The Namesake

The Namesake (2006)


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Directed by: Mira Nair

Starring: Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Kal Penn, Tabu

Genres: Drama

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Ashima A. ganguli: For 25 years I missed my life in India. And now, I will miss my life here. And all of you, who became my family.

Ashoke ganguli: For Gogol ganguli - The man who gave you his name, from the man who gave you your name.

Ashoke ganguli: There is something I always wanted to ask you, but never had the courage. All those years ago, why did you say yes to me?
Ashima A. ganguli: You were the best of the lot.
Ashoke ganguli: Huh?
Ashima A. ganguli: Better than the widower with four children or the cartoonist with one arm. I also liked your shoes.
Ashoke ganguli: Oh. Oh, okay.
Ashima A. ganguli: Hmm, you want me to say "I love you," like the Americans.

Gogol ganguli: So I'm two inches away from her. Her luscious lips part. Just as I'm about to kiss her, she looks at me and she says, "What's your name?"
Marc: Gogol ganguli.
Gogol ganguli: End of seduction 101.

Ashima A. ganguli: You know, by the time I was your age, I had already celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary.
Gogol ganguli: This is America, Ma. People have twins when they're 60.

Man: Pack a pillow and a blanket. See the world. You will never regret it.
Ashoke ganguli: My grandfather always says that is what books are for. To travel without moving an inch.

Gogol ganguli: Did you guys know all this stuff about him when you decided to name me? That he was paranoid, suicidal, friendless, depressed?
Ashoke ganguli: You forgot to mention that he was also a genius.

Ashoke ganguli: You won't believe it. Our rickshaw drivers dress better than professors here.

Moushumi Mazumdar: I detest American television.

Gogol ganguli: There are some things you should know. Um, no kissing, no holding hands. My parents are not Lydia and Gerald. I've never seen them touch, let alone anything else.

Moushumi Mazumdar: Not bad, Mr. ganguli.
Gogol ganguli: I'd say we made a killing, Mrs. ganguli.
Moushumi Mazumdar: Oh, hold it, hold it. Ms. Mazumdar is the name.

Plot hole: When Ashima's brother calls up Ashoke to inform him about the demise of Ashima's father, his head is shown as shaven. It is just the following day after the death of the father, as he himself declares. However according to Bengali customs, the hair is not shaven off until the thirteenth day after the death of a father.

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