The Namesake

The Namesake (2006)

Directed by: Mira Nair

Starring: Irrfan Khan, Jacinda Barrett, Kal Penn, Tabu

Genres: Drama

Plot hole: When Ashima's brother calls up Ashoke to inform him about the demise of Ashima's father, his head is shown as shaven. It is just the following day after the death of the father, as he himself declares. However according to Bengali customs, the hair is not shaven off until the thirteenth day after the death of a father.

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Factual error: In a bleak snowy cityscape that depicts New York City in the late 1970's, there is a small satellite dish attached to a rooftop. It is the kind that DirectTV and the Dish network employ today, but probably not at the time period in question.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene just before Ashoke travels to Ohio, his moustache is primarily black with a bit of grey at the edges. The scene that immediately follows, when he arrives in his apartment in Ohio, shows Ashoke having a completely grey moustache.

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