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Om Puri Om Puri
George Khan
Linda Bassett Linda Bassett
Ella Khan
Jordan Routledge Jordan Routledge
Sajid Khan
Archie Panjabi Archie Panjabi
Meenah Khan
Emil Marwa Emil Marwa
Maneer Khan
Chris Bisson Chris Bisson
Saleem Khan
Jimi Mistry Jimi Mistry
Tariq Khan
Raji James Raji James
Abdul Khan


Written by
Ayub Khan-Din Ayub Khan-Din
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Mixed Feelings, Mostly Good

8 years, 9 months ago at Dec 31 3:41
Incorporating a blend of humor and heartbreak with ethnic issues, "East is East" sometimes seems awkward and wrong-headed, but it's successes are more plentiful than it's failures. The talented cast is a big plus, led by Om Puri and Linda Bassett as the wildly divergent parents, and Jordan Routledge as the adorable youngest child, Sajid.

Manchester, 1971. George (Puri) is an old-... read more

Great film: Funny, charming, poignant, refreshing

7 years, 9 months ago at Dec 17 13:21
East Is East, a culture-clash comedy set in the 1970s, is a great film. It is thoroughly accessible, and while it never takes itself too seriously, it still manages to be a funny, charming, poignant and refreshing film. It starts off a bit slow, but the performances, script and story more than makes up for it. The script is constantly funny, and the story is surprisingly compelling about Asian int... read more

An average movie

6 years, 4 months ago at May 31 9:23
For some reasons, I actually ended up watching this flick in the movie theater when it was released and I wonder what made me choose this movie at the time. I guess, back in those days, I was watching maybe 3 movies every week in the movie theater so I wasn’t exactly really picky. Anyway, to be honest, even though it was fairly entertaining, somehow, it didn’t really blow me away though. I don... read more
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In early 1970's England, a traditional Pakistani father (Om Puri) finds his family spinning in decidedly non-traditional directions. His brood consisting of six sons and one daughter all move in independent-minded directions set off when the eldest son runs away from home rather than keeping to his fate of an arranged marriage. When the next two sons also find out that their father has secretly been arranging marriages for them, they rebel and set off repercussions that forces the family to totally reconsider their family structure.
Release date: 5 November 1999
UPC: 717951010575
Tags: Comedy (12), British (8), Drama (8), Gay (3), 1999 (3), Immigrant (2), (2), Indian (2), 1990s (2), Wedding (2), England (2), Gay Man (1), Spiritual Cinema (1), Insult (1), Vomiting (1), Domestic Abuse (1), Arranged Marriage (1), Interracial (1), Circumcision (1)
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An average movie

“For some reasons, I actually ended up watching this flick in the movie theater when it was released and I wonder what made me choose this movie at the time. I guess, back in those days, I was watching maybe 3 movies every week in the movie theater so I wasn’t exactly really picky. Anyway, to be honest, even though it was fairly entertaining, somehow, it didn’t really blow me away though. I don’t know, the plot felt slightly too pedestrian and predictable to me. I mean, the culture clash was interesting but it was also cliché-ridden in my opinion. Furthermore, since they were so many children in this family, all of them had their own specific sub-plot and, a a result, instead of one fully-fledged story, they gave us instead a  whole bunch of half-baked little tales. After this movie” read more


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