Mumbai Calling

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Mumbai Calling
Created by Allan McKeown
Directed by Kabir Akhtar
Allan McKeown
Stojan Petrov
Starring Sanjeev Bhaskar
Nitin Ganatra
Daisy Beaumont
Country of origin India
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 7
Production
Executive producer(s) Allan McKeown
Running time ~22 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel ITV
HBO Asia
ABC1
Picture format 16:9
Original run 30 May 2009 – 11 July 2009

Mumbai Calling is a British-Indian comedy series, starring Sanjeev Bhaskar, set in the fictional Teknobable call centre in Mumbai. The series was shot on location in India. The pilot first aired on ITV on 30 May 2007. The first series aired on ABC1 (Australia) starting on 12 May 2009,[1] and on ITV starting on 30 May 2009.

Plot[edit]

Kenny Gupta (Bhaskar), a British Indian accountant, is sent to a call centre in Mumbai by his boss, Philip Glass. His job is to turn it around and make it profitable. Kenny is joined by Glass' daughter, Tiffany, and local call centre manager Dev Raja (Ganatra).

After the pilot episode, Series 1 featured some major changes: Tiffany is replaced by Terri Johnson (Beaumont), and the call centre itself looks much more modern.

Episodes[edit]

  1. Teknobable
  2. Home Comforts
  3. Good Sellers
  4. Boy to Man
  5. Dating Season
  6. My Mate Mumbai
  7. All That Glitters is Not Glass

These seven new episodes were originally scheduled to be broadcast in a prime-time slot in ITV's 2008 Winter Schedule, however the channel changed its mind and put the episodes "on the shelf". As a result, the new episodes were first seen on HBO India in 2008 and did not appear on UK screens until the end of May 2009.

See also[edit]

  • Outsourced, a US television sitcom with a similar premise.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "Mumbai Calling - Teknobable - ABC1 Television Guide". 

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