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West is West

West is West

World Premiere at TIFF and Canadian Theatrical Release


Director: Andy de Emmony
Starring: Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jimi Mistry, Lesley Nicol, Ila Arun, and introducing Aqib Khan
Canadian Distributor: D Films
West is West is the sequel to the internationally acclaimed and successful film East is East. From the same writer (based on autobiographical events) and produced by the same creative team - the sequel takes the Khan family on a journey from Salford, north of England to rural Pakistan.

Set in 1976, the now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, is deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father's (George 'Ghengis' Khan - Om Puri) tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. In a last, desperate attempt to 'sort him out', his father decides to pack Sajid 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 No2) with a small entourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess, past and present.