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The Other End of the Line (2007)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 6 April 2007 (Armenia)
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An employee at an Indian call-center travels to San Francisco to be with a guy she falls for over the phone.


James Dodson


Tracey Jackson





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Metcalfe ... Granger Woodruff
Austin Basis ... Charlie Hendricks
Larry Miller ... Kit Hawksin
Michael Chen ... Mike
Nouva Monika Wahlgren Nouva Monika Wahlgren ... Ula (as Nauva Green)
Sara Foster ... Emory Banks
Harry Key Harry Key ... New York Waiter
Shriya Saran ... Priya R. Sethi
Tara Sharma ... Zia
Sushmita Mukherjee ... Manju R. Sethi
Jai Thade Jai Thade ... Govinda R. Sethi
Kiran Juneja ... Aunt Pimmi (as Kiran Joneja)
Suhita Thatte ... Priya's Aunt #2
Anupam Kher ... Rajeev Sethi
Avantika Akerkar ... Miss Prasad


An employee at an Indian call-center travels to San Francisco to be with a guy she falls for over the phone.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Two countries. Two cultures. One chance at love.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The entire time Priya is wearing a big honking ring on her ring finger. Yet, Granger never notices it. Then at the end of the movie he checks her right a hand for the engagement ring. See more »


Nearly the entire time, Priya wears a big honking ring on her ring finger, yet Granger never notices it. Only at the end of the movie, after learning she's engaged, does he check her right hand for the engagement ring. See more »


Rajeev Sethi: [finding that his son messed up the house] That's it. My children are hooligan. I've done nothing right! Just go to weeds.
Manju R. Sethi: Oh, no, please, plaease, please, one minute.
Rajeev Sethi: He is probably following the example of his sister to see who can humiliate the family more - he with the party or she who ran away to America with some stranger.
Govinda R. Sethi: Definitely the one who ran away.
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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »


Like a River
Written by Rick Garcia and William V. Malpede
Performed The Jack Darby featuring Amrita Sen
Hindi translation by Cj Charenjeet Virdi (as Charenjeet)
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I wanted to like this movie more!
6 November 2008 | by EurokySee all my reviews

All the elements were there, but the editing was flat and scenes tended to play out way past their usefulness.

Thinking it was directed by an Eastern Indian, I excused these things to my companion as, "Well, perhaps they have a different sensibility and sense of timing in Mumbai." But then I learned it was written and directed by Americans and was doubly depressed.

...Line has a great premise and is mostly acted and directed well. Maybe I'm too used to the fast pace of a/a films and TV, but scenes trailed off with no 'button,' some of the time actors looked adrift and the Indian actors ("Jennifer's" relatives in particular) were very melodramatic and over-the-top. All IMO, of course.

All that aside, I teared up at the right moments and for the most part enjoyed the two leads. I'd recommend it, but unfortunately not whole-heartedly.

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Release Date:

6 April 2007 (Armenia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India


Box Office


$14,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$59,078, 2 November 2008

Gross USA:


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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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