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The namesake

Author: Lydia Dean PilcherMira NairSooni TaraporevalaKal PennTabuAll authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Widescreen format (1.85:1)View all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Melodrama
Drama
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lydia Dean Pilcher; Mira Nair; Sooni Taraporevala; Kal Penn; Tabu; Irrfan Khan; Jacinda Barrett; Zuleikha Robinson; Frederick Elmes; Allyson C Johnson; Nitin Sawhney; Jhumpa Lahiri; Fox Searchlight Pictures.; Entertainment Farm (Firm); UTV Motion Pictures (India); Mirabai Films (Firm); Cine Mosaic (Firm); Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 182540467
Language Note: In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish. Closed-captioned.
Notes: 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.).
Credits: Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Allyson C. Johnson ; music by Nitin Sawhney.
Cast: Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Zuleikha Robinson.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13, for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language.
Description: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1: Dolby 5.1 surround in English, Dolby surround in Spanish.
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.
Other Titles: Namesake (Motion picture)
Responsibility: 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.

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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.

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