East Is East 22 years old

A comedy of families, a chip shop... and a very randy dog.

East Is East

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.


Preeya Kalidas
Preeya Kalidas

Nazir's Bride (uncredited)

Archie Panjabi
Archie Panjabi

Meenah Khan

Jimi Mistry
Jimi Mistry

Tariq Khan

East Is East Cast

Name Character
Gary Lewis He was 40, now 62 years old
Linda Bassett She was 49, now 71 years old as Ella Khan
Om Puri He was 48, 66 years old when he died as George Khan
Albert Moses He was 61, 79 years old when he died
Jimi Mistry He was 26, now 48 years old as Tariq Khan
Emil Marwa He was 25, now 47 years old
Ian Aspinall He was 28, now 50 years old as Nazir Khan
Raji James He was 29, now 51 years old
Chris Bisson He was 23, now 46 years old
Archie Panjabi She was 26, now 49 years old as Meenah Khan
Preeya Kalidas She was 18, now 41 years old as Nazir's Bride (uncredited)
Lesley Nicol She was 45, now 68 years old
Ruth Jones She was 32, now 55 years old
Kriss Dosanjh
Roger Morlidge He was 29, now 51 years old
Jimmi Harkishin He was 40, now 62 years old

East Is East Crew

Name Department
Brian Tufano as Director of Photography. He was 60 (now 82) years old Camera
Damien O'Donnell as Director. He was 32 (now 54) years old Directing
Deborah Mollison as Music. She was 40 (now 63) years old Sound
Leslee Udwin as Producer. He was 42 (now 64) years old Production
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East Is East (22 years)

A comedy of families, a chip shop... and a very randy dog.

  • Release day: Friday, May 14, 1999
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Budget: 3800000.00
  • Revenue: 28200000.00