The Namesake

2006, Movie, PG-13, 122 mins

The Namesake
Indian-born director Mira Nair bounces back from her misguided take on Thackeray's Vanity Fair with a project better suited to her unique point of view: a funny and touching adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winner Jhumpa Lahiri's novel about two generations of Bengali-Americans attempting to reconcile the world of their collective past with that of their individual futures.

Yonkers, New York, 1977: Young bride Ashima (Bollywood superstar Tabu) arrives from Calcutta with Ashoke (Irfan Kahn), her new husband by arranged marriage. Ashoke seems to be a nice enough fellow — an intellectual enamored of Russian literature who's been studying fiber optics at a Ne...

Released: 2006 Rated: PG-13 Length: 122 mins

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