Mira Nair’s “The Namesake” Opens March 9th in Select Theaters

New York, NY (rushprnews) 03/06/2007– THE NAMESAKE is the story of the Ganguli family whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing act to meld to a new world without forgetting the old. Though parents Ashoke and Ashima (Irrfan Khan, Tabu) long for the family and culture that enveloped them in India, they take great pride in the opportunities their sacrifices have afforded their children. Paradoxically, their son Gogol (Kal Penn) is torn between finding his own unique identity without losing his heritage. Even Gogol’s name represents the family’s journey into the unknown. Helmed by the Academy Award®-nominated Mira Nair, THE NAMESAKE is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri.

Mira Nair’s




*** Official Selection – Toronto International Film Festival ***


*** Official Selection – Telluride Film Festival ***


*** Opening Night Film – IAAC Film Festival ***


*** Official Selection – Dubai Film Festival ***


*** Official Selection – London Film Festival ***


“A spellbinding exploration of love and belonging” – Elle


“Thoroughly engaging, terrifically moving” – Premiere


“A glory on a huge colorful canvas” – Wall Street Journal
Opens Friday MARCH 9 exclusively at the following theaters:

NYC: Angelika Film Center, Paris Theatre
LA: Laemmle’s Santa Monica, Arclight Hollywood
SF: Embarcadero Center Cinema
Toronto: Cineplex Odeon Varsity Cinema
Opens on March 16 in Boston, Chicago, DC, Philadelphia, San Jose, Seattle, Vancouver and additional cities

Watch the Trailer | Tickets and Showtimes
Don’t be sold out. Get your tickets to THE NAMESAKE in advance!

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