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The Namesake (2006)
by: Mira Nair
CAST: Tabu, Irfan Khan, Kal Penn, Zuleikha Robinson..
the Story: 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. Base on Jhumpa
Lahiri's book The Namesake (2003)
Movie Review and links:
American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants
to fit in among his fellow Bostonians, despite his family's
unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
"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.