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West Is West (2011)

West Is West

Overview


Genre

Drama, Comedy

Release Date

February 25, 2011 (UK)

Duration

102 min.

Studio

Icon Film Distribution

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Andy DeEmmony

Producer

Leslee Udwin

Screenwriter

Ayub Khan-Din

Starring

  • Om Puri
  • Linda Bassett
  • Jimi Mistry
  • Emil Marwa
  • Aqib Khan

Story


Manchester, North of England, 1976. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobically cohesive and desperately dysfunctional Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani traditions, and from the fierce racist bullies in the schoolyard. Isolated and bored, he resorts to bunking off school and shoplifting useless items to spice up his dull and lonely little life.

In a last attempt to make a good son of him, his father decides to pack him off to family in the Punjab. But although resolved to teach Sajid a lesson, the tables are turned on George when he comes face to face with his own transgressions, and realizes that it is he himself who has much to learn.

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Om Puri stars as George Khan in Icon Film Distribution's West Is West (2011)
Om Puri stars as George Khan and Aqib Khan stars as Sajid Khan in Icon Film Distribution's West Is West (2011)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..isn't as sharply funny as 1999's East Is East..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
“..is an amusing if rather broadly played follow-up to the successful Om Puri starrer "East Is East"..”
by Kirk Honeycutt [Hollywood Reporter]
“..wasn't especially hip, or even aimed at fashionistas..”
by Sukhdev Sandhu [Daily Telegraph]