: Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me, The Guru, Love Soup), Nitin Ganatra (Bride & Prejudice, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Daisy Beaumont (The World is Not Enough, Shanghai Knights)Genre
: Comedy TV seriesDuration
: 7 episodes (2 Discs) + extras
The newest laugh out loud comedy to hit Australian TV screens!
Sanjeev Bhaskar (Goodness Gracious Me and The Guru) is back with new comedy TV series Mumbai Calling. Currently airing on the ABC (9.35pm Tuesday) and opening to strong reviews, Mumbai Calling is set to be a hit amongst Australian audiences and is available now to own on DVD.
Set in a call-centre in Mumbai, Mumbai Calling follows Kenny Gupta (Bhaskar), a British-born Indian who is sent to Mumbai to turn around Teknobable, a failing call-centre being run by Dev Rajah - a manager more interested in chasing his female staff and using the centre for his own profitable side lines.
After losing his girl and his way, Kenny wants out of Mumbai and longs for the drizzle, tarmac and supermarkets of England. Dev continues running the centre but a call from the London head office advising they are sending an assessor over to visit, soon brings Kenny back into the game and throws everything into chaos.
When the assessor Terri Johnson arrives, she fulfils her brief and shakes up the office. Little does she know she will have to stay in Mumbai to help Kenny run the call centre!
If you like Kath & Kim or The Office, then you need to join Kenny, Dev and Terri as they fight to keep the call centre going at all costs in the hilarious Mumbai Calling, available now on DVD. Mumbai Calling DVD Special Features
o Interview with Sanjeev Bhaskar and Nitin Ganatra
o Behind The Scenes Feature
"The premiere episode... is laugh-out-loud hilarious..." Sunday Mail TV Guide
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Mumbai Calling Interview with Daisy Beaumont
Tell me about Mumbai Calling:Daisy Beaumont
: Mumbai Calling is a comedy drama set in a call centre. You get to meet the voices who have helped mend your computer and given you train times from the other side of the world and the confusion that that sometimes entails.
What role do you play?Daisy Beaumont
: I play Terri Johnson, sent to Mumbai from the London Head Office to sort out the relaxed office and teach the call centre staff about regional accents!
How has this differed from your other acting work?Daisy Beaumont
: I'd never filmed in India before. It's a magical place. So vibrant and visceral, and the food. Amasala dosa for breakfast, what a treat!
It seems like it would have been fun to shoot, was it?Daisy Beaumont
: It was a lot of fun. The only difficult part of working with two very funny men (Sanjeev and Nitin) is trying to keep a straight face!
Do you think that the chaos seen in Mumbai Calling would be similar to that of a calling centre?Daisy Beaumont
: I worked in a call centre after leaving college and it wasn't that different! The highs and the lows and the misunderstandings. Its funny the relationships you form with people you'll never meet.
What is was your favourite part about filming Mumbai Calling?Daisy Beaumont
: I loved being in Mumbai. It's so visceral. I have never known a city to have such a big, pulsating heart.
Has your attitude changed towards those, who call you, whilst working in a calling centre now?Daisy Beaumont
: Definitely. From both my experiences! Manners make the man.
Top 20 Useless Facts about India
o It is estimated that there are over 140,000 call centres in India
o Over 1000 elephants were used during the construction of the Taj Mahal
o The mobile phone users of India grows every month with about 2.5 million people
o The number of births that occur in India each year is higher than the entire population of Australia
o Chess was invented in India
o About 50% of the residents in India are under 25 years old
o The longest station name on the Indian Railways is Venkatanarasimharajuvariapeta
o The largest employer in the world is the Indian railway system, employing over a million people!
o The only country in the world that has a Bill of Rights for Cows is India
o Calcutta is the only place in the world where you still can travel by riksha pulled by humans
o India has more post offices than any other country
o Hockey is the National Game of India
o The Taj Mahal was in the 1830's scheduled to be torn down
o India produces more movies than any other country in the world and Bollywood is the largest film industry in the world
o Indians go out to the cinema about 3 billion times a year
o India has about 800 dialects and 15 major Languages
o India has health laughing clubs where people get together and laugh o The biggest ant in India is about an inch
o India is home to about 200 million cows
o The first bathrooms is said to have been built in India about 4500 years agoMumbai Calling now available on DVDBuy Now from Fishpond