West is West

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  102 min.
Release Date: March 25, 2011 (limited)
DVD: August 16, 2011

Current rating: Rating: 3.93
based on 30 votes and 7 reviews
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Cast: Jimi Mistry, Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Emil Marwa, Aqib Khan

Synopsis

Manchester, North England, 1975. 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 under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. So, in a last, desperate attempt to 'sort him out', his father decides to pack him off to his first wife and daughters in the Punjab, whom he abandoned 35 years earlier. His second wife, Ella Khan, swiftly follows with a small entourage from Salford, England to sort out the mess, past and present.

Director: Andy De Emmony
Studio: D Films
Producer(s): Leslee Udwin
Screenplay: Ayub Khan-Din
Official Site: www.westiswest.ca

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  • 3 stars "Not sure why people think this is movie is funny. I found it to be very serious with a sad storyline."
  • 4 stars "Hilarious! Loved watching the culture clashes."
  • 5 stars "Enjoyable, warm, funny must see...sit back and enjoy the characters!"