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The Namesake

The Namesake

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In some ways this is a Bollywood version of ''How the West Was Won'', with modern-day Indians playing the part of the European settlers conquering America. A young man emigrates to America, and later returns home to fetch an arranged wife. Back in America, they struggle to fit in and soon pop out two kids. The boy has an unfortunate name for America, and as he grows, it continues to haunt him. Later, as a young man himself, he becomes romantically involved with a rich white girl, which causes tensions with his family. The film follows this Indian family as they try to adjust to a totally different culture than their ancestors.


121 minutes, No persons under 13 (Sex, Nudity)
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Irfan Khan, Kal Penn, Jagannath Guha, Ruma Guha Thakurta, Tabu, Sandip Deb, Sukanya, Tanusree Shankar
Director
Mira Nair
ScreenplaySooni Taraporevala, from the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri
MusicNitin Sawhney
CinematographyFrederick Elmes
EditingAllyson C. Johnson
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2006
Produced byFox Searchlight Pictures, Cine Mosaic, Entertainment Farm, Mirabai Films, UTV Motion Pictures

Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
Trailer: Medium

FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageNone
NudityBrief, infrequent, sexual context
SexBrief scenes of strongly implied sex, kissing, infrequent
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceMild, stereotyping of Indians, in context
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

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Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Cape Argus/The StarDebashine Thangevelo10
Cape TimesDennis Lim10
Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal12
The CitizenBruce Dennill14
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge10
International Media
BBC (UK)Jaspreet Pandohar15
Box Office (USA)Susan Green8
eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson5
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli18
Rolling Stone (US)Peter Travers15
ScreenIt (USA)14
IMDB1834 Netizens16
Average .. 61%12


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