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Outsourced (2006)

After his entire department is outsourced, an American novelty products salesman (Hamilton) heads to India to train his replacement.

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Cast

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Matt Smith ...
Rudolf Rodrigues ...
Rickshaw Driver
Jai Neeraj Raj Purohit ...
Man Catching Train
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Gola Vendor (as Siddharth Jadhav)
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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
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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. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Call centre chaos... See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 November 2007 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Bye-bye, Vomvai!  »

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Trivia

Amongst the knickknacks on Dave's bookshelf at Western Novelty is a figure of J.P. Patches (1958), a popular children's entertainer in the Seattle area during the 60's and 70's. See more »

Goofs

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. See more »

Quotes

Todd Anderson: I've noticed that almost everyone signed up for the incentive program, except you. Don't you want anything?
Asha: What would I do with this, I'm a vegetarian.
[looking at the My Hot Dog toaster product]
Todd Anderson: Maybe it works with carrots...
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Crazy Credits

Extra special thanks: Shiva Lingam, Ganesh, Kali (Hindu gods) See more »

Connections

References A Passage to India (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Chale Chalo
Written by BC Smith, Cj Charenjeet Virdi (as CJ Virdi)
Performed by Cj Charenjeet Virdi (as CJ Virdi)
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Delightful and kind of educational as well
19 September 2006 | by (Portage, MI) – See all my reviews

One of the happiest surprises of this year's Toronto International Film Festival was this delightful, beautifully shot comedy, which is not only funny and touching but actually offers a few insights into Indian culture as well. Josh Hamilton is terrific as Todd, an American businessman who is less than thrilled to learn his Seattle office is going to outsource its work to a call center in India. He's even more perturbed when his boss makes it clear that Todd will be in charge of training the Indian workers to efficiently handle orders while sounding as American as possible; that's important since the firm markets all-American knickknacks, such as miniature flags, hot dog toasters and Wisconsin cheese hats. The culture clash that results is beautifully played and wonderfully written. This has the potential to be another MY BIG FAT Greek WEDDING, if it's handled properly. I hope it is. I've been a big fan of Hamilton for years and he deserves a big hit.


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