November 29th, 2007



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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

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

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...


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?

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: [saying goodbye] I hope that both your legs get broken.
Todd Anderson: I'll never forget you said that.

User Review


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.


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