PG-13 | | Drama
American-born Gogol, the son of Indian immigrants, wants to fit in among his fellow New Yorkers, despite his family's unwillingness to let go of their traditional ways.
According to Kal Penn during an interview on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005), Mira Nair's son and his good friend, who are fans of Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004), were adamant that she cast him as Gogol.
Mm, what are you reading?
Ashoke Ganguli: Hm? "The Overcoat", by Gogol.
Early in the film when Gogol's mother and father are sitting together and one of them is holding a letter that they plan to mail to India, there are 2 U.S. stamps on the envelope. These stamps are current (2007) stamps, yet the letters are being mailed in the late 1970's or early 1980's.
The first end credit is 'For our parents who gave us everything' and names of presumably the cast & crews' parents appear before the cast list.
English, Hindi, Bengali, French
$248,552 (USA) (11 March 2007)