“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.”
“The Namesake” quotes(2006)
Mira Nair directed this movie in 2006
Title The Namesake
Director Mira Nair
Director Mira Nair
Plot – Ashoke and Ashima leave Calcutta just after the celebration of their arranged marriage to move to New York. In the large crowded metropolis they both have to start a new life, while coming to terms with the fact of being virtually strangers to each other. Their married life has a breakthrough with the birth of a son who Ashoke decides to call Gogol, in honor of the Russian novelist. This important and high-sounding name has ties to a secret past and contains the hope of a different and better future. However, Gogol's life is not simple. First-generation American, from an early age he must learn to mediate between his roots and modernity in order to find his own identity. While Gogol begins a personal war with his world, rejecting his given name, dating a rich American girl and enrolling at Yale University, his parents are entrenched in Bengali traditions. The paths of parents and son, however, are meant to cross, until Gogol finally opens his eyes and understands.
All actors – Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Zuleikha Robinson, Brooke Smith, Sahira Nair, Jagannath Guha, Ruma Guha Thakurta, Sandip Deb, Sukanya, Tanushree Shankarshow all
“The Namesake” Quotes 7 quotes
“- Ashima: Why don't you get in my American son? Sonia can sit on my lap. Come on.
- Nikhil a.k.a. Gogol: No. Because being pulled by another human being is feudal and exploitative, and I don't want to be part of something like that.”
“My grandfather always says that is what books are for. To travel without moving an inch.”
- Nikhil a.k.a. Gogol: 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.
- Nikhil a.k.a. Gogol: End of seduction 101.
“- Nikhil a.k.a. Gogol: Did you guys know all this stuff about him when you decided to name me? That he was paranoid, suicidal, friendless, depressed?
- Ashoke: You forgot to mention that he was also a genius.”
“- Ashima: You know, by the time I was your age, I had already celebrated my 10th wedding anniversary.
- Nikhil a.k.a. Gogol: This is America, Ma. People have twins when they're 60.”
“Pack a pillow and blanket. Go, see the world. You will never regret it, Gogol.”