The Namesake

The Namesake Release Date: March 9, 2007

“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.

Starring: Irrfan KhanKal PennJacinda BarrettBrooke SmithTabuLinus RoacheZuleikha RobinsonStuart RudinJhumpa LahiriTamal Ray ChowdhuryKantiSahira NairPallavi ShahSabyasachi ChakrabortySumitraGargi MukherjeeTanushree ShankarHeather MacRaeSoham ChatterjeeSukanyaJosh GrisettiRupak GinnSandip DebSupriya ChoudhuryKousik BhowalRuma Guha ThakurtaNoor Lahiri VourvouliasDhruv MookerjiMichael CountrymanJagannath Guha
Genres: Drama
Directed By: Mira Nair
Runtime: 122 minutes
Studio: FoxS
MPAA Rating PG-13