What is the movie The Namesake about?
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.
The Namesake/Film synopsis
When was the movie namesake made?
March 9, 2007 (USA)
The Namesake/Release date
How is the namesake movie different from the book?
In 2006, The Namesake was adapted into a film directed by Mira Nair by the same title. As movie adaptations of books go, the film adaptation is very faithful to the novel. One of the ways the novel differs from the movie is the order in which events are portrayed.
Where can I see the movie namesake?
Watch The Namesake Streaming Online | Hulu (Free Trial)
What does the ending of the namesake mean?
Gogol spends time at the party, taking pictures of Ashima, Sonia, and Ben, setting up the fake tree in the living room for the last time. He realizes it is his opportunity, finally, to connect more fully with his father’s life, and to learn more deeply what the name “Gogol” meant to Ashoke. The novel ends.
Is Ruth in the namesake movie?
When she goes abroad for a year and comes back disinterested in continuing the relationship, Lahiri writes, “He longs for her as his parents have longed, all these years, for the people they love in India—for the first time in his life, he knows this feeling.” But in the film, Ruth is entirely absent.
Why is the book called namesake?
In the context of Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake (2003), a name is not just a label on a person: it is a whole self. Thus, names and namesakes are paramount in the novel, and substituting one for the other is also like throwing off an old self and forging a new one. Therefore, its title: The Namesake.
Is the namesake on prime video?
Prime Video: The Namesake.
Did moushumi and Gogol divorce?
Moushumi keeps the infidelity a secret from Gogol for many months, but finally Gogol suspects something, catches Moushumi in a lie (on the train up to Boston, to visit Gogol’s family), and the couples separates and, eventually, divorces. After their relationship ends, Moushumi drifts out of the novel.