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The namesake (2006)
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Call no.:
DVD 005 791
Title:
The namesake
Originally produced:
2006
Format:
DVD
Summary:
The American-born son of Indian immigrants feels pulled between his ethnic heritage and his desire to assimilate, especially after becoming involved with two very different women.
Credits:
Fox Searchlight Pictures, Entertainment Farm, UTV Motion Pictures present ; a Mirabai Films & Cine Mosaic production ; produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair ; screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala ; directed by Mira Nair.
Edition:
Widescreen.
Publication:
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007.
Languages:
In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Closed-captioned.
Details:
1 DVD (122 min.) : sound, color
Studio(s):
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Entertainment Farm (Firm)
UTV Motion Pictures (India)
Mirabai Films (Firm)
Cine Mosaic (Firm)
Director(s):
Nair, Mira
Screenwriter(s):
Taraporevala, Sooni
Producer(s):
Pilcher, Lydia Dean
Nair, Mira
Cast:
Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Zuleikha Robinson.
Production:
Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Allyson C. Johnson ; music by Nitin Sawhney.
Notes:
Based on the novel: The namesake / by Jhumpa Lahiri.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006.
Aspect ratio 1.85:1.
Special features (53 min.): optional audio commentary by Nair; 3 deleted scenes, with optional audio commentary by Nair (3 min. total); "The anatomy of 'The namesake'" a class taught by Nair at Columbia University's School of the Arts' Film Division (32 min.); "In character with Kal Penn" (4 min.); "Kolkata love poem" montage (4 min.); "Photography as inspiration" featurette (8 min.); theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Subjects:
East Indians New York (State) New York Drama.
East Indian Americans New York (State) New York Drama.
Immigrants New York (State) New York Drama.
Man-woman relationships Drama.
Family Drama.
Genre:
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
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Location: Van Pelt Video Collection
Format: DVD
Region: NTSC (North America)
Genre: Feature films
Genre: Fiction films
Year: 2000s
Spoken language: English
Spoken language: Spanish
Subtitles: English
Subtitles: French
Subtitles: Spanish
Accessibility: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Title: Namesake
Director: Nair, Mira
Actor: Barrett, Jacinda
Actor: Khan, Irfan
Actor: Penn, Kal
Actor: Robinson, Zuleikha
Musical score composer: Sawhney, Nitin
Production studio: Cine Mosaic (Firm)
Production studio: Entertainment Farm (Firm)
Production studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Production studio: Mirabai Films (Firm)
Screenplay: Original
Film technique: Live action
Cover image available: Yes