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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matt Smith ...
Rudolf Rodrigues ...
Rickshaw Driver
Jai Neeraj Raj Purohit ...
Man Catching Train
Siddharth Jadhaw ...
Gola Vendor (as Siddharth Jadhav)
Raghu Mama ...
Aunti Ji's Old Man
Parvati ...
Aunti Ji's Server
Sitaram D. Kadam ...
Shop Till You Drop
Feroz ...
Raja Kadale ...
Aunti Ji's Handyman #1
Harish Chandra ...
Aunti Ji's Handyman #2
Prashant Mahesh ...
Aunti Ji's Handyman #3


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 <>

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

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Release Date:

29 November 2007 (Israel)  »

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Bye-bye, Vomvai!  »

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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Todd Anderson: [standing on the ferry to the island of Gharapuri] What's with all the tourists?
Asha: Oh, some famous caves.
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Extra special thanks: Shiva Lingam, Ganesh, Kali (Hindu gods) See more »


References A Passage to India (1984) See more »


Hum Tumhen Chahte Hain
From the ost of the film Qurbani (1980)
Written by Indivar
Performed by Manhar, Anand Kumar & Kanchan
Courtesy of Universal Music India
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Like going to India for 90 minutes
31 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The sweetest movie I've seen all year, full of funny cultural misunderstandings and whiffs of the foreigner experience. Amazing performances by Indian actors, especially a certain "Auntie G" who is the "Hyacinth Bouquet"/"Hostess with the Mostess" of Bombay. The fellow who plays Puri charms as consummate straight man to cross-cultural business humor. Loved that the company's products are American patriotic crapola, and that they still mean something to the striving foreign vendors. Much poetic poignancy between the laughs in this film. Josh Hamilton's character's evolution is believable and rewarding, reflecting a journey many more Americans need to take. Don't miss this trip!

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