• Publication date: April 27, 2014

West Is West

After few years spent overseas, an immigrant father decides to sent his troubled son back home, to set him on the right track

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2010

MBC Max:

September 21, 2014 16:00 (KSA) ~ September 21, 2014 15:00 (CLT)

Set in the 1970’s in London England, where the Khan family has been calling home for a couple of years now. It focuses on the relation of two members more specifically, George and his Son Sajid’s struggle to find his place, and fit in; He’s having less than a stellar time under the tyrannical commands of his father, still insisting on traditional Pakistani values, religion and honor. On the other hand he is bullied, at school, for those exact same reason. Finding no escape, Sajid reverts to shoplifting and skipping school altogether. Seeing no other solution, to save his son and to set him back on the righteous way, he send him back to live with his first wife, that he left back some 30 years ago. However, is mother in England did not approve, and decides to go retrieve her son, the confrontation will harbor many comedic situations, of cultural clash.

A coming of age story, for both the dad who will come to grip of his own wrongdoing, a story of family, tradition and above all self-respect

Starring:

  • Om Puri as George
  • Aqib Khan as Sajid
  • Linda Bassett as Ella
  • Lesley Nicol as Annie
  • Jimi Mistry as Tariq
  • Emil Marwa as Maneer
  • Vijay Raaz as Tanvir
  • Vanessa Hehir as Esther
  • Robert Pugh as Headmaster Jordan
  • Ila Arun as Basheera
  • Zita Sattar as Neelam
  • Mike Razowzky as Pabhu man
  • Raj Bhansali as Zaid

Directed by: Andy de Emmony

Rating: NR