The Namesake (Widescreen)

Starring: Kal Penn, Tabu & Irrfan Khan Director: Mira Nair  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
The Namesake (Widescreen)
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 54 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2007
  • Label: Fox Searchlight
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Surround - Spanish
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes (3; w/ Optional Commentary)
    • Audio Commentary: Mira Nair - Director
    • Behind the Scenes:
      1. "Fox Movie Channel Presents: In Character with Kal Penn"
      2. "Photography as Inspiration"
    • Featurette:
      1. "The Anatomy of THE NAMESAKE: A Class at Columbia University's Graduate Film School"
      2. Kolkata Love Poem
    • Trailers:
      1. 20th Century Fox Previews
      2. Theatrical Trailer

Performers, Cast and Crew:

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Directed by
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Screenwriting by
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Director of Photography:

Entertainment Reviews:

Premiere - 03/01/2007
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE NAMESAKE is a thoroughly engaging, terrifically moving family story that's rich in beautifully observed and lovingly conveyed human detail."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/16/2007
"[M]oving and marvelous....Penn, who has a gift for letting feelings burn through his skin, shows you the conflicts roiling inside him..." - Grade: A-
USA Today - 03/09/2007
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE NAMESAKE is an engaging and moving film with a universal story about the bonds of family as told through two generations of a Bengali family."
Rolling Stone - 03/22/2007
3 stars out of 4 -- "This is a generational family saga everyone can relate to, and Nair gives it her special magic."
Total Film - 05/01/2007
3 stars out of 5 -- "[The film] casts a spell thanks to committed performances across the board and Nair's sharp eye for local colour."
USA Today - 03/16/3007
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "THE NAMESAKE is an engaging and moving story about the bonds of family as told through two generations of a Bengali family."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 03/01/2007
"Kal Penn anchors the movie with his eloquent portrayal....This immigrant journey ends on a deeply moving note."
Sight and Sound - 04/01/2007
"Kal Penn...exactly catches the awkwardness of adolescence, carrying us with him as he matures."
Wall Street Journal - 02/27/2009
"[An] immensely pleasurable film....The Indian film star Tabu is exquisite as Ashima. Ashoke is played, magnificently, by Irrfan Khan..."

Plot Keywords:

Coming Of Age | Fathers And Sons | India | New York City | Theatrical Release | Tragedy

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical Release - MARCH 9, 2007
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  • Sales Rank: 23,913
  • UPC: 024543456087
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