The Namesake (2007)

Hindi 2 hrs 30 mins Drama, Comedy, Romance
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Total Reviews: 10
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Review Summary: THE NAMESAKE is a classy product that caters to a niche audience mainly - those who appreciate qualitative cinema.

Average Critic Rating: (3.53)
Cast: Irrfan Khan , Tabu , Sukanya , Sabyasachi Chakravarthy , Supriya Choudhary , Cindy Tolan , Jagannath Guha , Thakurta , Sandip Deb , Tanusree Shankar , Tamal Sengupta , Dhruv Mookerji , Stuart Rudin , Heather MacRae , Sumitra Kanti , Michael Countryman , Kousik Bhowal , Rupak Ginn , Soham Chatterjee , Gargi Mukherjee , Pallavi Shah , Noor Lahiri Vourvoulias , Kal Penn , Linus Roache , Jhumpa Lahiri
Director: Mira Nair
Release Date: 23 Mar 2007

Plot: The Namesake depicts the struggles of Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli ( Irrfan Khan and Tabu ), two first-generation immigrants from West Bengal, India to the United States, and their American-born children Gogol ( Kal Penn ) and Sonia ( Sahira Nair ). The film takes place primarily in Kolkata, India Read more

The Namesake - Top Reviews

Of the cast, you may have some issues with the somewhat sing-song accent assigned to Tabu and Irrfan Khan. Yet nothing can come in the way of Tabu’s searingly touching performance, comparable with the best of any actress in any part of the world. Irrfan K
Khalid Mohamed, Hindustan Times 
THE NAMESAKE is a classy product that caters to a niche audience mainly - those who appreciate qualitative cinema.
Taran Adarsh, Bollywood Hungama

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The Namesake - All Reviews

Spend your money on the book, instead
Pankaj Shukla, Smash Hits
The screens missed Tabu since her Shakespearean venture, as her subsequent releases were delayed or low-key projects. In The Namesake, she returns in all her glory to play Ashima, a Bengali woman who marries an NRI professor named Ashoke (Ifran Khan). She
Ron Ahluwalia, Planet Bollywood
Ok, so what was this really about?
India Glitz
When a book is made into a film, especially one that is penned by a Pulitzer-Prize winning author, there's more scope for potential disaster.
Merril Diniz, Rediff 
The Namesake has a large story to tell and its minor messages are the ones that stand out. This film will provide a pleasant surprise, no matter how much you’ve read about it. Just when the audience feels they are accustomed to its sentimentality, they re
BollySpice Team, Bolly Spice
By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFMFriday, March 23, 2007 A Mira Nair film is special! Over the years, Mira''s films have won tremendous acclaim and admirers on home turf as well as on foreign soil. Although opinions and feedback to her films vary, there''s no deny
The pangs of migration, which run through much of Indian-American writing was the theme of the film.
T P Sreenivasan, Rediff