East Is East (1999)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama

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In early 1970s England, a Pakistani father finds the authority he has previously maintained challenged by his increasingly Anglicized children.




  • Om Puri in East Is East (1999)
  • Ruth Jones and Emma Rydal in East Is East (1999)
  • Jimi Mistry and Emma Rydal in East Is East (1999)
  • Chris Bisson and Om Puri in East Is East (1999)
  • Ian Aspinall and Om Puri in East Is East (1999)
  • Gary Damer in East Is East (1999)

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23 January 2001 | daveisit
| He Loved His Parker
"East is East" tried to cover too many issues and genres in the one film. In the end I don't think the script was strong enough to tie all this together, and the film suffered because of it. Having said that I believe it was a strong performance from a talented cast.

In it's favour there were some hilarious scenes throughout the movie, and an insight into the Pakistani families and communities in England. Not the typical English stereotypes usually portrayed by Hollywood, nor the typical London lifestyle so often seen in movies today, which was a refreshing change.

Oh Yeah, this confirmed how dangerous and damaging religion has the potential to be. Definitely worth a look.

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GBP1,900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$53,569 16 April 2000

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