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East is East is a charming and thoughtful drama from Damien O'Donnell about Zaheed Khan (Om Puri), a patriarch of a Pakistani-British family whose children begin to reject their heritage and embrace UK life.

Comedy 1999 97 mins

Director: Damien O'Donnell

Overview

A charming and thoughtful drama from Damien O'Donnell, East is East features an incredible lead turn from the late Om Puri. He stars as Zaheed Khan, the patriarch of a Pakistani-British family who embraces his culture despite living in the UK. He is obsessed with forming arranged marriages with his children - which proves a problem, because his children begin to reject their heritage and claim themselves as British. Tensions rise in the family as well as incredible insight into Muslim customs in this provocative, moving, and very funny film from O'Donnell.

East is East is adapted from the play of the same name by Ayub Khan-Din, who also wrote the film's screenplay.