unexpectedly after a brief period of nausea and then a sudden hear-attack, and the following day tragically died. They had trouble reaching Raj's dad and himself, just as in the movie. I was there in the hospital w/ Raj, his dad, sister and her american husband as we waited and prayed and came together in love for his mom and watched her pass away in front of us. He just went to India this last week w/ his dad to spread her ashes in the Ganges river and for all of the ritual prayers. I watched Kal Penn basically play the part of my boyfriend and I watched the mom and dad which so reminded me of my future in-laws. I had no idea that this movie would hit SOO close to home for me. I felt as if i was watching the last few weeks of our lives unfold in front of me. I was seeing the pain and same issues in the characters lives as me and my boyfriend and his family are going through now. The only real differences is that his mom passed away instead of his dad and his sister is older than him and I am still with him and would NEVER be sooo inconsiderate and thoughtless as the american girlfriend in the movie. I love Raj more than ever and I recommend this movie to any and everyone, but definetely to any non-Indian women dating an Indian to watch this. It

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