Did the namesake win any awards?

Did the namesake win any awards?

Stardust Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Namesake/Awards

Why is the namesake Rated PG 13?

MPAA explanation: sexuality/nudity, a scene of drug use, some disturbing images and brief language.

What language do they speak in the namesake?

English
HindiBengaliFrench
The Namesake/Languages

What is the message of the movie namesake?

“The Namesake” tells a story that is the story of all immigrant groups in America: Parents of great daring arriving with dreams, children growing up in a way that makes them almost strangers, the old culture merging with the new.

Why did Gogol change his name?

“Gogol” makes Gogol feel like a child. Thus Gogol changes his name, officially, not to change how the world sees him, but to help change how he sees himself. He changes his name as part of a larger process of personal transformation and growth.

Who did Gogol marry?

Moushumi
After a year of dating, Moushumi and Gogol marry. Their parents plan the ceremony, which takes place in the New Jersey suburbs, close to Moushumi’s family’s new home.

Who wrote the namesake?

Jhumpa Lahiri
The Namesake/Authors

Jhumpa Lahiri is the author of four works of fiction: Interpreter of Maladies, The Namesake, Unaccustomed Earth, and The Lowland; and a work of nonfiction, In Other Words.

What happens at the end of the namesake?

The story ends with Gogol, Sonia, Sonia’s fiance (Ben), Ashima and their extended Bengali family at her mother’s Christmas party. We learn that Moushumi and Gogol are divorced and Sonia is about to marry Ben. Ashima has sold the house and will soon go to Calcutta.

How does Ashoke die in the namesake?

The hospital official tells Ashima they have been trying to reach her directly, and that Ashoke has died in the hospital, of a heart attack. The administrator uses the word “expired,” which Ashima’s associates not with death but with the library books she handles at her job. She hangs up, in shock.

What does the ending of the namesake mean?

Gogol spends time at the party, taking pictures of Ashima, Sonia, and Ben, setting up the fake tree in the living room for the last time. He realizes it is his opportunity, finally, to connect more fully with his father’s life, and to learn more deeply what the name “Gogol” meant to Ashoke. The novel ends.

What did Ghosh say to Ashoke?

“My grandfather always says that’s what books are for,” Ashoke said, using the opportunity to open the volume in his hands. “To travel without moving an inch.” “To each his own,” Ghosh said.

Does Gogol regret changing name?

(Although he doesn’t realize it at the time, his rejection of this name is also a rejection of a key part of his father’s history, a fact which makes the change of name even harder for Ashoke and Ashima to accept.)

Why did Gogol and Maxine break up?

She and Gogol break up after the death of his father, when he is pulled back toward his family and begins to feel that she is an outsider, refusing to allow her to accompany them to India for Ashoke’s funeral.

What are the elements of namesake?

The Namesake can be read as a diasporic novel because of three crucial elements. The first is the Gangulis’ transnational move from Calcutta to Massachusetts. The second one is cultural assimilation, which Ashima struggles with. It is at first difficult for her to understand how life in America works.

What does the judge ask Gogol when he goes to court to change his name?

When the judge asks his reason for changing, Gogol simply says that he “hates the name Gogol.” Gogol nevertheless receives cards of congratulation, on graduating from high school, addressed to “Gogol,” since that is the name his Bengali family friends know him by.

Why is the namesake called the namesake?

In the context of Jhumpa Lahiri’s novel The Namesake (2003), a name is not just a label on a person: it is a whole self. Thus, names and namesakes are paramount in the novel, and substituting one for the other is also like throwing off an old self and forging a new one. Therefore, its title: The Namesake.

Why doesn’t Ashima call her husband Ashoke?

Ashima notes that she does not use Ashoke’s given name, because that name, in Bengali, has a special, almost sacred resonance. Both Ashima and Ashoke are lovers of literature, Ashima of English poets, Ashoke of Russian authors, especially Gogol.

Why does Gogol regret changing his name?

The summer before he begins college at Yale, Gogol tells his parents that he wants to change his name to “Nikhil”; they object that it is too late. He blames them for giving him a pet name instead of a real name, a name that is Russian instead of Bengali, a name that he thinks cannot be taken seriously.