Star Cast: LindaBassett…… Ella Khan, Jimi Mistri…… Tariq, Emil Marwa……Maneer, Ila Arun…… Basheera Khan, Vijay Raaz…… Poppa Tanvir, OmPuri…… George Khan, Lesley Nicoll…… Auntie Annie, AqibKhan……Sajid Khan
Director: AndyDe Emmony
Music Director: ShankarMahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonca
Story / Writer: AyubKhan Din
Synopsis: WEST ISWEST is the coming of age story of both 13-year-old Sajid and also ofhis father, 60-year-old George (‘Genghis’) Khan.
Manchester, North of England, 1976. The now much diminished, but stillclaustrophobically cohesive and desperately dysfunctional Khan Familycontinues to struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runtof the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault bothfrom his father’s tyrannical insistence on Pakistani traditions, andfrom the fierce racist bullies in the school-yard. Isolated and bored,he resorts to bunking school and shoplifting useless items to spice uphis dull and lonely little life.
In a last attempt to make a good son of him, his father decides to packhim off to Mrs. Khan No 1 and family in the Punjab, the wife anddaughters he had abandoned 30 years earlier.
Resolved to teach Sajid a lesson, the tables are turned on George whenhe comes face to face with his own transgressions, and realizes that itis he himself who has much to learn.
It is not long before Ella Khan [Mrs. Khan No 2], with a smallentourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess,past and present.