Movie Review and Analysis
Movie- Outsourced (2006)
Outsourced is a romantic comedy film, written by George Wing and John Jeffcoat, and directed by John Jeffcoat, released in September 2006. This movie reflects well on intercultural differences between American and Indian cultures Plot3:
When a Seattle-based US firm Western Novelty decides to outsource its call centre to India, it asks Mr. Todd Anderson (Josh Hamilton) to train his replacement in India, which he has to accept reluctantly. Right from the first day of his arrival in India, Todd encounters a series culture shocks and unusual situations with Indian people. He starts understanding this new country, its culture, people and society slowly and steadily. In the process, he gets good support from his manager Purohit (Asif Basra) and female colleague Asha (Ayesha Dharkar), who also starts liking Todd later. When things are progressing forward, and centre starts performing with its full potential, the company again decides to outsource jobs to China for saving huge costs. The centre in India is being closed and its employees should look for another job. Todd helps Purohit to get a new job by recommending his name to Centre Head of China office. At the end of the movie, Todd comes back to US, but his has sweet memories of India, Asha and his colleagues with him. Analysis:
Because of its cross-cultural context and relevance to IT outsourcing industry, this movie has potential to attract attention of everyone- be it student, working professional or academician. That may be reason why this movie has received enormous appreciation from management trainers. The author has selected this movie because of its potential to cover a very wide range of topics included in the course specifically ‘differences between American (Western) and Indian (Eastern) cultures’. Movie: My Big Fat Gree
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