The Namesake

The Namesake The Film Adaptation

The Namesake was made into a major motion picture in 2006, directed by Mira Nair and with a screenplay written by Sooni Taraporevala. It stars Kal Penn as Gogol, Tabu as Ashima, and Irrfan Khan as Ashoke. The film was nominated for Best Film at the 2007 Gotham Awards and for Best Feature Film Casting by the Casting Society of America. Irrfan Khan was nominated for the Best Supporting Male award at the Independent Spirit Awards and Mira Nair won the Golden Aphrodite award at the 2006 Love is Folly International Film Festival in Bulgaria.