The Namesake - External Reviews

wogma rating: Buy the DVD already (?)
quick review:

This is story-telling at its best. Especially considering there was nothing very unique or great about the story itself. I was mesmerized by Tabu’s acting. Simple day-to-day dialogues and none, if not necessary added to the elegance of the movie.

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10 reviewers have given The Namesake an average rating of 4.3/5.0 (?)

8 yays
1 nays
1 so-so

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Thumbs up by Aparajita Ghosh, Apun Ka Choice ...Not once are the emotions overblown... full review

Thumbs up by Sanjay Ram, Business of Cinema ...You can almost smell the air and feel the wind while watching the film... full review

Thumbs up by Rajeev Masand, IBN Live ...It's clear that the film's central theme is alienation from other cultures and one's own, and it's remarkable how the director hits the right note from the very start.... full review

Thumbs up by Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM ...The sequences that hold your interest are mostly those that feature Irrfan and Tabu.... full review

Thumbs up by Merril Diniz, Rediff ...it surpasses one's expectations... full review

Thumbs up by Subhash K Jha, Sify Movies ...Mira Nair stays wedded to a muted emotional expression even in the strongest moments of drama... full review

Thumbs up by Naomi Datta, Times Now ...makes a fairly good film out of a fairly nothing novel... full review

Thumbs up by Nikhat Kazmi, Times of India ... The Namesake is a Haiku about Hindustan: minimalist, magical and intensely moving.... full review

So-So by Sreeram Ramachandran, M TV ...Somehow, whether you like these films or not, you end up relating to the characters and not wanting bad things to happen to them... full review

Thumbs down by Pankaj Shukla, SmasHits.com ...Scriptwriter Taraporevala tries his best to keep the people in illusion that something big will soon happen, but nothing like it takes place.... full review