West is West

2010, 103 minutes

The now much diminished, but still claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family continues to struggle for survival in Manchester, North of England, 1975.

The story is set in 1975, four years after the story in ''East Is East (film)|East Is East''. Father George Khan is worried that his youngest son, Sajid, now 15, is turning his back on his Pakistani heritage, so he decides to take him for a visit to Pakistan.<ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfilms/film/west_is_west West is West, BBC Films], retrieved 2010-10-24</ref> While the movie is set in Pakistan, it was in fact filmed in India.<ref name=wsj>{{cite news| url=http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2011/02/17/recreating-pakistan-in-india-for-west-is-west/ | work=The Wall Street Journal | first=Margherita | last=Stancati | title=Recreating Pakistan in India for ?West is West' | date=17 February 2011}}</ref> Both films are based on the writer's own life as a young man in Salford in the 1970s, with Sajid being his alter ego;<ref name=Salford/> the script was loosely based on a draft of a screenplay about his life in Pakistan as a 13-year-old.<ref>{{cite web |url= http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/west-comes-east/779518/ |title= West Comes East|first= Debesh|last= Banerjee|work= expressindia.com |date= 2011-04-22|accessdate= 22 April 2011}}</ref> [<a href='http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Is_West_(2010_film)'>Plot summary provided by WikiPedia</a>]



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