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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.

Director:

John Jeffcoat

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Josh Hamilton ... Todd Anderson
Matt Smith Matt Smith ... Dave
Rudolf Rodrigues Rudolf Rodrigues ... Rickshaw Driver
Jai Neeraj Raj Purohit Jai Neeraj Raj Purohit ... Man Catching Train
Siddarth Jadhav ... Gola Vendor (as Siddharth Jadhav)
Asif Basra ... Purohit N. Virajnarianan
Sudha Shivpuri ... Aunti Ji
Raghu Mama Raghu Mama ... Aunti Ji's Old Man
Parvati Parvati ... Aunti Ji's Server
Sitaram D. Kadam Sitaram D. Kadam ... Shop Till You Drop
Feroz Feroz ... Kid
Raja Kadale Raja Kadale ... Aunti Ji's Handyman #1
Harish Chandra Harish Chandra ... Aunti Ji's Handyman #2
Prashant Mahesh Prashant Mahesh ... Aunti Ji's Handyman #3
Ayesha Dharker ... Asha
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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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Taglines:

What really happens at the other end of the line! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hindi

Release Date:

29 November 2007 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Bye-bye, Vomvai! See more »

Filming Locations:

India See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$161,593, 13 January 2008
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(theatrical) |

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Todd first arrives at the airport in India, and is making his way through the group holding signs looking for people, the name on one of the signs is Gwen Bialic. 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

Asha: A holiday in Goa.
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Sanjani Ghar Aaye
From the ost of the film Kuch Kuch Hotha Hai (1998)
Produced by Dharma Productions
Directed by Karan Johar
© & (P) 1998 Sony Music Entertainment (India) Pvt. Ltd.
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Delightful and kind of educational as well
19 September 2006 | by kzoofilmSee 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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