The Namesake

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The Namesake Synopsis

"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.

Rated PG-13 for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language

The Namesake Casts

Irrfan Khan

Ashoke Ganguli

Kal Penn

Gogol/Nikhil

Zuleikha Robinson

Moushumi Mazoomdar

Jacinda Barrett

Maxine Ratliffe

Tabu

Ashima Ganguli

Sabyasachi Chakraborty

Ashima's Father

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