West Is West details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Jimi Mistry, Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Vanessa Hehir, Vijay Raaz, Aqib Khan, Ila Arun, Zita Sattar|
|Studio:||Koch Media UK|
|Collections:||June - Drama/Thriller, June New Releases|
West Is West
|Run time:||1 hour 43 minutes|
|Rental release:||20 Jun 2011|
By Jennifer Trevorrow from LOVEFiLM
The much-anticipated sequel to East is East arrives in cinemas...
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west is west reviewBy a customer , 29 Aug 2011
[Highly rated reviewer]This film is absolutely brilliant and an amazing film where it shows that racism should not be accepted in any part of the country.I would highly recommend this film as it is hilarious and very very good.
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Even better than its predecessorBy a customer , 21 Apr 2012Moving and poignant with great characterisation. It has real laugh out loud moments and is actually even better than it's predecessor East is East. It is thoughtful and insightful and where a lesser film could be judgemental, a very balanced range of views have been presented.
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West is West = Very FunnyBy speedywheels (78 reviews) , 05 Apr 2012I would like to start my saying that i thought this latest film in the franchise was far better the East is East before it. The story was better giving you an idea what is like to be brought up in a pakstani family in todays society.
The director and writer should be congratulated for bringing humour to such a difficult subject as tradition and honouring the family.
The stars of the show were undoubtly Om Puri and Aqib Khan for the way they interacted together in their heated exchanges etc
I would recommend this film .
A really good watchBy YAM786110 (2 reviews) , 04 Apr 2012Actually watched this title twice in a space of a few hours.
If you were expecting the frolicks deliverd so aptly by its predecessor then prepared to be disappointed. However, what it lacks in the humour is more than made up by the human aspects of this film which British Pakistani's can certainly relate to. Having said that the movie plays out in a way that can capture a wider audience.
George 'Jhangir' Khan (Om Puri) returns to Pakistan in order to remind his youngest son of thier roots and traditions but its the reunion with his first wife that make this such a an intriguing watch as he faces the stark reality of the situation at hand.
Very good film incredibly well made.
Very entertainingBy Gray2 (222 reviews) from London, England , 04 Apr 2012A follow-up to East is East but you'd be able to follow it even if you hadn't seen the original. I had, but a long time ago so I'd forgotten the detail. I thought East is East was more serious than this; this is good simple fun but still gets you thinking about cultural issues. George Khan only has one son left at home now, but is still struggling to bring him up in the Pakistani way despite living in Salford. Eventually he leaves his English wife (wife # 2) and returns to Pakistan and to his first wife (whom he hasn't seen in 30 years) taking said youngest son with him. The plot gets quite silly when the younger son has more success 'matchmaking' for his older brother (by looking out for a Nana Mouskouri lookalike!) than his father or brother have ever had. And it becomes hilarious when, unexpectedly, Mrs Khan # 2 arrives from England and meets Mrs Khan # 1...
A Laugh A MinuteBy ShoutOut (136 reviews) , 03 Apr 2012'West is West' is the sequel to 'East is East'. In 'East is East' we follow the Khan family and their lives in Manchester in the early 70's. It was an insight into what life as mixed race couple and children had to put up with in England.
'West is West' however, centres on the Khan family in Pakistan. Although you would think things would be better there, we see how the Pakistanis treat Sajid as he is seen by them as a Westerner.
Sajid and his father go to Pakistan as 'George' wants his son to have more respect for him and understand their culture. Through this we see the struggle between father and son, and the struggle between Western and Eastern life.
Just like the first there is plenty of humour, but also plenty of drama. We also get to see the two different cultures within the brothers (Sajid and Maneer). Maneer is living in Pakistan, looking for a wife; whereas, Sajid wants to steer away from this type of tradition and this is where quite a lot of the comedy comes from.