By Movie Lover (26 Sep 2008)
Hello... is a tale about the events that happen "one night at a call center", based on the book by Chetan Bhagat. The story, told by Shyam, the protagonist, is a story of lost love, thwarted ambitions, absence of family love and affection, pressures of a patriarchal set up, and the stress at work environment in a globalized office. Shyam is losing his girl friend because his career is going nowhere as he trudges his way around in a call center. His girl friend, Priyanka, is also an agent like him at the call center who is about to be snatched by an NRI technogeek. There is also the aspiring model, Esha, who is hoping for the break that seems to be always eluding her and the man about town, Vroom, who is into well, things. The housewife, Radhika, who is constantly at the receiving end of her mother-in-law and a beleaguered grandfather, Military Uncle, who has been barred from interacting with his grandchild make up the rest of the call agents in the team, who see their worlds crumbling around them as the decisions of rightsizing are conveyed by Bakshi, the boss. It is a night when their dreams could crumble. Or do they have a chance? Then, there is that call from God. Narrated as a tale within a tale as a beautiful woman meets the narrator and promises him a story on the condition that he has to narrate it further, Hello is the one remarkable story from modern, urban, growing India.