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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Matt Smith ...
Rudolf Rodrigues ...
Rickshaw Driver
Jai Neeraj Raj Purohit ...
Man Catching Train
Siddharth Jadhav ...
Gola Vendor
Asif Basra ...
Sudha Shivpuri ...
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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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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Todd just lost his job. Now he has to find his life. See more »

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

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29 November 2007 (Israel)  »

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Bye-bye, Vomvai!  »

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The note that Asha passes to Todd is a page torn from The Kama Sutra. The caption reads "Any posture is unsatisfactory if kissing is impossible." 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 »

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Asha: A holiday in Goa.
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Extra special thanks: Shiva Lingam, Ganesh, Kali (Hindu gods) See more »

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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Ishq Mushq
Written by BC Smith, CJ Virdi
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Outsourced - Terrific comedy!
22 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a terrific comedy. The dialog is well-written and believably delivered on the screen. It has clever comedy set-ups with payoffs late in the film, which is hard to do well and I really love when it is. It was genuinely funny all through the movie. I felt it captured a part of Indian culture not often seen elsewhere. This is not Bollywood! All the characters are well-acted and believable. The American versus Indian culture gap hits all the marks and is mined for comedic gems. The romance between the lead characters plays very well, both are wonderful and appealing. I left the theater feeling like I had just enjoyed a delicious Indian feast. Don't miss it!


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