Bombay Calling

Ben Addelman & Samir Mallal
2006 | 1 h 10 min
This feature documentary chronicles the lives of young call-centre workers in Bombay (Mumbai), India. The film profiles several characters who attempt to sell phone services to clients in the UK, showing both sides of globalization’s impact on India – the economic benefits as well as the break with tradition and loss of innocence. A compelling insider’s look at youth culture in India and the growing number of young people who choose to follow the American dream, Indian-style.

Awards and distinctions

  • Geneva Grand Prize
    Festival Médias Nord-Sud, Geneva
  • Bronze Plaque - Category: Humanities
    International Film and Video Festival, Columbus
  • NFB Colin Low Award for Most Innovative Canadian Documentary
    Doxa - Documentary Film and Video Festival, Vancouver
  • Grand Jury Prize - Best Documentary
    Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills