East Is East

Synopsis: In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and start to reject their father's rules on dress, food, religion, and living in general.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Damien O'Donnell
Production: Miramax Films
  Nominated for 4 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 16 wins & 10 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

You bastard!

[Mullah] Bismillah.

[Class] Bismillah.


[Class] Irachmah.



[Mullah] Bismillah.


[Mullah] Irachmah.


[Mullah] Neerahim.


[Mullah] Eh Laha.

Eh Laha.

[Mullah] Illalah.


Ho Mohammed Dar.

[Class] Ho Mohammed Dar.

Rasoo Lallah.

Rasoo Lallah.

[Shouts from outside]

- Night, Abdul. - Night, Jo.

Your wife's got a lot to look forward to, pal!

Gunga! Drink now!

- No, Mark, I don't drink. - It's tradition!

[Mark] He's gettin' married tomorrow! Drink, Gunga!

Take no notice, get off home, mate.

Leave him alone, Mark.

Shut it, fat twat! You'll get a budgie up the bum!

[Gasps and shouts in Urdu]

[Saj] Yes!

[Excited chat]

Let me see, Sajid.

[Talking in Urdu]


Uh-oh, here we go.

Come on, bastard.

I bloody fix him.

Hey, stop looking! You make a bloody fool of me, eh?

Jammy little bleeder.

What the hell's he done now?

Done? I tell you what he done. He make a bloody show of me!

Bloody family always makes a bloody show of me!

Now, how I looking mullah in the bloody face,

'cause your son got bloody tickle-tackle!

What are you goin' on about, what tickle-tackle?

Mullah sees, all the bloody children seeing!

Well, he must be seeing things because they were all done.

She's right, George.

You no believe me? You bloody looking!

Sajid, come here.

- Get stuffed. - Hey, hey, language.

I'll stuff you in a minute, now get 'em off.


Come on, let me have a look.

I've wiped your shitty arse before now.

It's still there.

You sees? Is all you bloody fault!

It's nowt to worry about, you can get him done.

I know who should've got done.


No bloody funny, you sees.

Just get this fixed. This has to be cutting.

Hey! Come here, bastard!

[Saleem] We draw 'em at college.

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Ayub Khan-Din

Ayub Khan Din (born 1961) is a British Pakistani actor who played Sammy in Hanif Kureishi's film Sammy and Rosie Get Laid in (1987) and wrote the BAFTA, BIFA and London Film Critics Circle award-winning film East Is East, based on the original 1996 play that was nominated for an Olivier Award in 1998. In 2008 his comedy play Rafta, Rafta... won the Olivier Award that year. He also wrote the film sequel West Is West released in 2010. He also created the television series Ackley Bridge, which debuted in 2017. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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