NEW DELHI (Reuters) – In 1999, the low-budget British film “East is East,” about the clash of cultures in a Muslim Pakistani family living in Manchester, became a surprise worldwide hit, winning awards and grossing over $15 million.
More than a decade later, the makers of the movie are back with “West is West” — a sequel set in Pakistan that has Bollywood’s Om Puri reprising his role as George Khan and many others from the original cast.
Hmmm, time to see which new trains will be coming India’s way. The Rail Budget is here.
Shaikh Nasir is one of several makers of low-budget, spoof movies set in the industrial town of Malegaon, around 300 km from Mumbai, and a world apart from the glitzy sets, big-name stars and lavish productions of Bollywood.
For 10 years, Nasir has made films with local actors and almost no equipment, often on a budget of a little more than $1,000. Many are parodies of Bollywood hits. His latest though is a parody of Hollywood’s Superman.