- 1 hr 43 min
Ousourced is a 2007 romantic comedy following the ups and downs of an interracial romance between an American man and an educated, professional Indian woman. Directed by John Jeffcoat, it stars Josh Hamilton and Ayesha Dharker as the protagonists. After his job and department are outsourced, Todd (Hamilton) is sent to India to train his replacement, Puro (Asif Basra), and a new team of call center employees. Todd initially commits a series of blunders as he navigates a new culture. His new team are positive and hopeful about their jobs, and Todd looks on the bright side. His personal hopes are quickly dashed, however, when he phones home and discovers his girlfriend has ditched him for another guy. Ever the professional, Todd sets himself to his task: reducing the average call time within the center by half. Todd will be let go for good if he does not achieve this goal. The odds are stacked against him, as he overhears the reduction of call time is a futile endeavor. Meanwhile, Todd gets caught in a local Indian festival while out and about one day. He participates in the festival, capping his acceptance of Indian culture with a bath in the village lake. Slowly, Todd trains his new employees, and the average call time slowly diminishes. Todd requests product samples with which to galvanize his sales team, but the package is delivered to the wrong address. Ayesha and Todd must go and retrieve it, tossing them together, and leaving them no recourse but to explore the mounting romantic tension between them. Ayesha is betrothed to another man, but does not reveal this info. When circumstances find Todd and Ayesha spending the night at a hotel, sparks fly. Todd and Ayesha return to work the next day. Todd confesses his feelings to her. Now Ayesha must choose between tradition and true love. Lighthearted and original, Outsourced illustrates the challenges of confronting career, love, and family obligations.