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Nair,Mira

The namesake videorecording 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. - Widescreen format (1.85:1). - Beverly Hills, Calif. 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment c2007 - 1 videodisc (122 min.) sd., col 4 3/4 in

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.).

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.

Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Allyson C. Johnson ; music by Nitin Sawhney. Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Allyson C. Johnson ; music by Nitin Sawhney.

Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Zuleikha Robinson.

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.

MPAA rating: PG-13, for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language.


DVD, region 1: Dolby 5.1 surround in English, Dolby surround in Spanish.


In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Closed-captioned.


East Indians--New York (State)--New York--Drama.
East Indian Americans--New York (State)--New York--Drama.
Immigrants--New York (State)--New York--Drama.
Man-woman relationships--Drama.
Families--Drama.


Feature films.
Fiction films.
Films for the hearing impaired.

791.4372 / NE

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