The Namesake

Directed by Mira Nair

With perhaps her most personal film yet, Nair returns with a cross-generational, trans-continental, culture clash family drama based on Jumpha Lahiri’s best-selling novel.

Following their arranged marriage, Ashoke (Khan) and Ashima (Tabu) leave Calcutta for a new life in New York City. They find it difficult to adjust to the cold climate and strange ways. But when their son (Penn) is born, he embraces American culture, turning his back on his parents’ Bengali traditions. Can the gap be bridged? Includes a soundtrack by Nitin Sawhney.

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Languages:
Bengali and English

Subtitles:
Partial English

Duration:
132 minutes

Country of origin:
India and USA

Year of production:
2006