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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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George / Jahangir Khan
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Mr. Jordan
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Vanessa Hehir ...
Esther
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Store Detective
Yograj Singh ...
Customs Official
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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OVER AND OVER
Performed by Nana Mouskouri
Courtesy of Universal France
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
Written by Paul Chapman, David Fennell, Georges Petsilas and Michel Jourdan
(C) EMI. Published by EMI Songs France Sarl and EMI Songs Ltd.
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Terrific Family Drama
6 February 2012 | by (San Luis Obispo, California) – See all my reviews

I had seen the earlier film, East is East, though I didn't remember it till I visited this site. So I enjoyed this picture all on its own.

And it stands on its own quite well. I found it well written, well acted and a fascinating look into traditional Pakistani culture. Lately all one hears of Pakistan is war and conflict. So it was a real pleasure to see the people through their own eyes.

I thought the acting was superlative especially the Mr. Khan and his wives, though young Sajid does an excellent job and has much to do in the movie.

I thought it was terrific. I liked that a message in it is that in matters of the heart we are all pretty much the same. Outstanding


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