Country set in: India
Summary: American call-center manager Todd (Josh Hamilton) is shocked to learn that his company is shutting down and moving its operations to India. He is told that he will be heading the transition team and training his counterpart in Mumbai — a task he dreads. While initially baffled by Indian culture, Josh eventually begins to get along with his new coworkers, and, with the help of female staffer Asha (Ayesha Dharker), he learns to appreciate his new surroundings.
This is a film that I watched when it first came out and loved it from the very beginning. India has always been one of those destinations that utterly terrifies me, but the older I get and the more I want to spread out and try new places the more I am itching to give India a go.
If I was going to sum this film up I would say this film is a must watch for ANYONE that wants to go to India. I believe the writing and acting is on par.
Culture Shock is real, but while the traveler may be the one culture shocked, the native is too. A prime example of this was when the main character Todd said he was not married, the host said she should be a grandfather by now. It made me smile.
I also loved how Todd changed and grew while he was in India. I am a firm believer that travel makes you grow, especially when you travel to a location completely out of your comfort zone. Travel makes you grow and throughout the events portrayed in the film he grew.
I love this film and I can watch it over and over again.
Plus you get to see Holi in all it’s glory! How awesome is that?