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Ayesha Dharker Saturday 9th May 2009 The British Soap Awards 2009 held at BBC Television Centre - Red carpet arrivals London, England

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Outsourced Review


Very Good
The offshoring of U.S. jobs remains a hot topic in the news... and now it's a hot topic in the movies, too. (At least four projects called Outsourced have been produced in the last three years alone!)

Everyman Josh Hamilton carries this premise handily: His game of computer Solitaire is interrupted by his boss, who's telling him the customer service call center he manages is being shipped overseas, to India. If Todd (Hamilton) wants to keep his job, he'll fly over there and train the new folks, getting their time-per-call numbers down to something more profitable.

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The Terrorist Review


Weak
Any interest for this beautifully photographed Indian film will surely be generated by the screen credit, "John Malkovich Presents." While he had little to do with the financing or actual production, he discovered The Terrorist during an international film festival and was so terribly moved that he pushed for a distribution deal with the minor league company Phaedra Cinema.

Malli (played by expressive newcomer Ayesha Dharkar) is a nineteen-year old rebel girl whose only home has been a guerilla camp nestled deep in the forests of an unnamed country. She has been asked to perform a crucial assassination that requires her to strap on a bomb and, when the moment arrives, blow up herself and her enemy. Sounds like a lean, mean novella in the Ernest Hemingway mold.

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The Mystic Masseur Review


Weak
Film critics are expected to give eloquent answers as to whether a movie is good, bad or average. With The Mystic Masseur, I found myself too bored to initially think of anything useful. This is a movie where the most notable observation is how long you've been sitting still.

The movie opens in 1954 London, where Trinidad native and Oxford student Partap (Jimi Mistry) greets his mentor Ganesh (Aasif Mandvi) in England. That meeting kicks off an extended flashback where we learn of Ganesh's rise to prominence over the past decade.

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Outsourced Movie Review

Outsourced Movie Review

The offshoring of U.S. jobs remains a hot topic in the news... and now it's...

The Terrorist Movie Review

The Terrorist Movie Review

Any interest for this beautifully photographed Indian film will surely be generated by the screen...

The Mystic Masseur Movie Review

The Mystic Masseur Movie Review

Film critics are expected to give eloquent answers as to whether a movie is good,...

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