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The namesake - Kal Penn, Tabu, Irfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Mira Nair

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Movie propaganda

Two worlds. One journey.

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 (Irfan Khan) and Ashima (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.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film comedy drama romance Indian migrant culture shock family New York identity heritage

Persons of interest

  • Tabu .... Ashima Ganguli
  • Irfan Khan .... Ashoke Ganguli
  • Kal Penn .... Gogol Ganguli
  • Zuleikha Robinson .... Moushumi Mazoomdar
  • Jacinda Barrett .... Maxine Ratliff
  • Benjamin Bauman .... Donald
  • Sudipta Bhawmik .... Subrata Mesho
  • Sibani Biswas .... Mrs Mazoomdar
  • Jessica Blank .... Edith
  • Sabyasachi Chakravarthy .... Ashima's Father
  • Supriya Choudhury .... Ashima's Grandmother
  • Marcus Collins .... Graham
  • Rupak Ginn .... Uncle
  • Josh Grisetti .... Jerry
  • Jagannath Guha .... Ghosh
  • Maximiliano Hernández .... Ben
  • Jhumpa Lahiri .... Aunt Jhumpa
  • Dhruv Mookerji .... Rana
  • Gargi Mukherjee .... Mira Mashi
  • Sahira Nair .... Sonia Ganguli
  • BC Parekh .... Mr Mazoomdar
  • Allison Lee Ritter .... Emily
  • Sebastian Roché .... Pierre
  • Justin Rosini .... Marc
  • Bobby Steggert .... Jason
  • Baylen Thomas .... Blake
  • Jo Yang .... Ms Lu
  • Jhumpa Lahiri .... Author
  • Sooni Taraporevala .... Screenwriter
  • Mira Nair .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

The comedy, drama, romance movie The namesake is directed by Mira Nair and stars Kal Penn, Tabu, Irfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett.

Government security censorship classification

M (Moderate themes, infrequent drug use)

Surveillance time

122 minutes (2:02 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 5 April 2007

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