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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.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Library Reserve Desk DVD 4549 37684001063844 Reserve Closet Not holdable Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen format (1.85:1).
  • Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2007.

Content descriptions

General Note:
DVD, region 1: Dolby 5.1 surround in English, Dolby surround in Spanish.
Faculty reserve.
Material for LVIS-223 (Menon).
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.).
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Frederick Elmes ; editor, Allyson C. Johnson ; music by Nitin Sawhney.
Participant or Performer Note:
Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Zuleikha Robinson.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: PG-13, for sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language.
System Details Note:
DVD, region 1: Dolby 5.1 surround in English, Dolby surround in Spanish.
Language Note:
In English or dubbed Spanish; with optional subtitles in English, French or Spanish.
Subject: 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
Genre: Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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