After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman (Hamilton) heads to India to train his replacement.
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 7.0/10 (5,691 voted)
Critic's Score: 70/100
Stars: Josh Hamilton, Ayesha Dharker, Asif Basra
When the call center he manages in Seattle is outsourced to India, Todd travels there to train his replacement. Housed in a new building that looks like an above-ground bunker, the call center is staffed by willing novices whom Todd trains to sound American. One star on the staff is Asha, who teaches Todd that he should learn about India, and proceeds to do just that.
Writers: George Wing, John Jeffcoat
Jai Neeraj Raj Purohit
Man Catching Train
Purohit N. Virajnarianan
Aunti Ji's Old Man
Aunti Ji's Server
Sitaram D. Kadam
Shop Till You Drop
Aunti Ji's Handyman #1
Aunti Ji's Handyman #2
Aunti Ji's Handyman #3
Call centre chaos…
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Release Date: 29 November 2007
Filming Locations: India
(13 January 2008)
(Toronto International Film Festival)
Did You Know?
Amongst the knickknacks on Dave's bookshelf at Western Novelty is a figure of
J.P. Patches, a popular children's entertainer in the Seattle area during the 60's and 70's.
Errors in geography:
CST (old Victoria Terminus, the train station in Mumbai from where Todd takes the train) is not in the rickshaw zone, so it is impossible for him to go from the airport to CST by rickshaw.
Purohit N. Virajnarianan:
I hope that both your legs get broken.
I'll never forget you said that.
I went into this film thinking I would see a "nice" film that "deserved
to be seen" (which is too often code for a boring movie). I laughed my
ass off, as did the whole audience. This is the most entertaining movie
I've seen in months — time and again the filmmakers found a way to
surprise me. A tight story. Terrific performances from the stars all
the way down to the tiniest roles. Perfect pacing. Graceful, muscular
directing. This is not a "good little movie" — it's a good movie,
period and it's a crime it's not getting wider distribution just
because the male lead isn't played by the flavor of the month. A smart,