- Mar 25, 2011
Set five years on from East is East, the sequel takes the Khan family on a journey from Salford, England, to rural Pakistan. The film is as much the coming of 13-year-old Sajid as of his father, 60-year-old George (Ghengis) Khan.
George, in a last attempt to make a good son of him and teach him to value roots and traditions, decides to pack Sajid off to his first wife and family in Punjab whom he had abandoned 30 years ago. In the process, the tables are turned on George when he comes face-to-face with his own transgressions and realises that it is he himself who has much to learn.
Brought from the same creative team that brought East is East, the film is produced by Leslee Udwin (BAFTA and multi-award winner) and written by Ayub Khan-Din; the film stars Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Ila Arun, Jimi Mistry, Vijay Raaz and introduces Aqib Khan.
West is West has been a huge hit in the UK where it is currently in its 13th week.