The movie “Outsourced” is a movie made by John Jeffcoat and was published in 2009. In the film, we meet the main character, Todd. Who is an American seller that lost his job because the company was moved to India. The last task he gets is to learn an Indian worker to manage the company. That is a challenging task because of the culture different. We meet a lot of different cultures, between the American and the Indian culture.
Verbal communication is all types of discussion in the form of speaking and writing. When you meet people from a different land, who speak and write another language, it is hard not to have misunderstandings. For example, in the scene where Todd is going to learn the Indians how they can communicate better with the clients, Todd wants them to talk more like Americans, so the can sell the most. He tries to teach them an expression that is typical American. The Indian people “reveals” them selfs easy, because of the unconscious and conscious characteristics of the Indian langue.
The Indians are very hospitable. Family plays an essential roll in their life, and it is important to take care of your mother and father. It is unusual for Todd that his associates ask about his private life, for Todd it is unnatural to mix private life and business. In one scene, Todd does not live in a hotel when he is in India but at home. One day the lady wants to introduce Todd to a young Indian woman, but he declines this offer because this Indian woman thinks that Todd is gay.
We also got to see that in India they have different food rituals, which is different from the USA. For example, we see in the movie that Indian people eat their food whit their left hand because they wipe their butt with the right hand. People in India do not eat cow meat because the cow is holy and in the USA they eat it very often.
However, the biggest cultural difference is that in India it is common with an arranged marriage. Because Todd is formed another culture, he has an entirely different point of view than Asha. She has accepted the fact that she was engaged at the age of four and to a man that she was not in love with. From Todd’s culture, it is not normal.
Eventually, Todd accepts accepting and becomes part of the culture when he climbed over the wall and ate with the Indian Indian. An example from this is family at the end of the movie; we see Todd a part of the culture when he places sticks a symbol of the Hindus at one of his sculptures at home. The cultural differences between India and the USA are huge, and it takes time to learn a new culture. Todd started off as an ignorant, but changed at the end of the movie and became comfortable with the Indian culture because he finally adopted the Indian culture at the end.