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Release Date: March 09, 2007Running Time: 122 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG 13Box Office: $13,569,248.00
Genre: Adaptation, Drama


Zuleikha Robinson

Irrfan Khan

Jacinda Barrett

Glenne Headly

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The Gangulis family comes to the U.S. from India in order to experience a world of limitless opportunities--only to be confronted with the perils and confusion of trying to build a meaningful life in a baffling new society. On the heels of their arranged marriage, Ashoke and Ashima jet off from sweltering Calcutta to a wintry New York where they begin their new life together. Virtual strangers to one another and with Ashima now living in a new and very strange land, their relationship quickly takes a turn when Ashima gives birth to a son. Under pressure to name him quickly, Ashoke settles on Gogol, after the famous Russian author--a name that serves as a link to a secret past and, Ashoke ho... Full Summary >>