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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:

Call centre chaos... 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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Did You Know?

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

When Todd is being driven to the train station in the rickshaw, his position and the position of his luggage keeps switching back and forth from side to side depending on the location of the camera. To move the luggage alone from side to side would have required lots of effort and there is no leg or headroom to do so. 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 Casablanca (1942) 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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Absolutely charming
17 September 2006 | by louisecardinalSee all my reviews

The story is one of our age, one of disappearing jobs, forced intermingling of different cultures, and what it means to learn and expand in our world view. Because others have told the outline of the story, I won't redo that here, but rather focus on why I so completely enjoyed the film. I too saw it at the Toronto Film Festival, sitting in the first row because I was in the "rush" line. It speaks to the warm, human, and entirely charming story that I was able to actually stay with it from the perspective being practically underneath the huge screen, looking up, making sure my eyes were looking through the right part of my glasses. As a westerner who has traveled, worked, and loved being in India, I found the writing true to life and always seen from a positive angle. Todd's openness and vulnerability contributed to his steep upward learning curve, and was essential to his success there. We too must be open and interested if we want to live in a world that is increasingly global and challenging. I'm not sure how the romantic part of the story will be received in India, should the film get a distributor there, as I have found that most are pretty conservative regarding what they want to see on screen. But I wish the filmmakers all the success, and I hope they make many more films like this one.


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