The Namesake


The Namesake
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
Made in2006
Produced byFox Searchlight Pictures, Cine Mosaic, Entertainment Farm, Mirabai Films, UTV Motion Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (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
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
3
Blood / Gore / Gross
3
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
3
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
2
Topics to talk about
4


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Debashine Thangevelo
10
Cape Times
Dennis Lim
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
12
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
10
BBC
Jaspreet Pandohar
15
Box Office
Susan Green
8
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
18
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
15
ScreenIt
14

What the People say

Internet
1834 Netizens
16

Average .. 61%

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