Saturday, August 3
The Namesake is a 2006 drama film based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri ( Pulitzer Prize winner) and directed by Mira Nair. The film follows the story of an immigrant family who move to the United States from Calcutta, India. After moving from Calcutta to New York, members of the Ganguli family maintain a delicate balancing act between honoring the traditions of their native India and blending into American culture. Although parents Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) and Ashima (Tabu) are proud of the sacrifices they make to give their offspring opportunities, their son Gogol (Kal Penn) strives to forge his own identity without forgetting his heritage.
Sponsored by the South Asian Arts Council (SAAC)
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