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Plot

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

Director:
John Jeffcoat

Stars: Josh Hamilton, Ayesha Dharker, Asif Basra

Storyline
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

Cast:

Josh Hamilton

Todd Anderson


Matt Smith

Dave


Rudolf Rodrigues

Rickshaw Driver


Jai Neeraj Raj Purohit

Man Catching Train


Siddharth Jadhav

Gola Vendor


Asif Basra

Purohit N. Virajnarianan


Sudha Shivpuri

Aunti Ji


Raghu Mama

Aunti Ji's Old Man


Parvati

Aunti Ji's Server


Sitaram D. Kadam

Shop Till You Drop


Feroz

Kid


Raja Kadale

Aunti Ji's Handyman #1


Harish Chandra

Aunti Ji's Handyman #2


Prashant Mahesh

Aunti Ji's Handyman #3


Ayesha Dharker

Asha

Taglines:
Call centre chaos…



Details

Official Website:
Official site |

Release Date: 29 November 2007

Filming Locations: India

Gross: $161,593
(USA)
(13 January 2008)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

USA:
(theatrical version)
 |
Canada:
(Toronto International Film Festival)



Did You Know?

Trivia:

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.

Goofs:

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.

Quotes:

Purohit N. Virajnarianan:
[saying goodbye]
I hope that both your legs get broken.

Todd Anderson:
I'll never forget you said that.



User Review

Terrific

Rating: 9/10


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,
funny film.