Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The Nam-a-Sake Opens on Friday

Check out this hilarious interview conducted by Jorma Taccone and SNL's Andy Samberg with actor Kal Penn, who plays Gogol in the adaptation of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel, The Namesake, opening this Friday. (Blogger Literary Safari previewed the film and provides a more accurate review.)

Sepia Mutiny, of course.)


Lisa Yee said...

I loved the novel. But I'm always afraid to see films of books I admire. The reviewer link you had said it was wonderful. Still, I hesitate. Maybe you can see it first and report back?

Mitali Perkins said...

I loved the book, too. I will try to see the film but I wanted to wait until April when I visit my parents in CA and see it with them. I, too, cringe when my imagination clashes with a filmmaker's modification of my favorite stories.

Teeny Bee said...

I re-read the book this week in anticipation of watching the movie this weekend. I love Jhumpa Lahiri's stories as well as Mira Nair's films, so I cannot tell you how excited I am to watch the film. And of course, being a Bengali-American just adds to the excitement. :)

literary safari said...

It would be a wonderful film to watch with your parents, if you can Mitali! What a great idea. I actually wrote a short review for teens at the blog of READ and Writing mags yesterday. Thought you might be interested.