The Namesake Reviews
Born two children (boy and girl) America son Gogol from an Indian Immigrant. It was only thru their burley there son go gal is caught between his Indian roots and his America birth right. Gogol wants to fit in among his New Yorker friends despite his willingness to let go of their traditional ways. His sister Sonia did her own thing. Gogol didn't like the name his father gave him and wanted to know why he was given that name. It was through Gogol and his sister's journey they both encountered conflict and heartache. They endured college, snobbery work, culture issues, they meet potential partners, marriage divas and experience sadness and joyfulness.
Gogol begin to see the link between the world his parent left behind and the new world that lies in from of him. The way that the movie relates to religion is that of the Hindu belief there associated with multiplicity gods and does not devote the worship of one particular deity. There spiritual practices is prescribed to as a person that should be able to correspond to his or hers competence and that a person should have the freedom to choose of invent a form of Brahman that satisfies his or her craving send to make it the objects of their worship the Hindu enjoy freedom of worshiping their personally chosen icon is to offer their pray to the indefinable Brahman.
This film focuses on Indian culture and the power and full of a family that movies from Calcutta to Queen New York a family that has to adapt to a life in America they has two children (boy and girl) they grew up only to realize that there identities' would cause them both conflict and heartaches, this family endures many different events such as work the different in peoples ways the meeting of partners, marriage and sadness and joy surprise as their life journey progress.
I recommend this movie because I feel there are a lot of people who is trying to find themselves between the many different culture.
Fisher , Mary Pat. Living Religions. 8th. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2011. Print.
The Namesake. Dir. Mira Nair . 2006. Film. 16 Nov 2012.
This movie begins with a young Bengali woman singing classical Indian music which is known to be based on an inner spiritual communion with the divine, and ends with the same woman now middle aged returned to her home in India singing. This is a form of yoga and in Hindu chanting sacred
syllables is found to be a way of stilling a person?s mind. Another way of steadying a person?s mind is to concentrate on a visual object such as a flame. There are many forms of music that may go on for hours if a person is spiritually absorbed.
The Namesake is a story that takes you from the beginning of life together, a young Bengali man and woman just married, and moved from India to America. As they learn to live together and in a new world, they grow close together adapting to the ways of this new country while keeping with many of their beliefs, traditions and rituals.
During this movie, this couple has two children a son and a daughter that grows up in a home of Indian and Hindu tradition, while part of the world they live in. The focus is primarily on the son who?s given an unusual name after a famous writer. Being born and raised in America, it is later in his life before he learns to appreciate the traditions and values of his Indian heritage and more so after his father passes away suddenly at a young age. At this point in his life, he carries on the rituals of the Indian and Hindu ways in his actions of shaving his head, wearing the Indian attire, and participating in the rituals performed as part of the mourning process. He has an American girlfriend that he plans to spend his life with up until the time of his father?s death, which is when he feels closer to his Indian heritage. Later in his life he marries a Bengali woman in America only to find she does not have the same depth of Indian heritage and she has an affair leaving him alone.
I think this movie shows how easy it is to adapt to a new life as well as how difficult it is to fit in and the need for a heritage of traditions to relate to.