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The Namesake

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Release Date: March 9, 2007 (limited)
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Mira Nair
Screenwriter: Sooni Taraporevala
Starring: Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Zuleikha Robinson, Brooke Smith, Sahira Nair
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language)
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Review: 5.5/10 rating
DVD Review: 7/10 rating
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Plot Summary: When the 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.

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Trailer 2, 8 Clips & Featurette (2.19.07):
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Kal Penn Interview (3.1.07):

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