- Original title
- Running time
- 122 min.
- United States
Sooni Taraporevala (Novel: Jhumpa Lahiri)
Co-production USA-India; Fox Searchlight Pictures
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- Synopsis / Plot
- 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.
: Independent Spirit Awards: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Irrfan Khan)
: National Board of Review: Top Independent Films
: Gotham Awards: Nominated for Best Film
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