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The Namesake In Mira Nair's marvelous and moving cross-cultural family saga, a Bengali couple (Irrfan Khan and Tabu) make a home in the New York suburbs. Kal Penn,...The NamesakeDramaPT122MPG-13 In Mira Nair's marvelous and moving cross-cultural family saga, a Bengali couple (Irrfan Khan and Tabu) make a home in the New York suburbs. Kal Penn,...2007-03-16Jacinda BarrettTabuJacinda Barrett, TabuFox Searchlight Pictures
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The Namesake

Genre: Drama; Starring: Irfan Khan, Kal Penn, Jacinda Barrett, Tabu; Director: Mira Nair; Author: Sooni Taraporevala; Release Date Wide: 03/09/2007; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Fox Searchlight Pictures

In Mira Nair’s marvelous and moving cross-cultural family saga, a Bengali couple (Irrfan Khan and Tabu) make a home in the New York suburbs. Kal Penn, in a fantastic performance, is their son, whose love-hate, push-pull relationship with his heritage forms the film’s spiritual core. The movie is a bit too episodic, but it will speak to anyone who ever felt pulled in different directions by his own heart.

Originally posted March 16 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT

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