The Other End of the Line DVD Review

A Beautiful, intelligent girl, Priya Sethi (Shriya Saran) works at the Citi One Bank Card call center in Bangalore, India. Speaking in perfect American English, she tells her customers her name is Jennifer David and she is a native of San Francisco. But her father Rajeev (Anupam Kher) is not too happy about the fact that his daughter is eager to forsake her own culture for another. There is one thing that he is pleased about, which is the fact that she is ready to go through with her arranged marriage with Vikram.

Priya, posing as Jennifer David, calls the handsome Granger Woodruff (Jesse Metcalfe) to help him with the fraudulent charges on his credit card. They feel an instant connection over the phone and start talking on a daily basis in regards to the credit card. Curious about their strong chemistry, Priya flies to San Francisco to meet Granger.

When Priya goes to meet Granger, he doesn't recognize her and they meet when they accidently bump into each other. They immediately hit it off and he invites her out to dinner. Their relationship starts to blossoms as they share a romantic date. They tour the City by the Bay by cable car, sample some especially spicy curry, and have a tender first kiss under the Golden Gate. Improbably, they are falling in love.

But their love has to face many obstacles because Priya's family has come to the US to take their daughter home to India. Granger struggles with dumping his sickeningly ideal and superficial girlfriend for Priya and still doesn't know she is also Jennifer David. And worst of all, they both wonder if they just might be too different for their love to actually be possible. What happens next? Does their love prove to be true despite all the obstacles that come their way? Or do they decide that they're too different to be together?

The main actors, Shriya Saran and Jesse Metcalfe have done a wonderful job portraying their characters. They look believable and act naturally. Anupam Kher is great as a strict father. Tara Sharma plays her role well. All in all, the performances were effortless and natural. The movie could have used some touches of reality as it felt almost dream-like or unreal at times, but, overall, it's a nice movie for a one time watch. Maybe twice if you want to watch Jesse Metcalfe speak Hindi.