March 30, 2023

First Look At New Trailer & Poster For UK Comedy WEST IS WEST


Its great having a movie come out that gives you that feelgood factor, these days movies are too serious or just too bad to appreciate and WEST IS WEST is one of those feelgood movies people love to watch.

Icon Distribution & BBC Films have sent me the new trailer  & poster for the movie which is the long awaited follow up to the highly successful EAST IS EAST which sees the return of the dysfunctional Khan family in claustophobic Manchester 1976 with the focus now on the youngest Khan Sajid. Sajid is now in deep crisis Mr Khan packs him off to Punjab so he rediscover himself  to live with Mrs Khan 1 (whom was dumped 30 years previous) but before you could say “er mate” Mrs Khan number 2 arrives on the scene with the Salford massive to sort out everything!

WEST IS WEST stars Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Lesley Nicol, Emil Marwa, Jimi Mistry from the original cast with a debut from Aqib Khan as Sajid, with  Ila Arun, Nadim Sawalha, Vijay Raaz, Raj Bhansali starring. The movie has been directed by Father Ted/Red Dwarf director Andy de Emmony with the movie been released on February 25th,2011

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Manchester, England, 1976. 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 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 30 years earlier. It is not long before Ella Khan [Mrs Khan No 2], with a small entourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess, past and present.

Directed by Andy De Emmony (Fantabulosa), written by Ayub Khan-Din (East is East) and produced by Leslee Udwin (East is East). Starring Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Lesley Nicol, Emil Marwa, Jimi Mistry, Ila Arun, Nadim Sawalha, Vijay Raaz, Raj Bhansali and Aqib Khan