If you have not yet seen Namesake... WHY??

By FilmEnthusiast
Written April 25, 2007
I often go to see new releases, but it is infrequent that the films I see stay with me days and weeks after the viewing. The experiences of the Ganguli family ring true for immigrants of all courtiers. The film depicts the cultural gaps between parents and their American-born children. As the years go by, the children become aware of the sacrifices their parents made and gain an appreciation for the people and the country from which they stem.
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Very Good for all Indians

By thomaseapen
Written April 25, 2007
Its a good message to all indians who has been migrated to USA.
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Outstanding movie

By hadzee
Written April 22, 2008
Mira Nair has done an absolutely fantastic job of illustrating the cultural issues faced by an Indian family which is trying to assimilate into the American culture. The story revolves around an Indian guy, Gogol, who is born and bought up in US. Gogol understands his 'namesake' after some sorry events. Overall a very good emotional movie.
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A Delicate Balance

By egangbar
Written May 07, 2007
An outstanding movie weaving a family saga between three generations and between the old world (india) and the new world (America). While at times the pace seems slow, Ms. Nair is allowing us get to know the characters more fully. The cinematography is very good, pariticularly the shots in India. The photographic contrast between India and the US is particularly striking. The acting all around is excellent from Ashima's library colleague to Gogol himself. Overall, a very fine effort and well worth seeing.
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By slmetzger01
Written May 07, 2007
This was a very engaging and provocative piece of ffilm. The beginning makes one want to know what Ashtook will do with his life. His marriage binds him to his culture even as he embraces life in a new country and chooses to raise his family far from his homeland. Ashima is a strong woman who loves her family and although she often misses India, she too is part of America. The son and daughter are wonderful examples of children who are bicultural and reflect the advantages and challenges they face.
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