Thursday, March 29, 2007
Went to Farmers Market tonight to see an outstanding movie called "The Namesake." It's about the immigrant experience in America and how immigrant families assimilate via their children.
"The Namesake" follows a young Indian couple from Calcutta who move to New York City and have two children who grow up to be very American indeed.
The oldest son, Gogol Ganguli, isn't happy about getting stuck with a name that sounds odd to American ears. That is until he matures enough to understand where the name comes from.
Since I was just in New Dehli a little over a month ago I was excited to see the scenes filmed in Calcutta. They looked very real to me. And I never mind seeing New York City either.