The Namesake

The Namesake
  • 2006
  • 2h 2min
  • 12
  • Directed by: Mira Nair
  • Cast: Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan
  • Language: English, Hindi, Bengali
  • UK release: 30 March 2007

Following their arranged marriage, Ashoke and Ashima leave Calcutta to live in New York. The couple struggle to adapt in this new city and maintain strong ties to their native culture. Soon their son is born, which the father decides to call Gogol after the Russian author. Gogol grows up to be like any of his fellow New Yorkers and loses touch with his Indian roots, as he reaches adulthood Gogol wants to change that which he finds embarrassing.

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