Film Language Tag: music, native
Used both diegetically and extradiegetically
5 Film Clips
Closing Sequence, The Namesake
Nick/Gogol (Kal Penn) attends a going-away party for his mother, Ashima (Tabu), who is departing for India. He visits his childhood bedroom and discovers the Nikolai Gogol book that his father, Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) has gifted him, and speaks with his mother about his wife, Moushumi's (Zuleikha Robinson) affair.
Feeling the Heat, Love Jones
Darius (Larenz Tate) and Nina (Nia Long) return to her place after deciding to give their relationship another try.
Nick/Gogol and Max's Fight, The Namesake
Nick/Gogol (Kal Penn) shaves his head for his father, Ashoke's (Irrfan Khan) funeral. A flashback to Ashoke's shaved head unites the past and the present. Max (Jacinda Barrett) and Nick/Gogol fight about her presence at Ashoke's funeral ceremony.
Nick/Gogol Learns About His Name, The Namesake
Max (Jacinda Barrett) visits Nick/Gogol's (Kal Penn) childhood home and meets his parents. Ashoke (Irrfan Khan) tells Nick/Gogol about the origins of his name. A flashback captures Ashoke's traumatic train accident.
Yannis and Yorgis, The Weeping Meadow
Eleni (Alexandra Aidini) and Alexis (Nikos Poursanidis) reunite with their twin sons Yannis and Yorgis.