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"The Namesake" is a 2006 film which was released in the United States on March 9, 2007, following screenings at film festivals in Toronto and New York City. It was directed by Mira Nair and is based upon the novel of the same name by Jhumpa Lahiri, who appeared in the movie. Sooni Taraporevala adapted the novel to a screenplay. The film received positive reviews from American critics.
- also known as O Bom Nome
- countries: India, United States of America
- languages: Hindi Language, Bengali Language, English Language, French
- producers: Lydia Dean Pilcher & Mira Nair
- executive producers: Yasushi Kotani, Ronnie Screwvala, Taizo Son
- production design by Stephanie Carroll
- art direction by Suttirat Anne Larlarb
- written by Sooni Taraporevala
- based on "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri
- Kal Penn as Gogol
- Kal Penn as Nikhil
- Tabu as Ashima
- Irrfan Khan as Ashoke
- Jacinda Barrett as Maxine
- Zuleikha Robinson as Moushumi Mazumdar
- Brooke Smith as Sally
- Sahira Nair as Sonia
- Jagannath Guha as Ghosh
- Ruma Guha Thakurta as Ashoke's Mother
- Tanushree Shankar as Ashima's Mother
- Sabyasachi Chakrabarty as Ashima's Father
- Tamal Raichowdhury as Ashoke's Father
- Dhruv Mookerji as Rana
- Supriya Devi as Ashima's Grandmother
- Jhumpa Lahiri as Jhumpa Mashi
- Glenne Headly
- Sebastian Roché
- Sandip Deb
- Sukanya as Rini
- casting by Cindy Tolan
- cinematography by Frederick Elmes
- edited by Allyson C. Johnson
- music by Nitin Sawhney
- costume design by Arjun Bhasin
- set decoration by Lydia Marks
- locations: Yonkers, Kolkata, New York City
- genres: Film adaptation, Indie film, Family Drama, Bollywood, Bengali Cinema, Drama
- rating: PG-13 (USA)
- released on (9 years ago)
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- official website: www.foxsearchlight.com/thenamesake
- "The Namesake" is the first novel by Jhumpa Lahiri. It was originally a novella published in The New Yorker and was later expanded to a full length novel. It explores many of the same emotional and cultural themes as her Pulitzer Prize-winning short story collection Interpreter of Maladies. Moving between events in Calcutta, Boston, and New York City, the novel examines the nuances involved with being caught between two conflicting cultures with highly distinct religious, social, and ideological differences.
- also known as "The Namesake (movie tie-in edition)"
- language: English Language
- genre: Fiction
- subjects: Literary, Massachusetts
- released in (12 years ago)
- "The Namesake" is a short story by Willa Cather. It was first published in McClure's in March 1907.
- "The Namesake" is a book by Robert W. Walker.
- genres: Autobiography, Biography
- subject: Military branch
- "The namesake" is a book by C. Walter Hodges.
"The Namesake" is the soundtrack album of 2006 film.
- also known as The Namesake soundtrack
- artist: Nitin Sawhney
- genre: Soundtrack
- released on (8 years ago)
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Planet India (2008)
The Turbulent Rise of the Largest Democracy and the Future of Our World by Mira Kamdar
The Namesake is an inspired interpretation of a deft novel about the Indian immigrant experience in the United States,
The Namesake is a landmark film in the evolution of international Indian cinema, based on rich subject matter, with ...
by Brookline (Mass.) Public library
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by Pyrus Elwood
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Critical Perceptions by N. D. R. Chandra
Therefore, The Namesake is a story extraordinary rich in questioning the substance that characterises our existence or a personality. Its most dominant characteristic feature is our The Namesake: The Physiology of Unruly Emotions 299.
by A. Mohan
a function ofadifferent timeand place: five years after Anil's Ghost,a variety ofnovels by expatriate Indians ( JhumpaLahiri's The Namesake is a paradigmatic example) and films (AshutoshGowariker's suggestively titled Swades had enormous ...
by Brian Jones
Lahiri's first novel, The Namesake, was a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was chosen as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly. Indianborn directorMira Nair ...
Flora's Lexicon (1852)
An Interpretation of the Language and Sentiment of Flowers : with an Outline of Botany : and a Poetical Introd by Catharine Harbeson Waterman
spikes of florets green; And Hawthorn, famed 'mid vernal scene For gracing May's propitious hour Pink-anther'd 'mid its petals pale, And lending fragrance to the gale; Hail'd from its fair and sweet array The namesake of the lovely May.
by Emmanuel S. Nelson
The Namesake (2003), Lahiri's first novel, continues with and extends the themes of displacement, alienation, and the search for one's identity. Gogol Ganguli, the protagonist of the novel, is born to Indian immigrant parents in Cambridge, ...
The Route 66 Encyclopedia (2012)
by Jim Hinckley, James Hinckley
The namesake was Salvador Milan, a major landholder ...
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