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Mira Nair's The Namesake trailer

Namesake.jpgI've just seen Mira Nair's The Namesake trailer online and it looks rather interesting, something that surprised me when I saw it at first. It also looks quite emotional and set to tug at the heart strings.

Nair brought us Monsoon Wedding and Vanity Fair to name two of the most widely known. Here's what the official blurb has to say about The Namesake:

...is a highly emotional family drama, which revolves around a young woman living in Calcutta, named Ashima who consents to an arranged marriage to Ashoke, a student living in the USA. A few days after their marriage, Ashima and Ashoke move to America to start a new life. Ashima finds it difficult to cope with constant loneliness in a foreign country, but she patiently adapts to new versions of her old habits, while trying to recreate Calcutta in her American home. After having children, both mother and father take great pride in the opportunities their sacrifices have afforded their children. Paradoxically, their son Gogol (Kal Penn) is torn between finding his own unique identity without losing his heritage.

Starring Tabu (Chandni Bar) appears in the leading role, together with Irrfan Khan (The Warrior), Kal Penn (Superman Returns) and Jacinda Barrett (Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason).

I have all the trailer links you could need, as well as the official site, and after a look I'd be interested to know what you think.

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Windows Media Player: High, Medium and Low



I'm *very* excited to see this. I like Nair, I have faith that Penn has talent beyond Kumar, the trailer looked great and initial reviews have been fairly good.

Looking forward to it.

I just borrowed the book from a friend and I hope to read it before watching the film, I caught the trailer tonight when I watched Becoming Jane (oh that James McAvoy is something huh!?), the trailer does look good.


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