Mira Nair Brings 'The Namesake' to Film Filmmaker Mira Nair has just adapted Jhumpa Lahiri's 2003 novel The Namesake to the big screen. Her previous films include Vanity Fair, Monsoon Wedding and Mississippi Masala.
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Mira Nair Brings 'The Namesake' to Film

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Mira Nair Brings 'The Namesake' to Film

Mira Nair Brings 'The Namesake' to Film

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Filmmaker Mira Nair has just adapted Jhumpa Lahiri's 2003 novel The Namesake to the big screen. Her previous films include Vanity Fair, Monsoon Wedding and Mississippi Masala.

Nair's 'The Namesake': A Life Between Two Worlds

Nair's 'The Namesake': A Life Between Two Worlds

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Tabu (from left), Kal Penn and Jacinda Barrett star in The Namesake. Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Scenes from the Film

Mira Nair's films have included Mississippi Masala and Vanity Fair. Chris Jackson/Getty Images hide caption

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The Book Behind the Film