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Bombay Calling

Well educated English-speaking youth in India, eager to cash in on the global gold rush of telemarketing jobs from the West are willing to sacrifice almost anything to do it. For their efforts, they are paid more money than their parents ever dreamed of earning. And they spend it, frequenting a new brand of all-night discos that cater to their unusual office hours. In Bombay Calling, filmmakers Ben Addelman and Samir Mallal dive into the bustling world of late nights, long hours and hard partying in Bombay. The result is a compelling insider's look at youth culture in India, and a growing number of young people who choose to follow the American dream...Indian style. Written and directed by Ben Addelman, Samir Mallal. Dist.: Third World Newsreel. 2006. 71 min. See also: 1-800-India King of Calls Calcutta Calling Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night Diverted to Delhi Reviews and articles: Hudson, Dale. "Undesirable Bodies and Desirable Labor: Documenting the Globalization and Digitization of Transnational American Dreams in Indian Call Centers." Cinema Journal; Fall2009, Vol. 49 Issue 1, p82-102, 21p Full-text of this article / review is available:Berkeley users only