The namesake (2006)
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DVD 005 791
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.
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.
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007.
In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
1 DVD (122 min.) : sound, color
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Entertainment Farm (Firm)
UTV Motion Pictures (India)
Mirabai Films (Firm)
Cine Mosaic (Firm)
Pilcher, Lydia Dean
Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Zuleikha Robinson.
Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Allyson C. Johnson ; music by Nitin Sawhney.
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.).
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.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.