The Namesake (2006)

The Namesake is based on the novel by Jhumpa Lahiri and it shows because it isn't a traditional formulaic film, but rather one with several layers of tone and fabric and generations.

Young Gogol receives his name as an interim one from his Indian born parents. The name becomes his bane, just as he views his Indian heritage as he lives in the only country he really knows - the United States. The story begins with his parents marriage in India and rapid move to the States to start a new life. The focus later becomes Gogol as he grows up with a dual identity.

The story is powerful as it weaves heritage and adaptation into a rich tale of love and loss.

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