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23-November-2010 14:07 IST
West is West to be Released on 25th February 2011 in India Producer Working on its trilogy East is West
Buoyant by the response to her Film West is West, Ms. Leslee Udwin, the producer of the Opening Film at IFFI 2010, is working on the script for the third film in the series East is West. Interacting with journalists with the cast and crew of her film at a press conference organized at the Media Centre at the Festival venue here, she said that it was a great honor to present the opening film at one of the best festivals in the world.

The film with a budget of 2.5 million pound sterling (about Rs 18 crore) will be released in India on 25th February which coincides with its release date in the UK. The film has been shot in Indian Punjab and has Indian Artists Om Puri, Illa Arun, Vijay Raaz in its lead role.The film’s music is by Rob Lane and Shankar Ehsaan Loy.

Set in Manchester 1975, West is West is a story of the claustrophobic and dysfunctional, Khan family’s struggle for survival. Sajid, the youngest Khan, the runt of the litter, is deep in pubescent crisis under heavy assault both from his father's tyrannical insistence on Pakistani tradition, and from the fierce bullies in the schoolyard. So, in a last, desperate attempt to 'sort him out', his father decides to pack him off to Mrs. Khan No 1 and family in the Punjab, the wife and daughters he had abandoned 35 years earlier. It is not long before Ella Khan (Mrs. Khan No 2) with a small entourage from Salford, England, swiftly follows to sort out the mess, past and present.

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