The Namesake

Movie information

Two worlds. One journey. Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language.
Released on:
March 9, 2007 (limited)

Production Companies:
Cine Mosaic, Mirabai Films
Distributors:
Fox Searchlight

Status: Released

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

Director: Mira Nair

Screenwriter: Sooni Taraporevala
Script: Novel Adaptation

Genre: Drama
About the film:
When the Ganguli family moves from Calcutta to New York, they embark upon a lifelong balancing act to meld into a new world without forgetting the old. Though parents Ashoke and Ashima 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 is torn between finding his own unique identity without losing his heritage. Even Gogol's name represents the family's journey into the unknown.
Rated PG-13 for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $248,552 (6 theaters) | Domestic Total: $13.57 mil.
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