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West Is West (2010)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  25 February 2011 (UK)
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An immigrant father decides to take his truant son back to the old country.

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Mr. Jordan
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Esther
John Branwell ...
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Yograj Singh ...
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Vijay Raaz ...
Tanvir
Karamjit Anmol ...
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Sanjeev Attari ...
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Raj Bhansali ...
Zaid
Dhanalaxmi Padmakumar ...
Raushana Khan
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Salford, North of 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 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. Written by Sales Repesentative

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£758,226 (UK) (25 February 2011)

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£2,368,446 (UK) (18 March 2011)
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The movie is supposed to take place in Pakistan. However, when George is going from airport to his village and they stop at a roadside restaurant (where Sajid sees camels), crates of cold drinks marked "Verka" can be seen piled up against the wall. "Verka" is a brand of dairy products from Punjab, India. See more »

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Words by Manoj Yadav
Music by Shankar Mahadevan (as Shankaar Ehsaan Loy), Loy Mendonsa
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On the other side
16 August 2012 | by See all my reviews

Even if you didn't know everything points out to the previous "entry" that was called East is east. So they thought they'd make another movie with immigration and other problems crammed into one movie. Actually the movie has really high ambitions trying to light even the grayest of areas and everything that surrounds it.

Unfortunately though the ambitions might have been to high to reach. It's not a bad movie by any means, but trying to juggle all the threads of the story proves to be more than difficult. It does seem to stir away from time to time instead of focusing on certain problems. Which in itself wouldn't be a bad thing, but again it doesn't have total control of everything that goes on, which might leave you with an unsatisfying feeling.


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