• East Is East (2000)

East Is East

Release Date: April 14th, 2000

DVD Release Date: September 12th, 2000

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

George Khan, proud Pakistani and chip shop owner -- Ghengis to his kids -- rules his family with a rod of iron. He thinks he's raising his seven children to be respectable Pakistanis. But this is Salford in the North of England, in 1971. Much as George's English wife, Ella, loves and tries to honor her husband, she also wants her kids to be happy. The children, caught between bell-bottoms and arranged marriages, simply want to be citizens of the modern world.

Cast: Om Puri, Linda Bassett, Jordan Routledge, Archie Panjabi, Emil Marwa, Chris Bisson, Jimi Mistry, Raji James

Director: Damien O'Donnell

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: BBC, Channel 4 Television Corporation, Assassin Films

Distributors: Miramax Films

Keywords: Daughter, Rivalry, Wife, Father, Growing up, 1970s, Son, Amusing, Friend, London, Charming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    G. Allen JohnsonSan Francisco Examiner

    May be the funniest movie about parental and spousal abuse ever made.

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    He (Puri) is one of the most consistently excellent film actors that his country - or the world - has produced. And East is East, a grand cultural hybrid, is a real movie, too - raw, funny and wonderfully mixed up.

  • 88
    Jonathan ForemanNew York Post

    East Is East is "The Full Monty" of 2000, a fresh, funny and poignant film filled with sparkling performances.

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Awards

Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Winner Alexander Korda Award for the Outstanding British Film of the Year
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)