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The Namesake

Rating:PG-13 (for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:March 16, 2007
Running time:122 minutes
Cast:Jagannath Guha, Kal Penn, Zuleikha Robinson, Irrfan Khan, Tabu
Director:Mira Nair
Producer:Lydia Pilcher
Writer:Jhumpa Lahiri, Sooni Taraporevala
Distributor:Fox Searchlight Pictures

Description: "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. Although 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.

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