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The Namesake (2006)

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Kal Penn Kal Penn
Nikhil a.k.a. Gogol
Tabu Tabu
Irrfan Khan Irrfan Khan
Zuleikha Robinson Zuleikha Robinson
Moushumi Mazumdar
Brooke Smith Brooke Smith
Sahira Nair Sahira Nair
Jagannath Guha Jagannath Guha

Written by
Sooni Taraporevala Sooni Taraporevala
Jhumpa Lahiri Jhumpa Lahiri


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A very good movie

8 years, 2 months ago at Nov 15 14:14
To be honest, since I had never heard of this movie before, I had no idea what I should expect but since I had a weak spot for Mira Nair’s work, I thought I might as well check it out. Eventually, I I really loved the damned thing and it turned out to be one of these great underrated obscure features that no one has ever heard about. I mean, sure, the whole thing was well directed and acted but,... read more
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Description: While traveling by train to visit his grandfather in Jamshedpur, Calcutta born, Bengali-speaking Ashoke Ganguli meets with fellow-traveler, Ghosh, who impresses upon him to travel, while Ashoke is deep into a book authored by Nicholai Gogol. The train meets with an accident, and after recuperating, Ashoke re-locates to America, settles down, returns home in 1977 to get married to aspiring singer, Ashima, and returns home to New York. Shortly thereafter they become parents of a boy, who they initially name Gogol, and a few years later both give birth to Sonia. The family then buy their own house in the suburbs and travel t ... (more)
Release date: 6 April 2007
Tags: Drama (4), India (2), Family (2), Culture (2), 2006 (2), 2000s (2), Feb 08 (1), SnP (1), Cross-Cultural (1), Drama: Light Drama (1), Book (1), Rented (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Sort (1)
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