Told through the eyes of the protagonist, Shyam, it is a story of almost lost love, thwarted ambitions, absence of family affection, pressures of a patriarchal set up, an insight on the lifestyle of youth of this country and the work environment of a globalized office.
He believes in himself, his jet gets fixed, and he flies back home. Six friends work nights at a call center in India, providing technical support for a major U.
Plot[ edit ] The book begins with a frame story which recounts a train journey from Kanpur to Delhi. Plot[ edit ] Salman Khan is a Bollywood actor, who is on a live tour near Delhiwhere his private jet crashes. The themes involve the anxieties and insecurities of the rising Indian middle classincluding questions about career, inadequacy, marriage, family conflicts in a changing India, and the relationship of the young Indian middle class to both executives and ordinary clients whom they serve in the United States.
The story was about six people working in a One night call centre center. At a party, they all get drunk and decide to head back home since it is late. Press 3 if your life has totally crashed. She walks One night call centre of the lounge, and as Khan follows her, he seems to witness she has suddenly disappeared.
There is an aspect of self-help in the book as the author invites readers to identify aspects of themselves and their lives that make them angry and that they would like to change.
During the journey, the narrating author meets a beautiful girl. The six are on their way home, until they approach an accident, and are stuck on top of a cliff in their car, and if anybody tries to move, the car may lose its balance and fall off the cliff.
After the story, Khan asks the woman who she is, and she replies "if you believe in yourself, you will know the answer". The girl offers to tell the author a story on the condition that he has to make it his second book.
He speaks to all of them and gives them suggestions to improve their life, and advises them on how to get their vehicle out of the construction site. Press 2 for broken hearts. The phone call is from God, who speaks modern English.
Traditional Radhika has just found out that her husband is sleeping with his secretary. Then one call, from one very special caller, changes everything.
Meanwhile Vroom and Shyam hatch a plan to throw Bakshi out of the call center and prevent the closing of Connexions call center, whose employees are to be downsized radically. Lost, dissatisfied Vroom has high ideals, but compromises them by talking on the phone to idiots each night.
Tonight is Thanksgiving in America: They all try to make it through their shifts—and maintain their sanity—under the eagle eye of a boss whose ego rivals his incompetence. From the Trade Paperback edition. God tells the six, they should keep calm, and just believe in themselves and all will be well.
Appliances are going haywire, and the phones are ringing off their hooks. Although these six friends work together, they still go through some struggles ;Shyam tries his best to reconcile with Priyanka after their breakup, Esha gets annoyed by Varun when she thinks he likes her, Radhika is heartbroken when her husband Anuj Arbaaz Khan cheats on her with his girlfriend, and Military Uncle wants a visa to see his son and grandson.
At work, Shyam realizes that Priyanka is going through a tough time with her arranged marriage with Ganesh, a wealthy Indian-American who stays in the United States, Shyam taps the phones phone line thanks to Varun helping him so that he can over hear their conversations.
Shyam loves but has lost Priyanka, who is now planning an arranged marriage with another; Vroom loves Esha. As the rods began to yield slowly, they start to panic. Skilled in patience—and accent management—they help American consumers keep their lives running.
She tells him a story, about six friends and their boss who all work together at a Mumbai-based call centre. After a lot of hesitation, the author agrees.
Shyam Sam to his callers has lost his self-confidence after being dumped by the girl who just so happens to be sitting next to him. A phone call from God is one of the salient features in the novel. Claimed to be based on a true story, the author chooses Shyam Mehra alias Sam Marcy as the narrator and protagonistwho is one among the six call center employees featured.
Later on, still trapped in the car, the broken phone receives a phone call; six surprised friends answer it, only to find the caller is God. They are instructed never to reveal their location, and speak with an American accent by a Boston-based company.
Esha gets upset telling Shyam that Varun used her for nothing so Shyam tries talking to Varun until he loses his temper and starts breaking everything. Translations and Adaptations[ edit ] This book has been translated into Hindi and is published by Prabhat Prakash.ONE NIGHT @ THE CALL CENTER —CHETAN BHAGAT [Typeset by: Arun K Gupta] This is someway my story.
A great fun, inspirational One! Before you begin this book, I have a small request. One Night @ the Call Centre is a bestseller in India and is due to be published around the world.
The Bollywood blockbuster of his book is to be released later this year. Find out more about Chetan at mi-centre.com(66). A comedy of romance and crossed lines Six friends are selling home appliances to the US from a call centre in India.
Each one has an issue with love. Call agent Sam works right beside the girl who's just dumped him. He's dating someone he can't stand, just to get over her. Esha is just short of becoming a model.
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'One Night at the Call Centre' focuses on the story of one night's happening with 6 people working together at a call centre in Gurgaon/5(66). About One Night at the Call Center. Press 1 for technical support.
Press 2 for broken hearts. Press 3 if your life has totally crashed Six friends work nights at a call center in India, providing technical support for a major U.S. appliance corporation. One Night at the Call Center has 48, ratings and 1, reviews. Arlington said: I'm really hungry which means I'm in a really bad mood and I will be u /5.Download