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West is West

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Ishika Mohan Motwane

Synopsis

Manchester, North of England, 1976. The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis and under heavy assault both from his father’s tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, as well as the fierce bullies in the schoolyard.

In a last, desperate attempt to ‘sort him out’, his father decides to pack him off to Mrs Khan No 1 and family in the Punjab, the wife and daughters he had abandoned 35 years earlier. It is not long before Ella Khan (Mrs Khan No 2), with a small entourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess, past and present. Sequel to East is East, West is West is the coming of age story of both 15 year old Sajid and of his father, 60 year old George Khan.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
102 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Andy de Emmony 1st Feature
Producer
Jane Wright
Co-Producer
Jane Wright
Editor
Jon Gregory ACE, Stephen O' Connol
Screenwriter
Ayub Khan Din
Director of Photography
Peter Robertson ICE
Production Designer
Aradhana Seth, Tom Conroy
Sound
Simon Willis
Music
Rob Lane, Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Principal Cast
Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Aqib Khan, Jimi Mistry, Emil Marwa, Lesley Nicol, Ila Arun, Vijay Raaz, Nadim Sawalha

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