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The namesake [videorecording] / Fox Searchlight Pictures, Entertainment Farm, UTV Motion Pictures present ; a Mirabai Films & Cine Mosaic production ; produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher, Mira Nair ; screenplay by Sooni Taraporevala ; directed by Mira Nair
Alternate (uniform) Title Namesake (Motion picture)
Widescreen format (1.85:1)
Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PS3562.A316 N3611 2007    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) East Indians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
East Indian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Families -- Drama
Feature films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Physical Description 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD, region 1: Dolby 5.1 surround in English, Dolby surround in Spanish
Language In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish
Closed-captioned
Cast Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Zuleikha Robinson
Credits Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Allyson C. Johnson ; music by Nitin Sawhney
Note Based on the novel: The namesake / by Jhumpa Lahiri
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2006
Special features (53 min.): optional audio commentary by Nair; 3 deleted scenes, with optional audio commentary by Nair (3 min. total); "The anatomy of 'The namesake'" a class taught by Nair at Columbia University's School of the Arts' Film Division (32 min.); "In character with Kal Penn" (4 min.); "Kolkata love poem" montage (4 min.); "Photography as inspiration" featurette (8 min.); theatrical trailer (2 min.)
MPAA rating: PG-13, for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language
Summary The American-born son of Indian immigrants feels pulled between his ethnic heritage and his desire to assimilate, especially after becoming involved with two very different women
Contents Special features: Widescreen version -- Audio commentary by director Mira Nair -- "The anatomy of The Namesake: A class at Columbia University's Graduate Film School" -- Fox Movie Channel presents "In Character" with Kal Penn -- "Kolkata love poem" featurette -- "Photography as inspiration" featurette -- Deleted scenes -- Language: English 5.1 Dolby surround ; Spanish Dolby surround -- Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Alternate Author Nair, Mira
Taraporevala, Sooni, 1957-
Penn, Kal, 1977-
Tabu, 1970 Nov. 4-
Khan, Irrfan, 1962-
Barrett, Jacinda
Lahiri, Jhumpa. Namesake
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Entertainment Farm (Firm)
UTV Motion Pictures (India)
Mirabai Films (Firm)
Cine Mosaic (Firm)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

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